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This event is designed for only students who have been admitted to the program.


Schedule subject to change.

Note that times are Central Time (CT).

9:00am - 9:30am


KGH 1410

9:30am - 9:45am

Welcome - Marciano Siniscalchi, Director of Graduate Studies

KGH 1410

9:45am - 10:45am

Overview of Graduate Program and Q & A Session by Admissions Co-Chairs - Igal Hendel & Yingni Guo

KGH 1410


11:00am - 12:30pm

Graduate Student Panel, Q & A

KGH 1410

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch with Faculty and Graduate Students


1:30pm - 5:00pm

Faculty One-on-One Meetings -  Students will receive a schedule with 3-4 meeting each, during open periods students are encouraged to go back to the lightcourt where tea and coffee will be served and interact with our current graduate students.


2:00pm - 5:00pm

Coffee  Meet Up with Graduate Students - During unscheduled time we encourage you to return to the lightcourt and chat with current grad students; coffee, tea and snacks will be provided! 


5:00pm- 6:00 

Visit Day Reception 

White Auditorium

visiting US

Learn about great things to see and do in Evanston and Chicago!

Travel Arrangements: If you are flying in, we ask that you make your flight arrangements to Chicago O’Hare airport and submit the expense for reimbursement. Please note that when booking a flight, Northwestern will only reimburse economy level seats, not business class (even if business class is less expensive). Also, if your ticket is over $400, please contact us for approval.

Accommodation: We will be booking a room for you at the Hyatt House in Evanston, to arrive on March 26 and depart on March 28 which will be billed directly to the Economics Department; please keep us posted on any changes to your travel arrangements which would effect this booking or if you do not need it.

Directions: The Economics Department is located at 2211 Campus Drive in the Kellogg Global Hub. When you enter the building, take the elevators on the far side of the lobby (toward the lake), on the right, up to the third floor. Walking instructions from the Hyatt House Evanston can be found here.

Reimbursement Instructions can be found here. 

*Please note, reimbursements will only be processed after event has passed.

virtual Resources

Stroll through campus without stepping outside. Take our online guided tour for an interactive 360-degree view of the Northwestern campus at your own convenience. In addition to academic buildings, you can see residential buildings, dining halls, athletic facilities, and more.

Explore the home of the Economics Department, the Kellogg Global Hub and its amenities.

View a video of some of the Economics Department spaces in the Kellogg Global Hub, including first year student locker room, study rooms, classrooms and offices.

Explore the opportunities for Academic and Professional Development in the department.

Understand the typical Degree Progression and Developmental Benchmarks for our program.

Review course syllabi for first year fall quarter courses:
ECON 410-1: Microeconomics
ECON 411-1: Macroeconomics
ECON 480-1: Econometrics

Read our most recent graduate program newsletter, The Graduate Connection.