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Navigating Northwestern is a virtual graduate school information series for prospective students from underrepresented and minoritized populations (URM) and students from minority-serving institutions (MSI). Participants will be able to engage with Northwestern graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and program administrators to learn more about the expectations, resources, and opportunities of the many aspects of graduate education.

Sessions will take place virtually throughout the academic year. Please continue to check this page for new sessions and updates. 

Navigating Northwestern Schedule - Winter / Spring 2023 Quarter
Date Title Description Link
Thursday, March 20, 12 - 1 PM, CT Navigating Northwestern: Funding & Finances
This session will be lead by The Graduate School's Financial Administrator, Sam Okun-Perlin, and will cover PhD stipends, funding, taxes, and other financial aspects of NU graduate school.


Monday, April 17, 12 – 1 PM, CT Taking a Northwestern Direction: Next Steps Congratulations! You've accepted your offer to join Northwestern's Graduate School and are officially a graduate student. Join us for this session, which discusses next steps, timelines, and deadlines to remember.


Wednesday, May 17, 12 – 1 PM, CT A New Start: Navigating to Chicago/Evanston Recently admitted Northwestern graduate students are welcome to attend this session, which covers everything you need to know about moving to the Chicago/Evanston areas. RSVP
Date TBA Graduate Student Health Insurance Information Session Representatives from the Student Health Insurance office will review graduate student insurance and benefits.
Date TBA Clinical Psychology Information Session Representatives from Weinberg's Clinical Psychology program and Feinberg's Clinical Psychology program will meet to discuss the nuances and differences of each.