If you are taking classes in person at National Louis University, we want your experience to be as convenient and rewarding as possible. NLU's Office of Student Experience provides a wide range of services and information for students.
How to Get Here
Located at 122 S. Michigan Ave. in the heart of the Loop, NLU’s flagship Chicago campus is an exciting place to take classes and is only a short walk from the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, Grant Park and Lake Michigan.
Visit the getting to NLU page for directions to all NLU campuses and information on public transportation and parking options.
You are automatically enrolled in the NLU CTA U-Pass program if you are a full-time undergraduate or graduate student taking classes at the NLU Chicago campus (not an online student). Need more info? Visit our U-Pass page.
Where to Study
Need to find a quiet place to study before or after class? Visit an NLU student lounge or go to the library at select campuses. The library is a great place to catch up and use the latest resources to assist you in your work. Library resources are also available online.
For more information on all NLU libraries, including hours, resources and floor locations, visit the library home page.
Where to Eat
While NLU campuses do not have cafeterias or eateries within their building, other dining options are close by. At the Chicago campus, there are restaurants in the campus building itself, including Au Bon Pain, Bennigan’s and Subway, as well as within walking distance, including Cosi, Corner Bakery, Panda Express and Potbelly, among others.
To get more dining options around the campus you attend, use the Google campus map links on the getting to NLU page to search for restaurants in the area.
To locate a student in an emergency situation, contact the Office of Student Affairs, 888.658.8632 x3568, or the Student Services Center at your campus. Either office should also be contacted immediately when an emergency involving a student occurs on campus, time permitting. If time does not permit, local emergency procedures should be followed.
In the event of a non-weather related campus closing of any NLU Illinois campus, students would receive notification via the NLU Emergency Notification Service. By default, students are registered to receive emergency messages by phone at the primary contact number registered in Banner. Students may log-in to Banner at any time to see or update the primary contact number listed. Additional emergency contact numbers, such as a business, mobile or text, can also be added at any time. To register your preferences, visit http://oit.nl.edu/en and follow the instructions provided.
For information on emergency closings for non-Illinois campuses, please call your local campus.
For students attending Illinois campuses, all weather related closings will be posted through the Emergency Closing Center (ECC). If the ECC does not list a campus as closed, the campus is open for regularly scheduled classes, events and business. You can call the ECC at 847.238.1234 or visit www.emergencyclosings.com.
Get Involved @ NLU
There’s a lot happening at NLU outside the classroom. From student government and special interest organizations to volunteer programs and leadership workshops, you’ll have many opportunities to make friends and make a difference. To find out more, visit the Civic Engagement Center, browse upcoming NLU activities and events, or contact the Office of Student Life at 888.658.8632 x3568 or email@example.com.
Whether you’re taking classes in person at one of our campuses or online, you can shop for your textbooks 24/7 at the NLU Bookstore. The Bookstore customer service team is available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, at 877.284.6744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking to get an NLU sweatshirt? Pens and note cards? How about a cuddly stuffed eagle (our mascot)? The gift shop has what you need. It’s located in the second floor atrium of the Chicago campus. Store hours are Monday-Thursday, 12-5pm. Shopping after hours? Visit http://www.ecampus.com/nlu. For more information, contact the shop manager at 888.658.8632 x3440.
International Student Services
Are you an international student and need assistance for student visa issues (F-1/J-1)? You can contact 888.658.8632 x3461 or BRouzan@nl.edu for more information.
See You at the Movies
Take a break from your studies and take advantage of discounted movie tickets. Get the scoop from the Office of Student Life at 888.658.8632 x3568.
Technology and Computer Support
NLU’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) handles all aspects of technology acquisition and support for students and faculty. Learn more about OIT.
Though NLU does not have health or counseling professionals on staff, it does have information on finding a counselor in your area. Visit the wellness page to learn more.
NLU's student guidebook is your up-to-date resource for student rights and responsibilities, university policies and other helpful information. You can download and read a copy here.
The Ombudsman is part of NLU's ongoing efforts to be a student-centered university in every possible way. The Ombudsman is a issue resolution professional who can help you resolve any disruptive issues with your classes, professors or fellow students. Students can self-refer, and NLU faculty and staff can initiate referrals. For a confidential appointment, please call Brisbane Rouzan at 312.261.3461 or email email@example.com
NLU encourages all students to participate in the electoral process by registering to vote and voting. Get more information on how you can register.