Prepare for the experience of your first Northwestern football game and learn about the terrifying, heartbreaking and chaotic aspects of gameday.
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.
Editor's Note: This year North by Northwestern did not include Shepard Residential College, Public Affairs Residential College, the North Mid-Quads and the South Mid-Quads because of ongoing renovations. The SMQ and NMQ renovations will be completed by the fall, and they will hosting the two Residential Colleges next year, so check out last year's housing guide to learn about those dorms.
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 Cameron Averill, Kamya Bijawat, Candace Butera, Camille Casmier, Madeline Coe, Sasha Costello, Mollie Leavitt, Hyunjee Lee, Samantha Max, Madison Rossi, Allison Sun, Stacy Tsai, Carrie Twersky, Anna Waters, Wei Wei and Jayden Zvonar
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 Natalie Escobar, Alex Furuya, Abby Igoe, Hyunjee Lee, Nesa Mangal, Samantha Max, Rose McBride, Jacob Meschke, Malloy Moseley, Jon Palmer, Jackie Tang, Sarah Turbin, Nicola Traynor, Mira Wang and Mia Zanzucchi
Editing by Julia Clark-Riddell, Tanner Howard, Jeremy Layton, Samuel Niiro, Preetisha Sen, Carter Sherman and Zack Woznak
Design and development by Alex Duner, Tyler Fisher, Hilary Fung, Dan Hill, KK Rebecca Lai, Sheng Wu and Katie Zhu
This project is open source. Check it out on GitHub.
Data provided by Northwestern University Residential Services