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 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.
We chose to divide the unofficial "North Campus" and "South Campus" by Foster Street, so anything south of Foster is South Campus and anything north of Foster is North Campus.
The university categorizes its halls into four types. A residential community has student-organized events and live-in faculty. A residential college has a theme and offers activities and specialized classes supported by faculty fellows. Special interest housing includes Interfaith Residence Hall in 1835 Hinman, GREEN House and other halls with particular focuses. A residence hall offers a classic college experience.
Gender Open 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." Currently, no first-year students are eligible for gender open housing.
Reporting by Orko Manna, Celena Chong, Danielle Elliott, Kevin Kryah, Rosalie Chan, Ali Pelczar, Burke Evans, Kelly Gonsalves, Scott Brown, Sarah Turbin, Alex Duner, Alice Zhang, Morgan Kinney, Caroline Levy, Jahmeelay Jean-Leger, Jasper Scherer, Kelly Gonsalves, Ashley Wood and Medha Imam
Photos by Gabe Bergado, Mallory Busch, Bethany DeLong, Timothyna Duncan, Olga Gonzalez-Latapi, Forrest Hanson, Sam Hart, Anne Li, Priscilla Liu, Susie Neilson, Michelle Reisin, Madhuri Sathish, Zach Silva, Jenny Starrs, Megan Suckut, Hillary Thomas, Bethany Tuten and Lucy Wang
Videos by Julia Clark-Riddell, Adam Mintzer, Jon Palmer, Rosalie Chan, Tanner Howard, Luis Sanchez, Kelly Gonsalves, Scott Brown, Sarah Turbin, Anthony Settipani, Clayton Gentry, Caroline Levy, Jasper Scherer, Katherine Richter and Nick Garbaty
Editing by Sam Hart, Kevin Kryah, Anne Li and Preetisha Sen
Design and development by Tyler Fisher, Hilary Fung, Dan Hill, KK Rebecca Lai, Sheng Wu and Katie Zhu
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