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Visit Northwestern

Due to COVID-19, Northwestern University has suspended on-campus programming and restricted visits to campuses until further notice.

One of the best ways to see the innovative research and collaborations happening at Northwestern University is to schedule a visit to campus. To help bridge the time between now and when we can welcome you to campus in person, we invite you to experience a virtual tour, attend an industry-focused event online, or request to schedule a virtual meeting with our office.

Virtual Meeting

We invite you to be our guest for a virtual meeting coordinated by the Corporate Engagement team. Virtual meetings are scheduled to bring companies and faculty together in 1:1 or small group conversations to discuss potential university-industry collaborations. Email the Corporate Engagement team to arrange a meeting. 

Email Corporate Engagement

Getting to Evanston

The Corporate Engagement team is located on Northwestern's campus in Evanston, Illinois, approximately 12 miles north of downtown Chicago. Evanston is bordered by Lake Michigan on the east and is home to a thriving downtown with shops, restaurants, and lodging options within close proximity to campus.


Visitors generally fly into either Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). O’Hare is approximately 16 miles (roughly 40 minutes by car) and Midway is approximately 25 miles (roughly 1 hour by car) from Evanston’s campus. The drive can take longer during peak traffic times.


Northwestern’s Evanston and Chicago campuses are served by a variety of taxi and rideshare services as well as an extensive public transit system that makes it easy to navigate to, from, and around the University. 

To help plan your visit, we encourage you to explore the Visiting Campus website for general driving directions, parking information, maps, and public transit options. Corporate Engagement will provide detailed instructions for taxi/rideshare drop-offs and visitor parking upon confirmation of your company’s visit to campus.


Area Lodging

Located < 1 mile from Northwestern’s Evanston Campus

Located < 5 miles from Northwestern’s Evanston Campus

Take a Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour to learn more about Northwestern's facilities and campuses.