Student Life

Northwestern offers a variety of student programs and places to get connected on campus.

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At University of Northwestern, you’ll experience a unique community that fosters spiritual and social growth. By attending classes, worshipping in chapel, sharing meals, and living side by side with fellow believers, you will develop friendships that last a lifetime. You’ll find lots of opportunities to make life-long friends and create lasting memories. What you do is up to you! You can join in festive homecoming activities, attend or participate in our Broadway-quality plays, grow your faith with a bible study or small group, or take part in an exciting sports event. There is never a dull moment on campus! 

You can also choose from a wide variety of clubs, such as Swing Dance Club, People + Planet Fellowship, and Smash Bros Club. Don’t see a club you’re interested in? Grab a couple of friends and make your own club. No matter who you are or what you are doing on campus, your time here will be unforgettable. Just ask our thousands of alums!

Clubs at Northwestern are “by students, for students.” If you have an interest in, let’s say… obscure French poetry, and if a club doesn’t yet exist, find some friends and initiate it!

Student clubs consistently meet six areas of activity-focus at Northwestern: recreational, relational, educational, spiritual, vocational, and opportunities for witness/service.

Students are encouraged to get involved with, help organize, and take part in the many clubs that Northwestern offers. Club Fair is held early in the fall and spring semesters so that the student body may learn of the available opportunities.

Any student or group of students seeking an official status of student club must complete the process of being approved annually through the Clubs Office. The application process opens up at the beginning of each semester.

Popular student clubs:

  Student Clubs  
  • Accounting Club
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Art Club
  • Asian Student Fellowship
  • Black Heritage Club
  • Cheer Club
  • Chess Club
  • Christians for Liberty
  • Computer Science Club
  • Data Science & Analytics Club
  • Eagles Dance Team
  • Engineering Clubs
  • Global Citizens
  • Graphic Design Club
  • Healthcare Professionals of Tomorrow
  • LatinX
  • Linguistics & Languages Club
  • Nursing Christian Fellowship
  • People + Planet Fellowship
  • Refugee Love
  • Smash Bros Club
  • Swing Dance Club
  • The Revivalists
  • UNW Eagles for Life

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You can meet and chat with other interested students, match on shared interests and passions, try Friend Finder, and participate in live social events. Download the ZeeMee app and join the chat!

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Student Life


Billy Graham Community Life Commons, G213
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113