Housing

When is my online housing application due?

Online housing applications are due in early June. The online housing application is available at the Freshman Housing website!

Please note that Northwestern does NOT offer housing on a 'first come, first served' basis. We want our new students to have a chance to look over all the information we provide online and take the time to make informed decisions regarding where they want to live. Please do not feel that you need to fill out the application the moment it becomes available online.

When will I get my housing assignment?

Housing assignments are sent to incoming freshmen during the first week of August, via your Northwestern e-mail account. The entire housing process, from application to assignment, will be an online process. Check your Northwestern e-mail account and Undergraduate Housing regularly for updates and information.

What are the dimensions of my room?
Because there are so many diverse housing options for students on campus, we are unable to offer exact room dimensions for specific rooms or buildings. We suggest that you look at the Residence Hall and College descriptions to see estimates for average room sizes in each building.
Can I tour a residence hall room before school starts?
Undergraduate Housing and University Residential Life DO NOT offer tours of housing facilities and individual rooms. Contact Undergraduate Admission for information on campus tours and Preview Northwestern.
How long are the beds? I heard that I'll need special sheets.
Mattresses in Northwestern's Residential Colleges and Halls are 80" in length. Bedding manufacturers also refer to this size as an "extra long twin."