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Admitted Student Visit Day

April 2020 (exact date TBD)
Kellogg Global Hub
2211 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL  60208 


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


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

11:00 - 11:15am

Overview of Graduate Program

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). Meet by the Gullquist
Collaboration area near room 3210

5:30 - 7:30pm

Evening Reception at John Evans Alumni Center, 1800 Sheridan Road


Directions to 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.

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 option, please e-mail our Graduate Program Coordinator.

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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