Current Student & Alumni Resources

New Student Resources

  • First steps - Obtain your Northwestern student ID (WildCARD).
  • University Health Insurance - Establish University health insurance or verify a waiver. Northwestern health insurance is required for all students unless their current insurance qualifies for a waiver.
  • Housing - Information about on-campus and off-campus housing options in Evanston.
  • Off-Campus Life - Information for incoming graduate students regarding their rights, responsibilities, and resources for living off-campus.
  • Shuttle Service - There are several shuttle services offered to students, including a free shuttle between the Chicago and Evanston campuses. Students must show their Wildcard to use the shuttle.
  • Parking - Options to park on Northwestern's Evanston Campus.
  • NUIT - Need help with your computer? Contact NUIT and set up an appointment.
  • Henry Crown Sports Pavilion - Northwestern's fitness center. Must have Wildcard for access.
  • Financial Aid - The staff in the Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid determine loan eligibility and process loans for students in McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science's Professional Master's programs, including MSIT.
  • International Office - We collaborate with the International Office for everything necessary for our international students.

Student Resources

  • Canvas - Link to the Northwestern Course Management System. See announcements, class assignments, notes, and grades of courses in which you are enrolled.
  • CAESAR - Link to CAESAR. In the 'My Academics' section, see your grades after exams, unofficial transcripts, and request official transcripts. 
  • Webmail - Link to the webmail system used at NU.
  • The Writing Place - Link to Northwestern's center for peer writing consultations.
  • Office of the Registrar - Link to the Registrar's Office. Reserve rooms, add or drop classes, order a transcript, and more.
  • Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid - Get started with the student loan process. From determining whether or not loans are for you to repayment, learn about the borrowing process.
  • On-Campus Employment - International students are not eligible for work-study awards but can work on-campus for up to 20 hours per week. However, short-term projects occasionally arise that provide international students with the opportunity to earn money during a semester. Additionally, MSIT hires 2 full-time MSIT students to work with the program to support class days and to help with website updates and other data-driven projects.
  • Off-Campus Life - Link to a compilation of information about living off-campus and the resources available to students.
  • Student Organizations- Link to the directory of Northwestern student organizations.
  • Kellogg Consulting Club - Link to the Kellogg Consulting Club housed in the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.
  • Room Reservation - Reserve MEC Conference rooms 429, 431, 433, or 435.
  • Graduation - Link to information about the upcoming graduation ceremonies in June, 2018

Career Resources

Alumni Resources

  • As an on-going alumni benefit, all MSIT alumni are invited to audit current MSIT classes for free, to refresh their knowledge or to learn about a new topic. To take advantage of this valuable MSIT alumni audit opportunity please contact the MSIT associate director at
  • Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA): The Northwestern Alumni Association invites all members of the Northwestern family—alumni, current students, parents, and friends—to connect with the University’s alumni community.
  • Engineering Career Development (ECD): For the 6 months following graduation, alumni have access to ECD staff and the ECD online job board, McCormickConnect. After this period, alumni continue to have access to ECD staff.
  • Northwestern Career Advancement: After graduation, MSIT alumni continue to have access to the NCA online job board, CareerCat.
  • Recruit at Northwestern - Learn more about the several ways to post employment opportunities at Northwestern through NCA and ECD.
  • Office of the Registrar - Link to the Registrar's Office. Order a transcript, request a replacement diploma, and more.
  • MSIT Alumni: Learn more about how to stay connected with MSIT.