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Returning Student Assignments

Group of students

Housing assignments for the upcoming academic year are made during the previous Spring quarter in April. This process is a priority-based system whereby students currently living in the residence halls have the highest priority in selecting rooms, followed by those students living off-campus and in their Greek houses (fraternities and sororities).

Students returning either for the beginning of the winter or spring quarters would apply for University housing the quarter before returning to campus.

In the rare instances where a student requires University housing mid-quarter, every effort is made to accommodate that student, based upon existing vacancies.

The General Housing Waiting List

When all available space for upperclassmen throughout University housing has been filled, those without an assignment still interested in University housing for the 2014-2015 school year should contact Residential Services via email at housing@northwestern.edu.

Cancellation of Residence and Board Contract

Depending upon when you choose to cancel your contract, you may be held to part or all of the contracted rates.

Cancellation Date Fee
On or before Friday, June 6, 2014

Returning Students: 25% of Fall Quarter room charges ($698 prior to room selection)

Entering Students (freshmen or transfer): Forfeit $200 prepayment

Saturday, June 7, 2014 through Friday, July 18, 2014

Returning Students: 50% of Fall Quarter room charges

Entering Students (freshmen or transfer): $1,396

Saturday, July 19, 2014 through Friday, August 8, 2014 All Students: 75% of Fall Quarter room charges
Saturday, August 9, 2014 through Monday, September 15, 2014 All Students: 100% of Fall Quarter room charges
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 through the end of the academic year All Students: 100% of room charges for Term Agreement (full academic year)

Please be aware that if you have not properly notified Residential Services of you cancellation and fail to report to your contracted room at the beginning of the Fall quarter, you will be held responsible for the Fall quarter room charge for your residence hall.