Information for Returning Students
The residence halls open at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013. You may arrive beginning Friday at 8:00 a.m.
- Need a hand moving in? Purple Posse move-in volunteers will be available to assist you with move-in on Friday, September 20, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
- 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. Early move-in options are not generally available.
Check-in on September 20 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 Front Desk|
|1835 Hinman||Allison Front Desk|
|1856 Orrington||Foster-Walker Front Desk|
|2303 Sheridan||Kemper Front Desk|
|626 Emerson (PMA)||Foster-Walker Front Desk|
|720 Emerson (SAI)||Foster-Walker Front Desk|
|Allison||Allison Front Desk|
|Ayers||Kemper Front Desk|
|Bobb||Kemper Front Desk|
|Chapin||Allison Front Desk|
|East Fairchild||Allison Front Desk|
|Elder||Kemper Front Desk|
|Foster Walker||Foster-Walker Front Desk|
|Goodrich House||Kemper Front Desk|
|Hobart House||Foster-Walker Front Desk|
|Jones||Allison Front Desk|
|Kemper||Kemper Front Desk|
|Lindgren House||Kemper Front Desk|
|McCulloch||Kemper Front Desk|
|North Mid Quads||Foster-Walker Front Desk|
|PARC||Allison Front Desk|
|Rogers House||Foster-Walker Front Desk|
|Sargent||Kemper Front Desk|
|Seabury||Foster-Walker Front Desk|
|Shepard||Allison Front Desk|
|Slivka||Kemper Front Desk|
|South Mid Quads||Foster-Walker Front Desk|
|West Fairchild||Allison Front Desk|
|Willard||Allison Front Desk|
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 15, 2013, 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 their advisor or supervisor 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 20, 2013. Email email@example.com or call (847) 467-HOME(4663) if you have any questions.
Shipping Items in Advance
If you'll be living in University housing and intend to ship some of your 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 check 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 Community Assistant (CA) 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 CA). Emergency maintenance requests can be directed to a CA 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.