Raider Nation Celebration  Homecoming and Family Weekend | Oct. 6–7, 2023

During Raider Nation Celebration, alumni come back to campus from across town and around the world. They reconnect with faculty who mentored them over the years and bring their families to revisit former classrooms, residence halls and the chapel. They marvel at how much the campus has changed—and how much it still feels like home. And Raider Nation Celebration gives current students' families opportunities to spend time together and experience what makes Northwestern stand out. 

Schedule of Events

A tailgate picnic and Raider football game. Morning on the Green and a children's play. A road race and reunions for members of the classes of 1973, 1983 and 2003. Whatever your age or interests, there's something for everyone at this year's Homecoming and Family Weekend. See the full schedule 

Alumni Awards

Northwestern will honor the lives and accomplishments of five alumni during a banquet on Saturday evening:

  • Felipe ’12 and Janelle (de Waard ’11) Silva, Standout Young Alumni
  • Dr. John Swart ’90, Distinguished Professional Achievement
  • Curtis Weerheim ’76, Distinguished Service to Humankind
  • Dawn (Te Brink ’80) Wieking, Distinguished Service to Northwestern

Read more about the awards and award winners.