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Office Of Student Affairs

We support you so you can maximize your Medill experience from orientation to graduation.

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Supporting your Medill experience

We are your primary resource for information on registration and degree progress as well as Medill and NU opportunities and services.

How We Can Help

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Communication and orientation

Before you arrive on campus, we’ll contact you with information to help you prepare for the start of classes, and we’ll set up channels to connect you with your fellow students. At orientation, we’ll help you start off your career at Medill with a fun and informative program. 

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Academic advising

We will meet with you throughout the year to discuss academic progress, personal and professional goals and dreams, and your Medill experience.

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MSJ Student Ambassadors

Student Life staff members advise our MSJ student ambassadors, who work to continually improve the Medill student experience.

Learn about MSJ student ambassadors
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Student organizations and professional development

We support our student journalism organizations and send students to various journalism conferences, where they meet professionals and build networks.

Learn more about student organizations
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Building the Medill community

We build Medill pride with events throughout the year, including student appreciation events.

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As you finish your college career, we host Medill’s graduation ceremonies to celebrate your accomplishments.

Additional Student Resources

Health and Safety Resources

Northwestern offers a variety of resources to support your physical, mental and social well-being on campus.

Learn more about Health and Safety Resources
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