Willard Hall

Willard Common Room

Photo of Students in the Willard Common Room

Willard Entrance

Willard Entrance

Willard Room

Willard Room

The Details

  • 276 beds
  • 145,000+ gross square feet
  • Peak height: 5 floors tall
  • Low height: 4 floors tall
  • Construction start: July 2016
  • Construction completion: January 2018

Overview

Willard Hall is under renovation from August 2016-December 2017. The building is scheduled to be open for Winter Quarter (January 2018). The Willard Hall renovation is part of the Housing Master Plan and will open with the second Engagement Center, serving the Southwest Neighborhood. As a part of the renovation, this building will require new mechanical, electrical and plumbing. The building will provide air conditioning to all sleeping rooms and public spaces. New roofing and exterior tuck-pointing will update the building’s exterior. The entrance to the building is being relocated to the former dining hall which will allow for a grand entrance into the building.

Below is an outline of the project by floor:

Basement:

The entrance to the building will be located to this area. Students will enter the building at grade level and walk down a monumental staircase to the lower level into the Engagement Center. A redesigned Fran’s Café will provide students with full menu service and snacks. The space will also host a front-desk operation, classrooms, meeting rooms, mail center, a mini-fitness center, and a collaboration room.

First Floor:

A faculty apartment will be located on this level along with a spacious lounge and rotating office space. Sleeping rooms will have updated finishes and individual air condition/heating units. New furniture will be provided. A laundry room will be located on each occupied floor. Floor bathrooms will be completely renovated and updated to reflect the Residential Services design standards.

Second-Fifth Floors:

Sleeping rooms will have updated finishes and individual air condition/heating units. New furniture will be provided. A laundry room will be located on each occupied floor. Floor bathrooms will be completely renovated and updated to reflect the Residential Services design standards. The Fifth floor will also have a small lounge (where laundry room was originally) for the occupants of that floor.

Amenities:

  • Classroom and lecture space
  • Office areas
  • Kitchen and pantry spaces
  • Lounge areas
  • Laundry rooms on each floor
  • Northwestern Dining Service
  • Faculty-in-Residence
  • Fitness room

Mailing address:

STUDENT NAME
Willard Room #
1865 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL
60201

Additional Photos

Photos and renderings of Willard can be viewed on the Residential Services SmugMug page.