Continuing Education

The Alumnae of Northwestern has offered intellectually stimulating noncredit courses since 1968. These classes are open to the public at a modest cost. Outstanding faculty from nearly every Northwestern school and department offer insight into their disciplines through continuing education courses held on the Evanston campus. Each year, more than 2,000 people from Chicago and the metropolitan area attend classes coordinated and administered by the Alumnae.

Funds raised by this program support:

  • scholarships for undergraduate students
  • fellowships for graduate women
  • major grants and smaller gifts to University schools and departments

Twice in recent years, the program has received the Exceptional Achievement Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

The Alumnae is offering two ONLINE courses for FALL 2020

Online Registration opens Monday, August 17, 2020, at 12:00 a.m. for two ONLINE courses for FALL 2020.  Course A : The Turbulent 60's Tuesdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m. and Course B:  Chinese Politics, Tuesdays, 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Details are in the Fall 2020 Course Brochure, which is in the left column on this page.  Additional information about registration, which is ONLINE ONLY, is in the Course Brochure and in the Registration and Policies section below the Course Brochure in the left column on this page.

REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY

If you are on the mailing list, you will get the course brochure through the mail as in the past. You must have an NORRIS BOX OFFICE ACCOUNT in order to register online for Continuing Education courses.  

Log in to your Norris Box Office Account to register. 

If you do not already have a Norris Box Office Account, you must create a user id for the Norris Box office website before registering for a course. Each person must use his or her own email address when registering.

ATTENTION BUS RIDERS! SEE CHANGES IN BUS SCHEDULE BELOW

EFFECTIVE 9-29-2022, The changes to the Bus Schedule are in BOLD.

FROM RYAN FIELD TO NORRIS:  The bus leaves Ryan Field at 8:30 am, 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm.

FROM NORRIS TO RYAN FIELD:  The bus leaves Norris at 11:15 am and 2:45 pm.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PER DIEMS TO CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES

Planning to attend PER DIEM?   Norris is currently a NO CASH operation, and $30 CASH or CHECK is needed to pay for the per diem to a Continuing Education class.  There is an ATM on the ground level of Norris Center for your convenience.

The Alumnae is Offering Four courses for Fall 2022

FALL 2022 Online Registration opens Monday, August 15, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. for Four courses. 

Details are in the Fall 2022 Course Brochure, which is posted in the left column on this page.  Additional information about registration, which is ONLINE ONLY, is in the Course Brochure and in the Registration and Policies section below the Course Brochure in the left column on this page.

The Alumnae is Offering Two Online courses for Summer 2022

SUMMER 2022 Online Registration opens Friday, June 3, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. for two ONLINE courses. 

Details are in the Summer 2022 Course Brochure, which is posted in the left column on this page.  Additional information about registration, which is ONLINE ONLY, is in the Course Brochure and in the Registration and Policies section below the Course Brochure in the left column on this page.

ADDED STEP FOR ZOOM COURSES. Winter 2022

For anyone registering for the Winter 2022 courses, there is an added step to the process of joining the online Zoom courses. 

As before, once you have registered at the Norris Box Office, you will receive an email confirming your registration. 

COURSE EVALUATIONS

You will find the Course Evaluations on the pages for Courses A, B, C, and D.  The Course pages are located at the top of the left column on this Continuing Education page and at the top of the left column on the Home page of this website.  Click on the course in that list to see its page.