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Wildcat Welcome

Wildcat Welcome

Welcome to the School of Communication at Northwestern University! We are so thrilled to welcome you, and look forward to getting to know you in the coming weeks and years.

This website contains information and links that will help you get acquainted with life here at NU. One particularly important resource is the SoC Advising website, which contains information that you will need to keep in mind throughout your academic career in the School of Communication. Be sure to bookmark it so that you can find it easily whenever you need information on policies, processes, or opportunities.  

This is an exciting and busy week for you, and we are looking forward to sharing it with you.  Feel free to contact your Academic or Peer Adviser if you have any questions.

Lori D. Barcliff Baptista, PhD
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Advising
School of Communication
Northwestern University

New Student Survey

Complete SoC’s new student survey so that your academic advisor can get to know you better!

  • Go to, and log in with your NetID and NetID password. (This Inspire platform is also how you will be able to schedule meetings with your academic advisor during fall quarter.)
  • In the “Programs” section on the right hand side, click on “New Student Survey” to access and fill out the survey.