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Student Services & Support

Resources to support your student experience and advance your career.

The Graduate School provides many options to enhance the graduate experience. We encourage all students to get involved in the community and take advantage of the opportunities for personal and academic success. Explore graduate services and resources below. 

Professional development

Working closely with campus partners, The Graduate School (TGS) provides a wide variety of programs and resources to support the professional development of our students.

 Explore programming opportunities

Family resources

Northwestern is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for pregnant and parenting students. Graduate students who are parents can take advantage of many resources, including:

  • 12 weeks of family leave for new parents
  • Portable childcare grants for day care or an in-home provider
  • Access on lactation rooms on campus
  • The option of enrolling dependents in our student health insurance plan

All resources for student parents

Campus and community life

The graduate student community is comprised of students across Evanston and Chicago, living both off- and on-campus. Take advantage of the educational, cultural environment and social activities that help form the graduate student community.

More on TGS community & campus life