About Us

Housing: Two residents enjoy the view out of the lounge window.

Residential Services at Northwestern is committed to providing an environment that fosters the academic and personal success of every student.

Our Mission

Residential Services strives to promote a sense of community and encourage the growth and development of each student in a variety of living environments. Our program seeks to complement the academic mission of Northwestern University by providing students opportunities for learning in a safe, diverse, and respectful environment.

Our Vision

Engage and educate: Creating communities of learners, leaders, and responsible citizens.

Our Learning Outcomes

Students who engage in programs and activities provided by Residential Services will:

  • Demonstrate self-awareness and empathy in their relationships with other students that will contribute to a positive sense of community within their residential neighborhood
  • Demonstrate personal reasonability in their decision making and be accountable for the impact on those decisions on themselves and others
  • Examine personal needs, interests, abilities, growth areas, and identifies and use this knowledge to inform their person and professional goals

Our Staff

View our Organizational Chart (PDF)

Our Offices

Undergraduate Housing

The Undergraduate Housing Office makes room assignments for undergraduate students. If you have any questions about your room bill this is the office to contact.

Undergraduate Housing Office
Seabury Hall, Room 212
600 Haven Street
Evanston, IL 60208-1001

Phone: 847-467-HOME (4663)
Email: housing@northwestern.edu

Graduate Housing

The Graduate Housing Office makes room assignments for the graduate student residence halls on our Evanston campus.

Graduate Housing Office
Engelhart Hall
1915 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201-3194

Phone: 847-491-5127
Email: grad-housing@northwestern.edu

Residential Academic Initiatives

The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives is responsible for providing students with an enhanced residential experience through the development of our residential colleges, residential communities and faculty-in-residence program. 

Office of Residential Academic Initiatives
Foster-Walker 6-117
1927 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60208

Phone: 847-467-HOME (4663)
Email: ResAcademicInitiatives@northwestern.edu

University Residential Life

University Residential Life is responsible for resident educational programs, advising hall governments, and developing residential communities that provide students the opportunity to learn social responsibility and interpersonal skills in a safe and comfortable environment. URL's full-time, live in professional staff members and more than 100 Community Assistants are available to assist residents throughout the academic year.

Residential Services
Foster-Walker House 6, 1st floor
1927 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60208

Phone: 847-467-HOME (4663)
Email: res-life@northwestern.edu

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Advertise with Us

If your student group or university department would like to display an ad on our TVs in the residence halls, please fill out the TV Ad Request Form