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Faculty and students enjoying a picnic.Faculty and students enjoying a picnic.

Life At Medill

At Medill, you’ll join a supportive community nurtured by our Office of Student Affairs and caring faculty and staff whose goal is to help you create your future.

Join our community

You'll find dozens of ways to get involved at Medill and take advantage of all that Northwestern, Evanston and Chicago have to offer.

Student pose in front of Wrigley field during a special tour.
We organize fun, behind-the-scenes tours, like this one to Wrigley Field, for our graduate students.

You will have opportunities to:

  • Build a comprehensive portfolio in our professional media partners' and Medill-run websites
  • Network at national professional journalism conferences
  • Support Medill's mission by serving on graduate student leadership council
  • Get in the spirit and cheer on your Big10 team at a sporting event
  • Dine at the great restaurants in Chicago and Evanston
  • Attend a festival in Chicago celebrating anything from arts and music to culture and food
  • Check out a game at one of Chicago's world-class sporting venues

Medill's Student Affairs team will help you take advantage of all the Medill experience has to offer.

Get Involved

Northwestern's NABJ chapter received "Chapter of the Year" honors at the national NABJ convention

Professional Organizations

We support student travel to national professional conferences.
Learn more about professional media organizations
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MSJ Student Ambassadors

This group of enthusiastic students welcomes prospective students and focuses on creating positive changes in the MSJ program.
Learn more about MSJ student ambassadors

Student Affairs

Student Affairs staff

Medill Student Affairs is where community starts.

Tap into our team's expertise to maximize your Medill experience from orientation to graduation. Our team loves helping students succeed. We are your primary resource for information on registration and degree progress as well as Medill and NU opportunities and services.

Learn more about Medill Student Affairs
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