There are many Northwestern campus traditions for students to be a part of including:
- Residence Hall Section Events: KnuHa Day, Nostalgia Night, Eggs and Bakenson, RoMo Row Your Boat, Knutson Weekend Bash
- Five16 Film Festival
- Multicultural Festival
- Open Mic Nights
- Nickelodeon Universe
At the beginning of each year, Student Life hosts an involvement fair to introduce students to the many opportunities for involvement at Northwestern.