Northwestern alumni around the world are taking to social media to show their Purple Pride and support We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern.


The map displayed above shows the dates and locations of several upcoming "We Will" Campaign events. If you live in one of the areas highlighted on the map, show your Purple Pride online as your city's event approaches. Tweet and share pictures of yourself in Wildcat gear, share your favorite Northwestern memories, or let us know where NU alumni get together in your city using the city-specific hashtags listed on the map. Your posts could be featured across the Northwestern Alumni Association's social media accounts.


Don't see your city highlighted on the map? Join the #NUPurpleFriday movement by wearing purple every Friday and sharing photos using #NUPurpleFriday.


Earlier this month, alumni and friends of the University celebrated #NUWeWill in New York City, where Stephen Colbert '86, '11 DA spoke about his time at Northwestern and encouraged alumni to give back to the University. Check out this Storify with a selection of #NYCPurplePride tweets and posts from the event, as well as our #NYCPurplePride Facebook photo album.


Stephen Colbert '86, '11 DA plays to the crowd at the June 5 "We Will" Campaign event in New York City. Photo by Bruce Gilbert

To learn more about the "We Will" Campaign and to make your gift today, visit

For more stories from this month's Alumni News, visit the NAA on Our Northwestern, the University's online community.