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 celebrates 50 years of its Continuing Education Program beginning with a Special Lecture by Sergio Rebelo

The Alumnae's celebration of 50 years of Continuing Education begins with this Special Lecture Event.  You won't want to miss this opportunity to hear Sergio Rebelo!  The Tokai Bank Distinguished Professor of International Finance, Kellogg School of Management, will speak on "What Can We say About the Future?"  The world economy is undergoing large structural transformations.  This lecture includes ongoing changes in the labor and energy market, the impact of population again, and the promises and challenges associated with auromation and artificial intelligence.

Online Registration Is OPEN for SPRING QUARTER 2019 at 12:00 am CT, FRIDAY, FEBRURY, 1, 2019.

REGISTRATION MAY ONLY BE DONE:
1) ONLINE or
2) AT THE NORRIS BOX OFFICE WINDOW BY THE MAIN DESK AT NORRIS CENTER.

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.  

Ways to Create a Norris Box Office online account:

1. Click anywhere in the lavender box near the top of the Home page to read how to set up your account and complete as instructed.  OR

CONTINUING EDUCATION SEATING POLICY

As stated in our brochure, be sure to bring your class entry card to each class, as it must be shown to the proctors at the door for entry to the class. Please note: in order to guarantee seating for our registered students, there will be only one time you will be allowed in with a temporary card. After that, you will be required to purchase a replacement card at the per diem price.

Registration for Course A, Spring Quarter, is CLOSED.

Please note that registration is CLOSED for Tuesday morning's, Course A, "New Frontiers in Science".  Per Diems will be admitted for $30 per class session ONLY if space is available, and Guest Cards are not valid for courses that are CLOSED.

Course B "Musical Discoveries" is CLOSED.

Please note that registration is CLOSED for Tuesday afternoon's, Course B, "Musical Discoveries".  Per Diems will be admitted for $30 per class session ONLY if space is available, and Guest Cards are not valid for courses that are CLOSED.