Northwestern's Dinner with 12 Strangers program began in 2005, offering alumni who live in the Chicago area the opportunity to host a dozen students, faculty and trustees for dinner at their home or a restaurant.


The program has been such an overwhelming success that the NAA is now giving passionate alumni in cities across the country the chance to host an alumni-only dinner at their home or a restaurant. (Alumni are also welcome to co-host a dinner with a fellow Northwestern graduate.)

Hosting an alumni-only dinner is easy, and the NAA will support you every step of the way to help you plan the evening. The dinners will be held the weekend of May 1, on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night, and typically last two to three hours. The dinners will offer Wildcats in your region the opportunity to meet other alumni who live in the area.

If you're interested in hosting a dinner, please fill out this registration form. We're aiming to fill all host positions by March 6.

If you have any questions, please contact Bobby Dunlap, Northwestern's associate director of recent alumni engagement.

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