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100 Things To Look Forward To @ NU

#NU2021andTransfers -- we absolutely can't wait to celebrate your arrival on campus. But until then, we wanted to provide a (incredibly partial) list of things that you can look forward to at this wonderful university. This collection of ideas is nowhere near comprehensive, and some of the best parts of Northwestern come as you define them :)

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8. Familiarizing yourself with Chicago's public transportation options

9. Studying at Fran's and getting late night snacks

We recommend the quesadillas

11. Getting tons of free t-shirts, hats, and more at NU sporting events

14. Wildcat Welcome pop-up events

Free cookies, handwarmers, fanny packs, snow cones....the list goes on

18. Learning Northwestern's Alma Mater

Hail to Purple, Hail to White...

21. Going to the Art Institute, Museum of Modern Art, and so many other places in Chicago for FREE with your Wildcard

22. Snagging student discounts for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera concerts

23. Learning how to navigate the Technological Institute

Alternatively, getting lost and finding your way out of Tech

25. Marching out of the Arch

A nostalgic senior week tradition!

27. Learning NU sporting traditions

It's time to move the chain! GO U, NU

28. Watching amazing live music acts courtesy of student production groups

31. Joining in the primal scream before your first finals week

32. Finding an excuse to walk alongside the Lakefill on your way to class

33. Figuring out your personal campus shortcuts

Ford Lawn? Cutting through Locy/Fisk?

41. Chris Carter (the mentalist)

Classic Wildcat Welcome entertainment

43. Checking out the Ba'hai Temple

It's the only one on the continent!

45. Watching one of Northwestern's many a cappella groups perform

48. Winning an intramural championship and getting a free t-shirt

52. Taking the free Intercampus shuttle to the heart of Downtown Chicago

55. Seeing a student theater production

There are usually two or three or four shows any given weekend!

57. Exercising your creative muscles in ARTica

An artistic haven tucked within Norris University Center!

59. Visiting the Block Museum

An incredible art museum located on campus!

68. Visiting the Chicago Botanic Gardens or the Lincoln Park Zoo for FREE

69. Playing with the butterflies at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

74. Playing frisbee, taking a nap, or studying on Deering Meadow

76. Exploring different Chicago neighborhoods, like Pilsen or Wicker Park

Stayed tuned for our Chicago video!

82. Finding your way around campus...

with the help of our handy-dandy map!

91. Connecting with a professor in a class that you’re passionate about


96. Taking an Insta' inside of the S.S. Bienen (the Bienen School of Music building)!

100. Finding your True Northwestern!

Because your way of doing Northwestern is the best way for you :)

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