Returning Student Move-in 2014

Students moving in on movein day

*Counting down the days until move-in? We want you to know that you can pre-ship your belongings with USS! See their flyer (PDF) for details or visit the USS website!

Move-in Guide

Please check out our Move-in Guide for a summary of the information below as well as other important information you should know before moving on campus. (PDF version of Move-in Guide)

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.

Building Neighborhood
1835 Hinman Allison
1856 Orrington Foster-Walker
2303 Sheridan Kemper
626 Emerson (PMA) Foster-Walker
720 Emerson (SAI) Foster-Walker
Allison Allison
Ayers Kemper
Bobb Kemper
Chapin Allison
East Fairchild Allison
Elder Kemper
Foster-Walker Foster-Walker
Goodrich House Kemper
Hobart House Foster-Walker
Jones Allison
Kemper Kemper
Lindgren Kemper
McCulloch Kemper
North Mid Quads Foster-Walker
PARC Allison
Rogers House Foster-Walker
Sargent Kemper
Seabury Foster-Walker
Shepard Allison
Slivka Kemper
South Mid Quads Foster-Walker
West Fairchild Allison

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 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.

Move-in Information

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