Announcements

December 7, 2016

Northwestern is hiring an Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

This position will be responsible for The Graduate School alumni engagement efforts, reporting jointly to the Director of Alumni Engagement (Office of Alumni Relations & Development) and the Dean of The Graduate School.

December 7, 2016

Libraries closed December 23 - January 2

All libraries on Northwestern’s Evanston and Chicago campuses will observe the Winter Recess that was recently announced by President Schapiro.

December 5, 2016

Current Kellogg Courses Available to TGS Students

Each quarter, Kellogg opens a handful of courses to TGS students. This typically happens with very tight deadlines and only a few spaces open, so students must act fast and work with our Student Services team to register quickly.

November 29, 2016

The IO Closing for Winter Break

The International Office will be closing for Winter Break from December 23 - January 2

November 11, 2016

Dean McBride has been elected as a member of the American Antiquarian Society

This is an honor bestowed on an elite group of scholars, educators, publishers, and collectors who are invested in American history through 1876, and the membership includes fourteen former US Presidents.

November 7, 2016

Winter Registration begins Monday, November 14, and requires Multi-factor authentication

As a reminder, multi-factor authentication (MFA) is now active on CAESAR. This means you will need a phone (smartphone, cell phone, or landline) to verify your identity when logging in.

November 4, 2016

Dissertation Embargo Policy

Ahead of our Administrative Board meeting on November 9, and following discussion with the Graduate Leadership and Advocacy Council (GLAC) and a town hall meeting for students, TGS would like to share with you our Dissertation Embargo Policy, which we anticipate will be approved at the meeting, and will apply to all students beginning January 1, 2017.

November 1, 2016

New Family Resource Liaison Lesley Lundeen

The Office of Work/Life & Family Resources is pleased to welcome Lesley Lundeen as the new family resource liaison.

October 25, 2016

Winter Quarter starts Tuesday, January 3; Monday classes meet

Winter Quarter classes begin on Tuesday, January 3, but on that day Monday classes will be held for most Evanston campus schools.

October 21, 2016

2016-2017 Community Building Grants

The list of 2016-2017 Community Building Grant Recipients is now available

October 10, 2016

Activity Fee Waiver Requests

Students who are studying abroad or will be off-campus and away from the Chicago area this quarter are eligible for an activity fee waiver, provided they fill out the Activity Fee waiver form within 3 quarters or 9 months after their time off campus.

October 4, 2016

Questions about the Recent NLRB Ruling?

Northwestern has published a website providing answers to frequently asked questions, key news and updates, and previous communication around the recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board defining students at private universities as statutory employees.

September 26, 2016

Updating or Controlling Your Displayed Directory Information

We have heard recent concerns from students that their personal contact information was accessed by parties external to Northwestern.

September 22, 2016

Welcome letter from Todd Adams, Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students

With the arrival of the new year, please take a moment to review these items of note.

September 22, 2016

Conversations with Dean McBride Following NLRB Rulings

We know that there are many questions following the recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which ruled that student assistants working at private colleges and universities are statutory employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act.

September 19, 2016

Email and Social Networking Security Advisory

Several graduate students at Northwestern have recently reported to Northwestern police acts of extortion, intimidation, and harassment.

September 19, 2016

Health Insurance Town Hall

GLAC will host a Health Insurance Town Hall on Monday, September 26 at TGS Commons.

September 15, 2016

Register now for Fall Quarter Writing Workshops

The Graduate Writing Place and The Writing Program will hold five 90-minute workshops this quarter on topics ranging from Writing Cover Letters for the Academic Job Market to Reading and Note-Taking for Academic Writing. Register now!

September 15, 2016

Updates to The Graduate School's Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic policies and procedures are maintained on TGS’s website and students are responsible for knowing and complying with its content, in addition to knowing and complying with University policies and program-specific policies and procedures.

September 12, 2016

TGS’s Parental Accommodation Policy Effective September 1

TGS updated and enhanced what was formerly known at the Childbirth Accommodation policy into a new Parental Accommodation policy.

August 3, 2016

Dental Plan and Vision Plan Open Enrollment

Northwestern offers a dental plan that graduate students may opt in to.

July 28, 2016

Continuing Students Must Accept or Waive the Health Insurance Plan by October 1

All TGS students must enroll in or waive Northwestern's Student Health Insurance Plan (NU-SHIP) in CAESAR by October 1, but students intending to enroll in the plan should ideally do so by August 8 in order for your insurance to activate on September 1.

July 22, 2016

TGS Commons will close from Friday, July 29 to Monday, August 1.

The Graduate School Commons will be closed briefly for a cleaning.

July 12, 2016

Lactation room map now available

Work/Life & Family Resources has developed a map with icons for the lactation rooms on campus.

June 7, 2016

TGS Commons Reservation Guidelines Change

Due to overwhelming demand, effective immediately, TGS Commons may only be reserved for events attended by TGS students or hosted by TGS staff or TGS student organizations.

May 12, 2016

New CTEC Platform

In order to be included in an evaluation, Teaching Assistants must be listed on the lecture section of the class in CAESAR.

May 3, 2016

TGS Inducts Presidential Fellows

On April 28, Acting Dean Craig Bina inducted the new cohort of Presidential Fellows at a ceremony and dinner held at the James L. Allen Center.

April 26, 2016

Submit Activity Fee Waiver Requests by June 1

Beginning on June 1, TGS will begin processing Activity Fee waivers up to 3 quarters (or 9 months) retroactively.

April 5, 2016

Ryan Fellows Inducted

On March 31, Acting Dean Craig Bina inducted the 2016 Ryan Fellows in a ceremony held at TGS Commons.

April 5, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Presidential Fellows!

A message from Acting Dean Craig Bina.

March 23, 2016

Save the Date for The Graduate School New Student Orientation 2016

A detailed schedule of activities will be available at a later date

March 14, 2016

Nominate Outstanding Faculty and Staff for Ver Steeg Awards

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 6, 2016.

March 9, 2016

Registration open now for Sustaining Digital Resources: The Business Model Bootcamp for Digital Project Leaders

This 3-day intensive workshop, which past participants have described as a “mini-MBA where the topic is your project,” takes participants through the steps to developing a strong business case for their initiative.

March 9, 2016

Form 1042-S Federal Tax Issue

This page will feature news and updates relevant to the 1042-S Form tax issue experienced by some of our international graduate students.

March 1, 2016

TGS attorney will begin seeing students at Chicago campus

Arthur Corbin will work from the Chicago campus every other month, beginning on March 22.

February 26, 2016

Spring Quarter begins on Tuesday, March 29

Monday classes will be held on Tuesday, March 29 for most Evanston campus schools.

February 17, 2016

K. Patricia Cross Award Recipients

Congratulations to Désirée Weber, PhD Candidate in Political Science, on receiving the K. Patricia Cross Award!

February 16, 2016

Take TGS's Communications Survey and be Entered to Win Fabulous Prizes

We at TGS would like to hear more about the best way to stay in contact with you, and, to that end, have created a survey you can use to provide us with feedback. Teaser

February 15, 2016

Landlord and Tenant Law FAQ

Familiarize yourself with your rights as a tenant with this document from Arthur Corbin.

February 15, 2016

Required: Update the 1095B forms to confirm insurance coverage for all enrollees

Please correct your 1095B by logging into your Aetna Navigator account prior to March 1, 2016.

February 1, 2016

Congratulations to TGS Awards & Recognition Recipients!

TGS's 2016 Awards & Recognition recipients have been selected

January 27, 2016

Makola Abdullah, PhD, to speak at The Graduate School’s PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony

TGS alumi, Makola Abdullah, will be the commencement speaker for the Hooding Ceremony in June

January 27, 2016

The Graduate School at Northwestern identified as a top graduate school in America

Northwestern ranked sixth on GradSchoolHub.com’s 50 Best Graduate Schools in America for 2016

January 12, 2016

The CTA Asks Us to Remind you that U-Passes are Not Transferable

Please remember that your CTA U-Pass is not transferable and is meant for your use only.

January 6, 2016

TGS Night Out: Adler After Dark

Join us for TGS Night Out at Adler Planetarium for Adler After Dark!

December 17, 2015

Makola Abdullah introduced as the president of Virginia State University

Abdullah received his PhD in Civil Engineering from The Graduate School in 1994