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American Studies Calendar

Key dates for 2021-2022

Deadlines and dates for American Studies events are shown in the table below.

Northwestern Academic Calendar

Many dates for American Studies events and deadlines dovetail with the university's academic calendar. The complete Northwestern academic calendar for 2021-2022 is located on the Office of the Registrar website.


Fall Quarter 2021

Day Date Event
THURS

Sept. 2

(1:00 pm CST)

Virtual Open House and question session for first-year and transfer students. (Click here for the link to RSVP and to receive the Zoom link)

FRI

October 1 (12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Welcome Back lunch for American Studies majors. (Rain date is October 6, 12-1 pm)
WED

October 6 (12:00 - 1:00 pm)

RAIN DATE for Welcome Back lunch (only if weather causes us to cancel on October 1!)
THURS

October 14 (4:00 - 5:30pm)

American Studies Faculty Affiliate Happy Hour
SUN

October 17 (2:00 pm)

Goodman Theatre field trip to see Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer.
WED

November 3

6:00 - 7:00 pm

American Studies Group Advising session. Location: Kresge #2380.

 

Winter Quarter 2022

Day Date Event
TUES

February 8

5:30 - 6:30 pm

American Studies Group Advising session
TUES

February 8

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Informational Session about the American Studies major (more detail about the major can be found on the Admissions page). 

 

Spring Quarter 2022

Day Date Event
TUES March 29 Applications due (Admission to the American Studies major is through a selective application process; see the Admissions page for details)
MON-FRI April 11-15 Applicant Interviews 
MON April 25 Applicant Notification — New American Studies Majors selected
WED

May 11

6:00 - 7:00 pm

American Studies Group Advising session (All current and incoming American Studies majors)

WED

May 11

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Thesis process discussion—American Studies seniors (current and rising). Bring your completed thesis form.

Likely to be week of May 16; exact date to be announced

Senior Symposium—Thesis writers will present. All students are invited and guests are welcome!

Date to be announced

Pre-Convocation/Graduation Gathering — American Studies seniors (Norris East Lawn tent)

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