Overcast skies and cold, misty rain didn’t come close to dampening the spirits of the estimated 10,000 attendees who packed into Ryan Field for Northwestern’s 160th annual Commencement ceremony this past Friday. As a sea of cap, gown, and poncho-clad graduates filled the rows of seats on the football field, parents, families, and other loved ones enthusiastically cheered them on from the bleachers.
Northwestern’s 160th Commencement ceremony will be held on June 22, 2018, at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. This annual graduation celebration will honor the graduating class of 2018, and recognize all that they have accomplished during their time spent at Northwestern.
Each year, two students are selected to speak during the ceremony. This year, John Franklin will introduce the Commencement address speaker Renée Fleming and Sumaia Masoom will deliver the welcome address.
On Tuesday, June 5, Student Affairs held their annual awards banquet to honor winners of both the Wildcat Excellence Award and the Wildcat Impact Award. Approximately 130 students and staff members gathered in the Norris Louis Room to celebrate with food, music, and a ceremony that honored the people who go above and beyond to make the Northwestern community a better place.
The Journey of Our Years, Northwestern’s congratulatory for Black undergraduates, will allow students to reflect on their journey at NU while celebrating their achievements. Hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs, the event emphasizes the Black student experience and will occur on June 21.
In anticipation of Memorial Day, the main lounge of Allison Residential Community transformed into a writing center for residents to come in, take a break, eat falafel, catch up with their neighbors, and practice gratefulness by thanking veterans for their service. Students could unwind, share some laughs, and—without necessarily knowing it—improve their own well-being by decorating cards with a wide array of markers alongside Rifka Cook, the Faculty-in-Residence at Allison Residential Community, and Kathryn Melendez, Residence Director for the South Area.
More than 460 undergraduate students were awarded grants to pursue unpaid internships in their career field of interest as part of Northwestern Career Advancement’s Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP). This year’s recipients represent the 12th—and largest—SIGP class since the program’s founding in 2007, when only 10 grants were awarded.
Haven’t found a summer job or internship yet, and don’t know where to look? Don’t worry! This guide shows you how to seize those last-minute opportunities by using the available resources on Northwestern career services and searching through the right databases.
With graduation just around the corner, Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) have been planning special congratulatories for Northwestern undergraduate students of color. The Latinx congratulatory on June 21 will celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic/Latinx students and cater to their unique cultural background.
As the academic year comes to a close, seniors look forward to graduation, a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of their undergraduate career and the person they’ve become. But for some students, developing their identity was closely connected to exploring their sexuality. These students may choose to participate in Lavender Graduation, a special ceremony for Northwestern graduates who identify as LGBTQ and their allies.
Staying in Evanston for the summer? You aren’t alone. Every summer, a number of Northwestern students find themselves staying in the area over the break. But while you’re probably already aware of some of the cool entertainment available in Chicago, you may not know just how much Evanston has to offer.