Welcome Class of 2017!


The Sheil Catholic Center is committed to providing a welcoming environment where fellowhip and hospitality thrive. Our doors are open to everyone! Sheil is a home away from home for many students. This is a place where you Belong! Our doors are open the minute you arrive. Come early and join us for First Night @ Sheil.

First Night @ Sheil
Sunday, September 15- 16, 2013

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First Night Brochure

Join us for First Night @ Sheil, a great way to get to know the Sheil Catholic Center and Northwestern! Spend the night before move-in day at Sheil, where you'll get to know upperclassmen and other freshmen, meet the Sheil staff and the FOCUS missionaries on campus, and learn what Sheil has to offer you for your time at Northwestern! Enjoy a cook-out dinner, a free t-shirt, Mass, a bonfire, painting a rock by the shores of Lake Michigan, breakfast on the morning of move-in day, and other great and fun activities! First Night @ Sheil 2013 will be from September 15 to September 16. Arrival and check-in will start at 3:30pm and continue until Mass at 5pm on September 15.

If you have other commitments, like Northwestern University Athletics or Marching Band, you’re still welcome to stop by Sheil any time. Come to our free barbeque at 6pm or anytime throughout the evening; we'd love to meet you and introduce you to other First Night freshmen, upperclassmen and staff members.

Sheil Catholic Center Staff contact: Tim Higgins
t-higgins@u.northwestern.edu or (847) 328-4648.
Student Contact: Gianna Torres

Meet the Sheil Staff

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First Night 2013 - Parents’ First Night Gathering

Sheil welcomes new parents as well. After dropping your student off at Sheil please join Sheil staff members and other parents at a reception just a couple of blocks away.

If you’re interested, contact Tim Higgins a t-higgins@u.northwestern.edu for more information.

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