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Meet Medill

The best way to learn about our graduate programs is to interact with our students, faculty and staff. Visit us in Evanston or Chicago to see our students in action. Meet us at a conference or campus near you or watch a recorded information session whenever you like. We'll continue to update this page as more events are added. We hope to see you soon.

Information sessions

Attending an information session or webinar is a great way to learn more about Medill's MSJ program. You will talk with an admissions counselor and learn more about the application process. You may also meet faculty, current students or alums who can answer your questions about how our programs may help you achieve your career goals.

We currently do not have an information session scheduled. We will post dates on this page as they become available.

Conferences, campus visits and events

We often attend conferences, visit college campuses and participate in other events across the country. These events have currently been canceled due to COVID-19. We will add more events as they are scheduled.


We strongly recommend you schedule an interview before you submit your application. Although an interview is not required as part of the MSJ application, it’s a great way for us to get to know you and for you to learn more about Medill as you apply.

Learn more about interviews

Campus visits

NOTE: Based on University guidelines in response to nationwide COVID-19 developments, we have made the difficult decision to join many other colleges in canceling all tours, information sessions and large gatherings for prospective students. These events are canceled at Northwestern and Medill until further notice. The University will be monitoring the situation in the coming weeks to make decisions about future visit options. We look forward to welcoming you to campus as soon as we're able.

Visiting our Evanston or Chicago campus is one of the best ways to get a feel for our program and community. Campus visits give you the opportunity to talk to an admissions director, sit in on a class, meet a faculty member and take a tour of our facilities. We strongly encourage you to visit campus to get a distinct feel for what your time at Medill would be like.

Plan your visit

Our campus visits are currently suspended due to COVID-19. When they resume, we will post details on how to schedule your visit.

Arriving on campus

The Medill Office of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid is located at:

Fisk Hall
1845 Sheridan Road
Suite 104
Evanston, IL 60208

Where to stay

Airbnb has listings for rentals throughout Evanston and Chicago

Hyatt House
1515 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-864-2300

Holiday Inn
1501 Sherman Ave., Evanston, 847-491-6400

Hilton Garden Inn
1818 Maple Ave., Evanston, 847-475-6400 or 1-877-STAYHGI

Hilton Orrington
1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston, 888-677-4648

Margarita European Inn
1566 Oak Ave., Evanston, 847-869-2273

Hotels in Chicago

These are a few of the many options near our downtown campus.

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/North Loop
66 E. Wacker Place, Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago

Swissôtel Chicago
323 E. Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago

Virgin Hotels Chicago
203 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago

Getting here


Many major airlines fly into both O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. O’Hare is approximately 45 minutes from the Evanston campus, and Midway is approximately 60 minutes away. However, travel times can vary depending on traffic.

Public transportation

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) purple line runs to Evanston. Both the O’Hare and Midway Airports have CTA lines that connect to the purple line.


Please contact a taxi service directly to handle your transportation.

American Taxi
Northshore Cab Company


If you drive to Medill for your visit, the closest parking is in a gated parking garage attached to the Segal Visitor Center. Parking in this garage is $8 per day. Parking is also available in downtown Evanston. Most on-street parking in Evanston is restricted to a two-hour time limit.