Chapin Hall

Chapin Hall

Humanities Residential College

72 Residents

Southwest Area

Residential College

Chapin Hall is Northwestern’s Humanities Residential College. Even though you need to write a short essay to get a spot in the dorm, don’t let that deter you. Being a part of a residential college has a lot of perks. Though there are some events with a focus on the humanities, most of Chapin’s programming revolves around building a community within the dorm. “Chapinos” come together for weekly munchies, Thursday Teas, movie nights every other Friday, trips into Chicago and their very own formals. A large portion of the freshmen who call Chapin their home end up sticking around for their sophomore years, too. The spacious, four-story building has the perfect combination of charm (a piano and a sprawling collection of old board games and textbooks can be found in the lounge) and upscale amenities (each floor has its own laundry room and kitchen) that make a resident want to stay. Additionally, the fact that it’s situated on the southwest corner of campus makes it easy for residents to venture out and explore downtown Evanston.


No Air Conditioning

Nearest Dining Hall: Foster-Walker

Community-style Bathrooms

Rates from 2020-21 school year

$12,195 per single/year

$10,212 per double/year

13 Minute Walk to Tech

10 Minute Walk to Norris

6 Minute Walk to The Rock

Information from the 2017, 2018, & 2019 NBN Housing Guides and Northwestern Residential Services

Video from NBN 2018 Housing Guide

Designed by Nathanial Ortiz & Developed by Amy Guo