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American Studies Calendar

Key dates for 2023-2024

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 2023-2024 is located on the Office of the Registrar website.

 

Fall Quarter 2023

Day Date Event

 

Tues

 

September 5

10:00am-12:00pm 

 

Virtual Open House/Directions Fair:  question session for first-year and transfer students. ( zoom link)

Weds

September 6

1:00-3:00pm

Virtual Open House/Directions Fair:  question session  for first-year and transfer students (zoom link)

 

 Weds

 

September 20

12-2:00pm

 

Welcome Back lunch for American Studies majors. AMST Lounge, Kresge 5520

Mon

October 2

4-5pm

Classroom of Compassion Event - reception with the two artists who created the initiative.

Weds

October 4

5-6pm

Steering Committee Fall Quarter Meeting - Kresge 5520

Sat

October 7 

9am

American Studies Alumni Homecoming Breakfast - Kresge 5520

Sun

October 8

9:45am

 Chicago Outing - Pullman National Historical Park and Pilsen Neighborhood with lunch and a stop at the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Tues

October 10

7-8pm

Zoom Alumni Talk with Rebecca Schieber - Rebecca (class of 2015) leads Targeted Victory's General Consulting Division, running  competitive campaigns and focusing on electing a new generation of moderate Republicans.

 

Thur

 

October 26

5-6:00 pm

 

Group Advising session. Location: Kresge #5520 (Individual advising session to follow Oct 27,30,31)

Sun

November 4 

12pm-6pm

Hamilton The Musical - 1:30 matinee 

 

Winter Quarter 2024

Day Date Event

Sat-Sun

Jan 20-21

 

Milwaukee Overnight Winter Quarter Excursion - Details to come

 Tues

 

February  6

5-6:00 pm

 American Studies Group Advising session in AMST Lounge (Individual advising sessions to follow Feb 7,8,9 )

 

 Tues

 

February 6

6-7 pm

 

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

Weds

February 7 

7-8pm

Alumni Panel Discussion - Join us for a virtual alumni panel discussion with recent American Studies alumni over the past 5 years to hear about their career and grad school paths since graduation.

 Weds

Feb 28

6pm

Alumni Discussion with Rhaina Cohen - focusing on her book The Other Significant Others

 

Spring Quarter 2024

Day Date Event
Thur March 28 Applications due (Admission to the American Studies major is through a selective application process; see the Admissions page for details)
Mon April 8 Director Meeting with Rising Seniors - confirming thesis advisor and topic
Wed-Fri April 10-12 Applicant Interviews 
Mon April 24 Applicant Notification — New American Studies Majors selected

Tues 

April 30   

5-6pm

Group Advising Session - All current and incoming American Studies Majors. AMST Lounge (Individual advising session to follow May 1,2,3)

 

 

 

 

May TBD       5-6:00 pm

 

Thesis Process Discussion - American Studies seniors (current and rising). Bring your completed thesis form. (AMST Lounge Kresge #5520)

 

 Thur

 

May   16

5-7pm

 

Senior Symposium - Thesis writers will present and all students, faculty and guests are welcome.  Reception to follow.  Kaplan Seminar Kresge #2351

Tues

May 21

Alumni Discussion with Peter Spears - actor and producer based in NY and LA will discuss his career path.

 

 

June TBD 

 

End of Year Picnic - American Studies student and faculty year end celebration lunch - Lakefront at Clark Street and Sheridan

 

 June TBD

 

 

Pre-Convocation/Graduation Gathering — American Studies seniors.  Mid-Campus Green

When hosting events and meetings, the Program in American Studies will serve plant-based meals by default. This commitment to DefaultVeg allows us to ensure our food choices are inclusive, healthier, and sustainable.