Parents/Families of Students

Home / Connect / Parents/Families of Students
Graduation2023-EvanstonCampusMass (68)


We welcome you and your student to the Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University!

College is full of new experiences — some exciting, some difficult. Knowing that your student has a supportive faith community can ease both your mind and your student’s transition through college.

Get Connected

We welcome family members to sign up with Sheil via the button below to receive quarterly or weekly email updates.
Sign Up

Upcoming Events

Ignite - This annual event is an opportunity for you and your student to get to know the Catholic community at Northwestern on Monday, September 16th. The event takes place at Sheil Catholic Center's Evanston campus and includes Mass, activities, and dinner. The student portion begins at 2:00 p.m. and concludes at 9:00 p.m.  The family portion begins at 5:00 p.m. and concludes at 9:00 p.m. Can't make the entire event? Come for what you can! Questions? Contact campus minister Tim Higgins at 847.328.4648 x15 or via email here.

Register as Student

Register as Family Member(s)

Family Weekend - All families are invited to join us for Mass during Northwestern's Family Weekend on Sunday, November 10, 2024 at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., or 5:00 p.m. There will be coffee and donuts following each Mass and an opportunity to connect with the ministry team.

Learn More

Sheil Catholic Center is the Catholic Campus Ministry on both Northwestern University’s Evanston and Chicago Campuses. Our dynamic community includes undergraduates, graduate students, and associates (those from the wider community who make the Sheil Catholic Center their spiritual home).

Sheil often acts as a “home away from home” for students. We offer a warm, welcoming environment for students, providing them plenty of opportunities to make personal and spiritual connections to God and the larger Catholic community.

We truly look forward to getting to know both you and your student throughout their years at Northwestern University! We are here for you. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us here. Our hearts are always open to you as well as your student.