Cell Phones, Banks & Hotels

Does Northwestern recommend a particular cell phone carrier?

Northwestern neither endorses nor recommends any particular cellular provider, but there are several vendors who provide service in the Evanston area. These vendors are AT&T, Sprint/Nextel, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon. For more information on cell phone service on campus, visit
http://www.it.northwestern.edu/telephone/cellphone.html.  Please note, University-provided landline service in student rooms is available by request only, it's a good idea to bring your cell phone to campus. The Undergraduate Housing Office will distribute information about how to order landline service for your University-managed residence hall room. WildCARD Advantage Business is also a good resource for students to review.

Which banks are located near campus?

Northwestern neither endorses nor recommends any particular bank.  The only bank located on campus is U.S. Bank (which can be linked to your WildCARD), however, many other national banks are located in Evanston and are walking distance from Northwestern's campus.  National banks located in Evanston include (in no particular order) Chase, Bank of America, National City, Citibank, Fifth Third, and others.  This list is subject to change, so we recommend you contact the national bank you are most comfortable with to determine whether they have a location in Evanston, IL.

Where can parents stay while in Evanston?
There are many options for accommodations in Evanston and the surrounding areas. This is not a complete listing as there are many hotel options in the Chicagoland area, so feel free to use your own selection methods as well (hotels.com, lodging.com, the 800 number of your favorite hotel chain, etc). WildCARD Advantage Business is also a good resource for students to review.