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 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.
Editor's Note: This year North by Northwestern did not include images or quotes from 1838 Chicago, Shepard Hall and Goodrich House as they were closed for renovations last year. We've included all relevant information available. If you have any additions or corrections, please contact us.
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."
Reporting by Matthew Zhang, Hyunjee Lee, Mia Zanzucchi, Arielle Schwartz, Leo Ji, Rosalie Chan, Margaret Corn, Harrison Simons, Lizzie Philip, Isabella Jiao, Virginia Nowakowski, Nicki Kaplan, Audrey DeBruine, Alejandra Fernandez, Alyssa Morvis, Missy Chen, Rachel Wolfe, Morgan Smith
Photos by Mia Zanzucchi, Christopher Bayston, Leo Ji, Virginia Nowakowski, Brianna Willis, Audrey DeBruine, Alejandra Fernandez, Missy Chen
Videos by Matthew Zhang, Hyunjee Lee, Mia Zanzucchi, Arielle Schwartz, Leo Ji, Rosalie Chan, Margaret Corn, Harrison Simons, Lizzie Philip, Isabella Jiao, Virginia Nowakowski, Nicki Kaplan, Audrey DeBruine, Alejandra Fernandez, Alyssa Morvis, Missy Chen
Editing by Tanner Howard, Austin Siegel, Morgan Kinney, Alex Duner, Erin Bacon, Petra Barbu
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
Last updated May 24, 2016