Living In Evanston
Welcome to becoming a member of the Evanston/Chicago and NU Off-Campus communities! While living off-campus, we encourage you to remain an active member of the Northwestern community. Everything on-campus is still for you.
Participating in a student organization is a great way to meet people with common interests. You can find dozens of student organizations that meet during the day or evening to fit your schedule.
There are also hundreds of planned programs and events on campus, including lectures, comedy, theater, recreational trips, athletic events and musical performances. Checkout the Campus Calendar to stay connected with NU events and happenings!
Here you can find the information you need to plan your budget and interact amicably with the community around you.
- Budget Info - Learn how to estimate your off-campus living expenses.
- WildCARD Advantage - Show your WildCARD or NU-issued ID Card and save with free delivery, free items, or discounts on a wide range of products and services.
- NU Fitness and Recreation - services available on campus.
- On-Campus Dining - Learn about on-campus dining plans for students living off-campus.
- Evanston City site - find out about resources in the City of Evanston.
- Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services - find NU Wildcard Advantage vendors in the the City of Evanston.
- Off-Campus Advisory Board - Contact the advisory board with ideas or feedback.
- Evanston Ordinances - Learn about the City of Evanston ordinances.
- Hosting a Party or Social Event - Review the "Party and Social Hosting Tips" before you decide to open your residence to guests.
- Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution - Learn the University's official policies on student conduct and disciplinary measures.
- Attorneys and Legal Advice - Contact this Cook county resource for legal referrals or advice.
- Dillo Day - Learn how to stay safe and have fun.