Welcome Class of 2021!

We want you to know that the Sheil Catholic Center is here for you no matter whether you are a practicing Catholic, non-practicing Catholic or not Catholic at all. Our Center is a place of welcome. A place you can come relax, be yourself, make new friends, eat (we always have food) and take a break from the rigors of academia. Our Center has a chapel, study library, small conference rooms, social lounge with pool and ping-pong tables, large flat screen TV and lots of comfy couches.

Register for First Night @ Sheil Today!

Join us for First Night @ Sheil, a Northwestern University Pre-Orientation Program for incoming freshman! First Night is a great way to get to know the Catholic student community at Northwestern and experience what being a Catholic at Northwestern is like! Spend the night before move-in day at the Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern, where you'll get to know other freshmen and upperclassmen, meet the Sheil staff, and learn what Sheil and the Catholic Students Association (CaSA) has to offer you for your time at Northwestern! First Night will have tons of games, activities, and of course, the world-famous First Night BBQ and Bonfire! Most importantly, we want you to feel at home here at Sheil and Northwestern!

First Night @ Sheil 2017 starts with registration at 3 pm on Sunday, September 10 and ends Monday morning, September 11. There is NO COST to attend First Night!


Information for New Students

Meet the Sheil Staff

Contact Tim Higgins a t-higgins@u.northwestern.edu for more information.

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