North Central College

Upcoming events featured below are among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public.

For the schedule of Cardinal sporting events, visit northcentralcardinals.com.

May Events

 
May 24-27, Theatre: North Central College offers five performances of the socially conscious musical “Vinegar Tom” at 7:30 p.m. May 24-26 and 2 p.m. May 26-27 in the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Written at the height of the second wave of feminism in 1976 by British playwright Caryl Churchill, the play examines gender and power relationships through the lens of 17th century witchcraft trials in England. Tickets are $10 per adult and $8 per student. Call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
 
May 25, Transfer information session: North Central College will host an information session Friday, May 25, for transfer students. Visitors can learn about academic choices, transfer admission process, scholarships and financial aid. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., and concludes with a walking tour of campus at 10:45 a.m. For more information or to register, call 630-637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/transfer-campus-visit-opportunities.     
 
May 25, Music: North Central College presents Sonata Problem, a student-led a cappella ensemble, for its Spring Concert at 5 p.m. Friday, May 26, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. This is a free event. For more information call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.  
 
May 28, College closed: In observance of Memorial Day, North Central College will be closed.

Summer Events

June 1-July 8, Art Gallery: NCC will showcase artwork by Morgan Craig from June 1 through July 8. Craig’s works explore how identity is influenced by architectural structures, and will be on display in the College’s Schoenherr Art Gallery.Contact gallery director Nickole Lanham at (630) 637-5375 or nclanham@noctrl.edu for gallery hours and more info.

June 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, Theatre: Brightside Theatre presents “Hairspray” at 8PM June 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and at 3PM June 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 in NCC’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $30 adults and $25 students/seniors. For more info visit brightsidetheatre.com.

June 9, Commencement: NCC’s 153rd Commencement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students will take place at 10AM Saturday, June 9, in the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St. Doors open at 8:30AM for guest seating and the processional begins at 9:40AM. Visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/commencement for more info.

June 11, Visit Day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend NCC’s Visit Day Monday, June 11, in the lobby of the Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The day begins with check-in at 9:15AM and concludes at 12:30PM with lunch at Kaufman Dining Hall. Visitors can take a walking tour and attend informative sessions on financial aid, academic highlights and student life. An optional event for high-achieving students is set for 9AM. For more info and registration, call (630) 637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/freshman-campus-visit-opportunities.

June 12-Aug. 13, Summer camps: NCC offers a variety of summer camps and workshops beginning as early as June 12 with many sessions starting in July. Academic, athletic and fine arts camps are available for kids ages 5 through high school. For more info or to register, visit northcentralcollege.edu/summercamps or call (630) 637-5560.

June 23, Transfer Information Session: NCC will host an information session Saturday, June 23, for transfer students. Visitors can learn about academic choices, transfer admission process, scholarships and financial aid. Registration begins at 9:30AM in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., and concludes with a walking tour of campus at 10:45AM. For more info or to register, call (630) 637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/transfer-campus-visit-opportunities.     

June 27, Graduate School Information Session: NCC will host an information session for those interested in a specific session for three highlighted programs in business administration, leadership studies and liberal studies. Prospective students will also have the chance to sit in on classes in addition to learning about the graduate program. The open house is scheduled from 5 to 7PM Wednesday, June 27, in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. For more info call (630) 637-5840 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/graduate-studies-information-session.

June 29, Visit Day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend NCC’s Visit Day Friday, June 29, in the Wentz Concert Hall lobby, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The day begins with check-in at 9:15AM and concludes at 12:30PM with lunch at Kaufman Dining Hall. Visitors can take a walking tour and attend informative sessions on financial aid, academic highlights and student life. An optional event for high-achieving students is set for 9AM. For more info and registration, call (630) 637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/freshman-campus-visit-opportunities.

July 4, College closed: NCC will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

July 13-15, 20-22, Theatre: NCC presents summer musical “Shrek” at 7:30PM July 13-14 and July 20-21, and 2PM July 15 and 22 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Come see the popular not-so-traditional fairy tale that features a green ogre, a wise-cracking donkey and a princess who is not all she seems to be. Great fun for the entire family in a show that proves that beauty is in the eye of the ogre! Tickets are $18 per adult and $12 student/senior.

July 20, Transfer Information Session: NCC will host an information session Friday, July 20, for transfer students. Visitors can learn about academic choices, transfer admission process, scholarships and financial aid. Registration begins at 9:30AM in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., and concludes with a walking tour of campus at 10:45AM. For more info or to register, call (630) 637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/transfer-campus-visit-opportunities.     

July 23, Visit Day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend NCC’s Visit Day Monday, July 23, in the lobby of the Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The day begins with check-in at 9:15AM and concludes at 12:30PM with lunch at Kaufman Dining Hall. Visitors can take a walking tour and attend informative sessions on financial aid, academic highlights and student life. An optional event for high-achieving students is set for 9AM. For more info and registration, call (630) 637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/freshman-campus-visit-opportunities.

August 5, Book Signing: Partnered with Anderson’s Bookshop, NCC will host #1 New York Times Bestselling author Colleen Hoover for a book-signing of her most recent novel, “All Your Perfects” at 3PM Sunday, August 5 in the Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $19 and include a copy of the book, visit www.andersonsbookshop.com/event/colleen-hoover-2 for more info.

August 13, Visit Day: High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend NCC’s Visit Day Monday, August 13, in the lobby of the Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The day begins with check-in at 9:15AM and concludes at 12:30PM with lunch at Kaufman Dining Hall. Visitors can take a walking tour and attend informative sessions on financial aid, academic highlights and student life. An optional event for high-achieving students is set for 9AM. For more info and registration, call (630) 637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/freshman-campus-visit-opportunities.

August 17, Transfer Information Session: NCC will host an information session Friday, August 17, for transfer students. Visitors can learn about academic choices, transfer admission process, scholarships and financial aid. Registration begins at 9:30AM in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., and concludes with a walking tour of campus at 10:45AM. For more info or to register, call (630) 637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/visit/transfer-campus-visit-opportunities.

These upcoming events are among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

Disclaimer – Times and venues are subject to change without notice. Contact the Box Office for up-to-the minute info.