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Life at Medill

At Medill, you’ll join a supportive community nurtured by our Office of Student Life 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.

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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
  • Walk along the shores of Lake Michigan and enjoy Evanston's beaches
  • 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

Our Office of Student Life will help you take advantage of all the Medill experience has to offer.

Get Involved

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Join a Professional Organization

Join one of Northwestern’s journalism clubs, where you can build your skills and your network while making friends and having fun. We support student travel to national professional conferences.

Learn more about student organizations
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Graduate Journalism Leadership Council

This group of enthusiastic students welcomes prospective students and their families to campus and serves as the liaison to Medill’s academic and administrative leadership.

Learn more about the Graduate Journalism Leadership Council

Office of Student Life

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Medill’s Office of Student Life 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 the Office of Student Life