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Visit Day for Admitted Prospective PhD's

Thursday April 4, 2019
School of Management Building
2211 Campus Drive

This event is designed for students who have been admitted to the program and wish to visit the campus. All events take place in KGH 1410 (1st floor, on your left as you enter the atrium) unless otherwise stated. 

Schedule for Visit Day THURSDAY, April 4, 2019

Initial draft schedule subject to minor changes

9:45 - 10:45am

Continental Breakfast - Lori Beaman, Giorgio Primiceri & Graduate Students

10:45 - 11:00am

Chair's Welcome - Lawrence Christiano

11:00 - 11:15am

Overview of Graduate Program - Ian Savage

11:15 - 12:30pm

Presentations and question-and-answer session with current graduate students

12:30 - 1:40pm

Lunch with Faculty Members - Light Court 3322 (third floor, northeast wing)

1:40 - 5:00pm

Individual/Small Group Meetings with Faculty.  View a floor plan.
(Current graduate students will also be available to answer additional questions on a 1:1 basis in the Light Court 3322)

5:00 - 5:30pm

Campus Tour (weather permitting) with Alex Theisen. Meet by the Gullquist
Collaboration area near room 3210

5:30 - 7:30pm

Evening Reception at Guild Lounge, Scott Hall, 601 University Place (enter at south end of building)

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: $162/night + 14.5% tax
Complimentary internet access in guest rooms 
Located 1.0 miles west of Department (20 minute walk)

Holiday Inn Chicago North - Evanston
1501 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Rate: $139/night + 14.5% tax
Located 1.2 miles south of Department (25 minute walk)

The Homestead
1625 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Rate: $99/night + 14.5% tax
Complimentary internet access in guest rooms 
Breakfast included
Located a 0.9 miles south of Department (18 minute walk)

Margarita European Inn
1566 Oak Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Rates: $139/night +14.5% tax (one bed), $149 + 14.5% tax (two beds)
Located 1.4 mile west of Department (30 minute walk)

HI Chicago - The J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel
24 East Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Rates: $39/night +17.4% tax (dorm room), $119/night + tax 17.4% (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.

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