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Campus Life

Whether graduate students live on or off campus, they are always encouraged to take advantage of Northwestern's rich cultural environment and intellectual resources. 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.

Northwestern’s Evanston and Chicago campuses are on Lake Michigan, which offers a variety of scenic and recreational opportunities for our community members. See Our Campuses to learn more about what these cities have to offer.

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The Wildcard

Learn more about your Northwestern University photo identification/all-purpose card—and how to use it at the library, recreational facilities, student elections, the Norris University Center and more.

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Student Groups and Activities

View the various student groups and community building opportunities available for TGS students.

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Health and Wellness

The University provides health services for students on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. Learn more and see if you apply.
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Housing and Transportation

Since the University is centrally located in both Chicago and Evanston, housing and public transportation opportunities are excellent. Learn more about the variety of options available.
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Child and Family Resources

Discover the services and resources specifically designed to support student-parents, such as: free access to a babysitter and/or pet sitter database, childcare, New Mom Support Group and more.
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Legal Services Support

The Student Legal Services Office provides an attorney to full-time students in TGS who pay the activity fee. Learn more.
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Dealing with Conflict

Review the chain of communication guidelines for managing different types of conflicts.
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Resources for New Students

Discover a variety of programs, services and sources of information available to support students in academic and community living.
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Graduate Student Commons

The Graduate Student Commons was created for general use by graduate students to study, host small meetings, presentations, etc. Learn how you can reserve this space for your next event.