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.

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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.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:33am

Please note that registration is CLOSED for Tuesday morning, Course A, "Classic U.S. Presidential Election Campaigns;" Tuesday afternoon, Course B, "Great Political and Economic Thinkers: Theories and Realities;" and for Thursday afternoon, Course D, "The Great American Musical: A National Treasure. Per Diems will be admitted ONLY if space is available, and Guest Cards will be honored for Course "C" ONLY.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 4:50pm

Shuttle buses between West Lot D and class locations run every 15 to 20 minutes from 8:30 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. No buses run between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The “Early Bird Lunch Bus” begins loading at 11:00 a.m. for afternoon students planning to eat lunch on campus before class. Buses for afternoon classes then run every 15 to 20 minutes until 12:45 p.m. There is no bus service between 1:00 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Bus service resumes at 1:45 p.m. and continues until twenty minutes after the last class ends, which is usually 2:45 p.m.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:42am

GOLD: a new musical set at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. GOLD follows ambitious athletes on their quest for glory at one of the most celebrated international competitions in history. The political unrest surrounding the growing Nazi regime brings a new found tension to the traditional camaraderie and spirit of the games, and the individuals who have trained their entire lives for this defining moment must, in the end, find it within themselves the will to achieve their own personal best in a triumphant moment of shared victory. Show dates are the first two weeks in May, 2015. Patrons are given preferred seating and recognition in the Waa-Mu program.

Click below for dates, times and an order form.