Whether graduate students live on or off campus, they are encouraged to take advantage of Northwestern's intellectual resources and rich cultural environment. Distinguished speakers come to the campus daily, and most lectures are available to all students without charge. Students, faculty, and guest artists in theater, music, and opera offer performances almost every evening during the year. The presence of students from nearly every country in the world adds to the cultural diversity on campus.
Because of its location in a major metropolitan complex, Northwestern University also offers a wide range of experiences that include viewing some of the world's fine architecture, attending concerts by one of the world's most distinguished symphony orchestras, and enjoying Chicago's popular entertainment and major league sports events. Both campuses front Lake Michigan, which affords a variety of scenic and recreational opportunities.
For more information, consult the graduate student Off-Campus Housing Office Web site, www.northwestern.edu/gradhousing/.