Your first college home can be a taste of freedom and provide you with a great community, but the housing selection process can also be daunting. North by Northwestern's Freshman Housing Guide has you covered. Use the filters to see which buildings work for you, then click a building name to see video, photos and more.
Note: The videos included for each dorm are from the 2016 Housing Guide. Some of the content may be outdated, but we chose to include the videos to showcase the dorms in a visual way.
|Dorm Name||Size||Dorm Type|
|1838 Chicago Ave.||120||Residence Hall|
|2303 Sheridan Rd. (CCS)||40||Residential College|
|2303 Sheridan Rd. (GREEN House)||40||Residence Hall|
|2349 Sheridan Rd.||<100||Residence Hall|
|560 Lincoln St.||422||Residence Hall|
|Allison Hall||363||Residence Hall|
|Ayers Hall||170||Residential College|
|Bobb-McCulloch Hall||496||Residence Hall|
|Chapin Hall||72||Residential College|
|East Fairchild||109||Residential College|
|Elder Hall||345||Residence Hall|
|Foster-Walker Complex||582||Residence Hall|
|Hobart House||50||Residential College|
|Jones Hall||121||Residence Hall|
|Kemper Hall||165||Residence Hall|
|Lindgren House||37||Residence Hall|
|North Mid-Quads||88||Residential College|
|Rogers House||49||Residence Hall|
|Sargent Hall||157||Residence Hall|
|Shepard Hall||153||Residence Hall|
|Slivka Hall||140||Residential College|
|South Mid-Quads||88||Residential College|
|West Fairchild||106||Residential College|
|Willard Hall||261||Residential College|
There are two main housing models: residential hall, and residential colleges. The primary difference between them is the degree of faculty involvement. Residence halls have all of the programs and support a student needs for a meaningful residential experience. Residential colleges offer more opportunities for faculty engagement and programming as well as continuity of community that comes with a culture of returning residents and longstanding faculty affiliations.
All Gender Housing has existed since 2010 as "an arrangement whereby students, regardless of sex, gender, or gender identity, are permitted to share a room or suite in select areas of Northwestern’s residence halls."
Information from the 2017, 2018, & 2019 NBN Housing Guides and Northwestern Residential Services
Designed & Developed by Amy Guo, Nathanial Ortiz and David Deloso. Thumbail by Nathanial Ortiz.