Campus Resources

Block Museum
The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art offers focused visual arts programming for the NU community and the greater Chicago area. The Museum mounts several exhibitions a year, organizes numerous lectures, symposia, and workshops with artists and scholars, and screens classic and contemporary films at Block Cinema.

Our Northwestern
Our Northwestern is the University’s online social community for alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends. Joining is easy, free, and offers access to content and people that are uniquely Northwestern.
Once you sign in, you can:

  • Find career opportunities by networking, posting or searching job listings, or taking advantage of advice and resources.
  • Find friends and classmates with Our Northwestern’s dynamic search feature.
  • Create your profile - customize a social network that reflects your interests, and choose how you want to connect and share.
  • Join social groups and communities - connect with other users around schools, athletics, clubs, or other affinities.

Career Services
Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) offers free career counseling catered specifically to current graduate students. Career counseling is a confidential and supportive process through which each student works with a counselor to explore career options and make career decisions. Students work at their own pace on the parts of the career planning process appropriate to their needs.

The MSHC Program occasionally organizes social events and activities. The greater university offers daily opportunities to attend a diverse range of events from academic speakers, to performing arts. To view other campus-wide events, see the PlanIt PurpleEvents Calendar.

Class break refreshments are offered and lunch is provided each class day for MSHC students. This cost is included in program tuition.

Health Services
NU Health Services provide quality physical and mental care to NU students. Students are eligible for Aetna Student Health Insurance.  To enroll please visit NU Health Service-Evanston/Insurance or call 847 491-2113 with questions. 

The University’s Department of Graduate and Off Campus Housing serves to support graduate students seeking housing. Contact them directly to learn more at or 847 491-5127.

Disability Accommodations
To request disability accommodations, students should contact the Disability Services Office, voice 847-467-5530, teletypewriter 847-467-5533, or email


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