North Central College - Naperville, IL

Parents and Families

At North Central, your family is our family.

We know that parents play a key role in a student's success, from the very first campus visit to the celebration at Commencement. We want you to be fully equipped to support your student on his or her college journey—and to enjoy the journey yourself!

We’ve provided resources to help you navigate the academic, financial and health aspects of college, along with information on staying connected, visiting campus and supporting your student through the transition process. We hope to see you on campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend in the fall and at many of our athletic and fine arts events through the year.

Welcome to the family!


North Central College and Shimer College have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding with the intention of North Central acquiring and integrating Shimer.
John W. Daniels Jr. '69, J.D.
John W. Daniels Jr. ‘69, J.D., will be the speaker for North Central College’s 151st Commencement June 11.
North Central College recognizes high-achieving students for academic and co-curricular excellence throughout their college careers on Honors Day.


Graduate Portraits

Jun 10, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cardinal First Graduation Recognition and Pinning Ceremony

Jun 10, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

President's Reception for Graduates

Jun 10, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Baccalaureate Service

Jun 10, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

MANDATORY Commencement Rehearsal

Jun 10, 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM