I am a rising senior interested in Northwestern and I'd like to visit as soon as possible, so I can be complacent with my early decision plans. However, it is my understanding that Northwestern starts (and ends) later than most universities. With that said, when do you, current students and anyone else who may know, think the best time to visit is? I would like to see the campus with students there so I get an accurate feel of what it's really like. When do students start to return, and when would this be a good time? I know students come back a little before classes actually begin, so as long as there is a substantial amount of "life" on campus I'm good haha. Are there a lot of students there at mid/early August?