Returning Student Move-in 2014
The residence halls open for returning students at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 19, 2014.
- No unloading permit needed
- No unloading permit will be required for returning student move-in. We do ask that you move your car away from your building once you have finished unloading so that other students may unload.
Check-in on September 19 will occur at your neighborhood Front Desk. Refer to the chart below or view the residence hall map (pdf) to determine where your neighborhood desk is located.
|626 Emerson (PMA)||Foster-Walker|
|720 Emerson (SAI)||Foster-Walker|
|North Mid Quads||Foster-Walker|
|South Mid Quads||Foster-Walker|
Early Arrival Requests
Residential Services occasionally gets requests for students wanting to move in earlier than the dates listed above. Selected students deemed essential for the opening of the residence halls and residential colleges are permitted to check in on Sunday, September 14, 2014, after 1 p.m. Examples:Peer Adviser staff
- Purple Posse volunteers
- Selected hall government officers
- Selected staff working at the neighborhood Front Desks
Students in any of these groups are encouraged to confirm with Residential Services that they are permitted to move in on Sunday.
NOTE: There are representatives of some student organizations who are given the opportunity to participate in Wildcat Welcome. However, most of these groups are not approved to move in early.
Students not in one of the groups listed above should assume that the earliest they can check in to the residence halls is 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 19, 2014. Email email@example.com or call (847) 467-HOME(4663) if you have any questions.
Shipping Items in Advance
If you're planning on buying a fridge, consider ordering through RezEssentials, a student-run company on campus that will deliver your fridge directly to your room prior to move-in. To learn more, visit their website.
If you intend to ship some of your other belongings before you arrive, please refer to the Ship to Northwestern website for the process, important dates, and other useful information to ensure a smooth experience.
When you move in, a blank Room Condition Inventory will be included in your key packet. You are responsible for completing the RCI to ensure that it accurately reflects the current condition of your room. Return the RCI to your Resident Assistant (RA) within 48 hours of your check-in. Students will be held accountable for any damages present at the end of the year that are not recorded on the RCI at check-in. If you have a non-emergency maintenance request, you now submit it online (instead of reporting it to your RA). Emergency maintenance requests can be directed to a RA or NUPD.
Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our Move-In FAQ page. The Residential Services staff can also be reached at (847) 467-HOME (4663). We are open between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time on weekdays. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.