Loved Ones Return to Evanston for Family Weekend

After a few months of getting close to your campus family, there’s nothing like spending some quality time with your real-life family! From Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12, Wildcat parents, family members, and loved ones are invited to campus for Northwestern’s annual Family Weekend! This year’s lineup of engaging lectures, star-studded student group performances, and classic Big Ten sporting events are sure be worth a trip to Evanston.

If you’re the kind of family member who’s still wondering just what the kids are up to these days, be sure not to miss “All About Love: The Challenges and Opportunities of Intimate Relationships in the Digital Age” on November 10 at 11:00 AM (McCormick Auditorium, Norris University Center). This lecture, given by Assistant Professor Alexandra H. Solomon, explores the strategies and insights that help us bring our best and bravest selves to modern love. Solomon’s course, “Marriage 101,” has been featured in media on five continents, including the Today Show!

In the mood for a thrilling performance for a great cause? Northwestern’s student groups have you covered. At 8:00 PM on November 10 in McCormick Auditorium, Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) is proud to present Acapalooza: an evening of performances from some of Northwestern’s incredible a capella groups. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for family members-- all proceeds go directly to NUDM! Find out more about this year’s NUDM beneficiaries, Cradles to Crayons and the Evanston Community Foundation, at the NUDM website.


It’s not Saturday in Evanston without Wildcat football! On Saturday, November 11, catch a classic Big Ten matchup as Northwestern takes on the Purdue Boilermakers. A special Family Weekend tailgate featuring music, games, and company starts at 4:00 PM. To purchase tailgate tickets, go to the Family Weekend website. For football tickets, visit Go ‘Cats!

This year’s Family Weekend features too many incredible events to count-- loved ones who make the trip to Evanston are sure to have a weekend to remember. Don’t miss a chance to get in on the action! Registration ends on November 3 at 11:59 PM CST. For a full schedule of events, and for information on how to register, visit the Family Weekend website. See you there!