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Fall 2022 Move-In Information for Returning Students

Welcome back! This website is designed to provide you with the information needed for the move-in process if you are a returning undergraduate student living in a residence hall or residential college. If you have questions after reviewing the website, please contact us at (847) 467-HOME or by email at housing@northwestern.edu.  

Fall 2022 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 Saturday, September 17, 2022. You may move in at any time after this date and time. You do not need an appointment.   

Move-In Process Overview

  • Use the Self-Check In form emailed to your u.northwestern.edu email account to check in.  
  • If you live in 1871 Orrington or Jones, you will pick up your key at the South Area Desk. All other buildings use Wildcards for access.   
  • Bring your Wildcard to your area desk to borrow a move-in cart. Please note that move-in assistance is not provided during the returning student move-in process.    
  • Returning students do not need move-in appointments. A parking permit is not required when actively unloading items from your vehicle. If you are unloading from a fire lane, a driver must remain with the vehicle at all times or a parking ticket may be issued. We ask that you move your vehicle away from your building once you have finished unloading. If you plan to park your vehicle for the remainder of the day in a University parking lot, understand that permits are required in all lots Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm. Permits may be purchased in-person at the Parking Office located at 1841 Sheridan Rd.

Check-In Assistance

Once you complete the online Self-Check In form, you can head to your room. If you live in a building other than 1871 Orrington or Jones, 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 listed below. If you live in a building that uses keys, you will pick up your key at your area desk.  

check-in assistance
Residence Hall Area Desk Location Desk Address
630 Emerson  South Area Desk at Allison  1820 Chicago Ave, Evanston, Il 60208 
636 Emerson  South Area Desk at Allison 1820 Chicago Ave, Evanston, Il 60208 
640 Emerson  South Area Desk at Allison 1820 Chicago Ave, Evanston, Il 60208 
710 Emerson  Southwest Area Desk at Willard 1865 Sherman, 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 Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60208
1856 Orrington Southwest Area Desk at Willard  1865 Sherman, Evanston, Illinois 60208 
1871 Orrington  South Area Desk at Allison  1820 Chicago Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60208 
2303 Sheridan  Northeast Area Desk at Sargent  2245 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60201
2307 Sheridan Northeast Area Desk at Sargent  2245 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60201
2313 Sheridan Northeast Area Desk at Sargent 2245 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60201
2347 Sheridan North Area Desk at Schapiro 560 Lincoln, Evanston, Illinois 60208 
2349 Sheridan  North Area Desk at Schapiro 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 Schapiro 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 Rd, Evanston, Illinois 60208 
Hobart  South Area Desk at Allison 1820 Chicago Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60208
Jones  South Area Desk at Allison 1820 Chicago Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60208
Kemper North Area Desk at Schapiro 560 Lincoln, Evanston, Illinois 60208 
McCulloch  Northeast Area Desk at Sargent 2245 Sheridan Rd, 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 Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60208 
Sargent Northeast Area Desk at Sargent 2245 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, Illinois 60208
Schapiro Hall North Area Desk at Schapiro  560 Lincoln, Evanston, Illinois 60208
Shepard Hall  South Area Desk at Allison 1820 Chicago Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60208
Slivka Northeast Area Desk at Sargent  2245 Sheridan Rd, 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 Ave, 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 

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 Monday, August 29, 2022. We encourage you to schedule deliveries to arrive after this time. Mail delivery to mailboxes will begin on Monday, September 12, 2022. 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. Similar to the Ship-to-Room service, your fridge will be placed in your room prior to your arrival.    

Residential Services partners with On Campus Marketing (OCM) who provides options to purchase bedding and linens. Items purchased by August 4, 2022, will be placed in your room prior to your arrival.    

Early Arrivals

Requests to move on campus as early as 8:00 a.m. on September 7, 2022, 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 desires 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 12 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. Questions can also be directed to housing@northwestern.edu.