What should my family members wear?
We suggest that you let your family and friends know that it can be quite warm the day of the ceremony. That said, they should dress with weather and comfort in mind. Business casual attire – for example, dress pants and a shirt for men and a dress for women – is appropriate.

Photography Etiquette
Friends and parents are welcome to take photos before or after the presentation of diplomas. During the presentation, a professional photographer will photograph your graduate, while families and guests are encouraged to relax in their seats.

Parking, maps and directions
Because parking is limited near The Global Hub, we recommend parking at Ryan Field first and taking the air conditioned shuttle bus to and from the reception. Wheelchair accessible buses will be available. View more information here.

Lodgings, activities, entertainment and dining
For a list of lodgings, see listing below or visit the Chicago's North Shore Hotels Page.
For activities and entertainment, please visit the Evanston Chamber of Commerce
Evanston offers dining options to suit every palate and mood. 
View the North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau's list of restaurants
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Within Walking Distance of Northwestern Campus

Best Western University Plaza

1501 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201


The Hilton Orrington

1710 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201


Hilton Garden Inn

1818 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201


Hilton Garden Inn

1566 Oak Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201


20 to 30 Minute Drive to Northwestern Campus

DoubleTree Hotel Northshore

9599 Skokie Blouevard
Skokie, IL 6077

Holiday Inn Northshore

5300 West Touhy Avenue
Skokie, IL 6077

Hampton Inn

5201 Old Orchard Blouevard
Skokie, IL 60062

Marriott Suites Deerfield

Two Parkway North
Deerfield, IL 60015


Northbrook Hilton

2855 North Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062


Renaissance North Shore Hotel

933 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL 60062