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Alumni Benefits

Alumni play an integral role in the community of Northwestern, and we continue to provide resources to alumni that are as valuable as their experiences as students.

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Use your Alumni Card to take advantage of these benefits:

Ericksen Center Pass

The Alumni Card gives you access to the Ericksen Center facilities at UNW. The racquetball courts, jogging track, locker rooms, and equipment and weight room are available at no charge. You may sign out a racquetball court for one hour at the athletic office or call 651-631-5219.

The hours of the Ericksen Center are generally:

  • Mondays–Thursdays 6:15 a.m.–11 p.m.
  • Fridays 6:15 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • During school breaks, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays, during home sporting events, and on holidays.

Career Coaching

Students and alumni have access to career guidance including coaching, workshops, webinars, assessments, and events.

Nazareth Chapel Weddings

Nazareth Chapel, on Northwestern's campus, is a beautiful and historical treasure enjoyed by many for concerts, special events, and weddings. Present your Alumni Card to the wedding coordinator and you will receive a discount when booking your wedding in Nazareth Chapel. For more information call 651-631-5388 or visit

Tuition Discount

The unique education found at the University of Northwestern is one you will want to pass along to your children; as an alumnus of the university you will receive a discount off tuition for your children.

Berntsen Library

The Berntsen Library contains valuable resources for research and plenty of materials for personal enrichment, education, and enjoyment. The Alumni Card is equipped with a barcode, which enables you to check out most materials for yourself from the Berntsen Library.

Campus Store

Represent Northwestern with pride! The Campus Store offers sales and promotions throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook (University of Northwestern Campus Store) and Twitter (@UNWCampusStore) or through the Alumni eNewsletter to stay connected.

Summer Lodging

Visiting the Twin Cities? Think about staying on the familiar grounds of University of Northwestern. Enjoy the trees, the lake, and a discount! With your Alumni Card, you and your immediate family can receive a discount for short-term lodging in the dorms June 1 through July 31. Find out more or make your reservation today by contacting Event Services at 651-631-5217.

Island and Picnic Area Access

Summer is a perfect time to have family picnics, church gatherings, and birthday parties. And now there is a perfect place to host these fun events! Contact Event Services at 651-631-5388 to schedule your special occasion. With your Alumni Card, you and up to 25 family members and friends can gather at the Sunbeam Picnic Area and island for free! A liability waiver is required.

Sporting Events

Enjoy a fun and spirited University of Northwestern home game with your whole family. You and your family will receive $2 off each ticket to any regular season basketball or football home game. Go Eagles!

Fine Arts Performances

Northwestern's tradition of excellence is skillfully reflected in its musical ensembles. With your Alumni Card, there may be discounts on ticketed events. Be sure to let the Ticket Office know you are UNW alumni when purchasing tickets for events. Keep an eye out for information in the Alumni e-News. Contact the Ticket Office at 651-631-5151.

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