2023 Housing Guide

North By Northwestern's
Housing Guide

T he housing selection process can be overwhelming, so this is North by Northwestern's guide to help you out. Use the checkbox filters to see which dorms work for you, and click on the building names for photos and more information.

South & Southwest
636 Emerson
640 Emerson
710 Emerson
720 Emerson
1838 Chicago Ave.
1856 Orrington
1871 Orrington
Allison Hall
Chapin Hall
East Fairchild
Foster-Walker Complex
Hobart House
Jones Hall
North Mid-Quads
Rogers House
Shepard Hall
South Mid-Quads
West Fairchild
Willard Hall

North & Northeast
2303 Sheridan Rd. (GREEN House/CSS)
2307 Sheridan
2313 Sheridan
2347 Sheridan
2349 Sheridan Rd.
Ayers Hall
Bobb-McCulloch Hall
Elder Hall
Goodrich House
Kemper Hall
Lindgren House
Sargent Hall
Schapiro Hall
Slivka Hall

Type of dorm 🏡

  • Residential Hall
  • Residential College

Room size 🛌

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Triples

Dorm size 🧍🏻‍♀️🧍🏾‍♂️

  • < 100
  • 100-200
  • > 200

Amenities ✅

  • All-gender housing
  • A.C.
  • Dining hall
  • Suite-style bathroom

Filter Descriptions

The dorms are organized into North, Northeast, South and Southwest areas. The walking distance from north campus to south campus is around 15-20 minutes. STEM classes are generally north, and humanities classes are generally south. Historically, North Campus has been seen as having more of a party reputation, and South Campus more of an artsy vibe. Downtown Evanston is right below South Campus.

Type of dorm
Residential halls are more like standard dorms. Residential colleges have more faculty involvement and organized programming, with multiple events throughout the week.

All-gender housing is when anyone can share a room or suite regardless of sex and gender. Students will only be placed in an all-gender wing or suite if they opt-in.

When it comes to accessibility, not all dorms are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We do not have complete data on which residences do and do not have ADA accessible rooms, but we have included the information we know.