From Vision to Execution

Planning Medical School Events

The Office of Special Events plans, coordinates, and executes high-profile events for the Feinberg School of Medicine. As a unit within the Dean’s Administration, the office aims to uphold the standards and quality that showcase Feinberg’s reputation for excellence and overall positive image while managing events for Alumni Relations and Development, the Dean’s Office, faculty and students.

COVID-19 and Events

Northwestern University's community is fully vaccinated and boosted. At Feinberg, not only do we maintain a commitment to the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, but we all play key roles in providing health care to and engaging with the Chicagoland community, including those most vulnerable to COVID-19, such as unvaccinated adults and children, immunocompromised persons, and persons with underlying conditions that increase risk of severe disease from COVID-19. Our safety protocol has, throughout the pandemic, helped keep COVID spread minimal on campus. We feel an obligation to do everything we can to ensure that our people do not unintentionally spread the virus to vulnerable persons who put their trust in us - and this includes requiring vaccinations in order to attend special events hosted by Feinberg. While we are thrilled to be able to return to hosting in-person events, we must also respect our Patients First mission.

Please visit PlanIt Purple to view the status of upcoming events or contact Melanie Kruchten, Director of Special Events, at with any specific questions.

What We Do

Our team provides an array of services, including event conceptualization, planning timelines, vendor contract management, logistics, and on-site management. Team members help the Feinberg community avoid conflicts when scheduling major events, maximize university resources, and project a consistent, positive brand image.

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Our office offers a wide variety of tools and resources for you to plan a successful event. From booking space to tracking budgets to finding the best catering vendors, we’ve got you covered.

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Contact Us

Please review our website for resources and information on how to plan a successful event. If you can't find what you are looking for, please send us an email. We are also happy to hear any feedback from our previous events and answer any questions you may have about upcoming events. 

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