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Fall 2021 Move-In

Information for Returning Students

Welcome back! This website is designed to provide you the information you need for the move-in process. If you have questions after reviewing the website, please contact us at (847) 467-HOME or by email at housing@northwestern.edu.

Fall 2021 Opening Dates and Times

Move-In Dates and Times

The residence halls and residential colleges open for returning students at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021. You may move in any time after this date and time. No appointment is needed. 

Move-In Process Overview

Check-In Assistance

Once you complete the online Self-Check In form, you can head to your room. Students living in Jones will need to pick up their keys at the South Area Desk in Allison Hall. For electronic door locks, tap your card on the reader once, wait 30 seconds, then tap again to unlock your door. If you have any trouble, visit your area desk. 

Residence Hall Area Desk Locations

Residence Hall

Area Desk Location

Desk Address

560 Lincoln

North Area Desk at 560 Lincoln

560 Lincoln, Evanston, Illinois 60208

720 Emerson (Sigma Alpha Iota)

Southwest Area Desk at Willard

1865 Sherman, Evanston, Illinois 60208

1838 Chicago

South Area Desk at Allison

1820 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60208

2303 Sheridan

Northeast Area Desk at Sargent

2245 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208

2335 Sheridan

Northeast Area Desk at Sargent

2445 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208

2347 Sheridan

North Area Desk at 560 Lincoln

560 Lincoln, Evanston, Illinois 60208

2349 Sheridan

North Area Desk at 560 Lincoln

560 Lincoln, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Allison

South Area Desk at Allison

1820 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Ayers

Northeast Area Desk at Sargent

2245 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Bobb

Northeast Area Desk at Sargent

2245 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Chapin

Southwest Area Desk at Willard

1865 Sherman, Evanston, Illinois 60208

East Fairchild

South Area Desk at Allison

1820 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Elder

North Area Desk at 560 Lincoln

560 Lincoln, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Foster Walker

Southwest Area Desk at Willard

1865 Sherman, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Goodrich

Northeast Area Desk at Sargent

2245 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Hobart

South Area Desk at Allison

1820 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Jones

South Area Desk at Allison

1820 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Kemper

North Area Desk at 560 Lincoln

560 Lincoln, Evanston, Illinois 60208

McCulloch

Northeast Area Desk at Sargent

2245 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208

North Mid-Quads

Southwest Area Desk at Willard

1865 Sherman, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Rogers House

South Area Desk at Allison

1820 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Sargent

Northeast Area Desk at Sargent

2245 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Shepard Hall

South Area Desk at Allison

1820 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Slivka

Northeast Area Desk at Sargent

2245 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208

South Mid-Quads

Southwest Area Desk at Willard

1865 Sherman, Evanston, Illinois 60201

West Fairchild

South Area Desk at Allison

1820 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Willard

Southwest Area Desk at Willard

1865 Sherman, Evanston, Illinois 60201

To find the address of your residence hall or residential college, visit the mail information page here.

Other Important Information

Shipping Items to Campus

Northwestern University Residential Services partners with University and Student Services (USS) who provides a Ship-To-Your-Room service that allows you to have your belongings waiting for you in your room when you arrive. Deliveries from USS will take place through September 10. Students moving in prior to September 10 should note that their items might not be delivered until this day.

Acceptance of items for regular mail and package delivery for the residence halls and residential colleges begins on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. We encourage you to schedule deliveries to arrive at or after this time. Mail delivery to mailboxes will begin on Monday, September 13, 2021. For more information about mail and package services, click here.

Mini-Fridge Rentals and Bedding/Linens

Northwestern University Residential Services partners with University and Student Services (USS) who, in addition to shipping services, provides mini-fridge rentals. 

Residential Services partners with On Campus Marketing (OCM) who provides options to purchase bedding and linens. Purchased items will be placed in your room prior to your arrival.  

Early Arrivals

Requests to move on campus early are considered based on the needs of the resident, space availability, and appropriate staffing to support students living on campus prior to the designated move-in dates. If approved to move on campus early, residents may be placed in temporary housing. The charge for early arrival is $50 per night and is applied to the student account unless the student’s stay is sponsored by a school or department. Any student who desired early arrival housing should review the Undergraduate Early Arrival Request Policy page for additional information. The early arrival application will be available on the Housing Portal from August 15 to 26, 2021.

Students who are approved for early arrival do not need an unloading permit and should be aware that parking policies are enforced between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Returning students approved for early arrival cannot move-in between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on September 13 or 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on September 14 due to new student move-in.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our frequently asked questions page for answers to common questions regarding move-in. 

Questions?

If you have any questions about move-in, please contact Residential Services at (847) 467-HOME (4663). We are open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time on weekdays. Questions can also be directed to housing@northwestern.edu