Kelly O'Donnell, 2014 Alumnae Award

Journalist, NBC News correspondent, news anchor, White House Correspondent, and Capitol Hill Correspondent are just some of the adjectives describing Kelly O’Donnell. Ms. O’Donnell received her Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1987, where she focused on a combined study of journalism and public policy. She first joined NBC News as a correspondent in 1994. Her reporting has taken her to all 50 states and to 48 countries.

Johnnetta Cole

Dr. Johnnetta Cole, 2013 Alumnae Award Recipient & Dr. Morton Schapiro, President, Northwestern University

Bonnie Anderson

Bonnie Anderson, 2011 Alumnae Award Recipient

Northwestern's Arch

Northwestern's iconic Arch in a view of South Campus Photo by Cary Lee

Lakefill View

The Chicago skyline seen in the distance from the rocks on Northwestern's lakefill.

Founded in 1916, The Alumnae of Northwestern University, a volunteer organization, has given more than $6 million to Northwestern University in a variety of ways. Since 1968 it has showcased the University's academic resources through intellectually stimulating noncredit daytime courses for the public taught by outstanding Northwestern faculty.

  • For information about individual courses and evaluation forms, click on the individual course name on the top left.

  • To check WEATHER-CAUSED CLASS CANCELLATIONS, go to, “Breaking News.”


Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:28am

Northwestern University is pleased to announce that on Friday, January 16, at 3pm, the Arts Circle will reopen. The road, handicap access to all Wirtz Center theaters, the pedestrian path at the lakefront and all sidewalks will be open for public use.

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:04am

As stated in our brochure, be sure to bring your class entry card to each class, as it must be shown to the proctors at the door for entry to the class. Please note: in order to guarantee seating for our registered students, there will be only one time you will be allowed in with a temporary card. After that, you will be charged as a per diem.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:36pm

The snow has made parking a challenge in the north portion of the Ryan Field lot where your parking pass is valid. As long as the permit is hanging and the vehicle is not obstructing or blocking a lane, the vehicle should be fine. If you have observed these guidelines but still get a ticket, you may do the online appeal within ten days, or go to the Parking Office immediately, 1819 Hinman Avenue, Evanston. This address is on the ticket also.

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:00pm

Please note that registration is CLOSED for Thursday afternoon, Winter Course D, Marvels in Music: From Mendelssohn to Movies. Per diems will be admitted ONLY if space is available. Guest cards cannot be honored.
However, on January 29, February 19, and March 12 classes will be held in larger venues, so per diems and those with guest cards are welcome. Check the class schedule for rooms.

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:59am

Click for the Request for Proposals to the Grants Committee. The due date for proposals is February 2, 2015.