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.

Bus Service will no longer be offered.

Alumnae Continuing Education Parking and Busing have been cancelled due to a low level of interest in the busing option. We apologize for the inconvenience. 


Planning to attend as an In-person per diem?  

Per diem students will be admitted for $30 per class session (cash or check only).  Norris is currently a NO CASH operation; however there is an ATM on the ground level of Norris Center for your convenience. Per diem students will not have access to lecture recordings. There are no online per diems.

The Alumnae is Offering Three Courses for Spring 2023

SPRING 2023 Online Enrollment opens on February, 10, 2023, 12:00 a.m., for three courses. 

Details are in the Spring 2023 Course Brochure, which is posted in the left column on this page.  Additional information about enrollment is in the Course Brochure and in the Enrollment and Policies section below the Course Brochure listing.


• If you want to view the live-stream, you must take the additional step of registering for Zoom Webinar.