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Willard Residential College

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Size: 292 residents
Location: 1865 Sherman Avenue
Master: Gary Saul Morson
Frances Hooper Professor of the Arts and Humanities and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Weinberg College
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The largest and one of the oldest of Northwestern's residential colleges, Willard attracts a diverse, friendly group of students whose academic interests are wide-ranging - from electrical and computer engineering to musicology, from global health studies to theatre.

Known for its spirit and strong sense of community, Willard has been a multithematic college since its founding in the 1970s and sponsors a rich variety of social and cultural programs that make the most of the talents of Northwestern faculty and the University's proximity to Chicago. Faculty fellows and guest speakers offer firesides and tutorials on topics that have included bluegrass music, Islamic culture, Chicago cuisine, and world literature.

Willardites are often at the forefront of many ad hoc movements and campuswide activities. For example, they have been one of the most aggressive fundraisers for Dance Marathon. Willard's spirited social life includes the Willard formal, an annual polka party at a Chicago restaurant, quarterly talent revues, and frequent group dinners.

Willard firesideWith its South Campus location - near shops, restaurants, and other downtown Evanston attractions - and amenities that include a large dining hall, Fran's late-night cafe, computer lab, and a library/reading room where a weekly coffee-and-games hour with faculty fellows takes place, Willard is an exciting environment for living and learning.


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Office of Residential Academic Initiatives: 2122 Sheridan | Room 120 | Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-467-HOME (4663)

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