Visit Day for Admitted Prospective PhD's


Friday, April 1, 2016
Third Floor
Donald P. Jacobs Center
2001 Sheridan Road

This event is designed for students who have been admitted to the program and wish to visit the campus.

Schedule (subject to minor changes)


Continental Breakfast and Chair's Welcome - Professor Igal Hendel
Lecture Room 3245

10:15 - 10:45am

Selected final year students describe their research and experiences on the job market

10:45 - 11:45am

Informal interaction with Admissions Directors and other faculty

11:45 - 1:00pm

Lunch with Faculty Members
Atrium Annex on the Garden Level

1:00 - 4:30pm

Presentations on overview of our graduate program and individual field areas
Lecture Room 3245

4:30 - 5:00pm

Question and Answer Session with current graduate students

5:00 - 5:45pm

Tours of Campus (weather permitting)

5:45 - 7:30pm

Evening Reception to follow
John Evans Alumni Center

Please make sure that you let our Graduate Program Coordinator, Mercedes Thomas, know if you are coming to the visit day.

Directions to the Campus


All accommodations listed are within a short walking distance of campus. Don't forget to ask for the Northwestern University or student rate, and mention that you are visiting for the Northwestern University Department of Economics Prospective Graduate Visit Day. At many hotels you can get a room with two beds and share the cost with another prospective student. However, the number of hosts is limited and prospective students should contact us early to avoid disappointment.

In addition to these hotels, we can arrange for you to be hosted by, and stay with, one of our current graduate students. Hosts are limited, so if you are interested in this, please e-mail our Graduate Program Coordinator, Mercedes Thomas.

Hilton Garden Inn (Evanston)
1818 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Rate: $159/night + 13.5% tax
Complimentary internet access in guest rooms 
Located 0.6 miles west of Department (12 minute walk)

Holiday Inn University Plaza
1501 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Located 0.8 miles south of Department (15 minute walk)
Closed for renovation - reopening in late Spring 2016

The Homestead
1625 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Rate: $99/night + 13.5% tax
Complimentary internet access in guest rooms 
Breakfast included
Located a 0.6 miles south of Department (12 minute walk)

Margarita European Inn
1566 Oak Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Rates: $179/night +13.5% tax (one bed), $209 + 13.5% tax (two beds)
Located 1 mile west of Department (20 minute walk)

HI Chicago - The J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel
24 East Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Rates: $34/night +16.4% tax (dorm room), $119/night + tax 16.4% (private room)
Located in downtown Chicago (40 minute train ride to Evanston)

Be sure to mention that you are attending an event at Northwestern University to obtain the best rate.