Graduate Housing Policies and ProceduresGeneral Housing Policies and Procedures are listed below. For specific building policies, visit the McManus Living Learning Center policies page and the Engelhart Hall policies page.
Air Conditioning and Heating
Air conditioning and heating for apartments in Engelhart are provided through window and baseboard units. Controls for each are available to regulate apartment temperature. If you are in need of assistance with either units, please visit the SchoolDude Online Maintenance System.
Air conditioning for apartments in McManus is supplied through window units. Heat is supplied through radiators. Controls for each are available to regulate apartment temperature. If you are in need of assistance with either units, please visit the SchoolDude Online Maintenance System.
Resident Assistants and Student Directors
Engelhart's Resident Assistants (RA) work with diverse groups of residents that have come from all over the world to study a variety of disciplines at Northwestern University. Many of the residents in Engelhart are the partners, spouses or children of students. The McManus Student Directors (SD) also work with a diverse group of residents (and spouses), and in addition, the McManus students have the common bond of all being students of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. The role of the SD and RA is to:
- Present educational and social programming
- Serve as campus resources by answering questions and inquiries
- Ensure good customer service is extended during the evenings and on weekends
- Promote safety and responsibility by monitoring the facilities
- Assist students during emergencies or crises
Duty schedules and contact information (including cell phone numbers) for the community assistants and student directors are posted at the front entryway and front desk of Engelhart Hall and the McManus Living-Learning Center.
Residents of both buildings should contact the front desk for assistance with lockouts during business hours. At times when the desk is closed Engelhart residents should contact the Resident Assistant on duty. Schedules are posted on the bulletin board on the first floor.
McManus residents should contact a member of the student director staff. Please keep in mind the Resident Assistants and student directors are students themselves. While they are available to assist as needed, they would also greatly appreciate residents respecting their schedule and privacy whenever possible.
Mail and Delivery
Limited underground parking is available at the McManus Living Learning Center and Engelhart Hall for an additional cost. Spaces at McManus Living Learning Center are allocated on a first-come first-serve basis, with preference given to second-year students. Spaces at Engelhart Hall are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications for parking are available upon request.
Garage spaces are available for both cars and motorcycles. Street parking in the vicinity of the building is extremely limited. Students who want to park in university lots will need to purchase a parking permit from the University Parking Office, 1819 Hinman Ave., Evanston. Residents must comply with all university parking regulations.
The University is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to personal property in graduate housing. Valuable items such as camera equipment, stereos or recording equipment should not be kept in the building’s storage areas.
Flammable items such as paint, paint thinner, or empty boxes may not be stored.
For your protection, renter's insurance is highly recommended. Contact your insurance representative for more information. Lost or stolen property should be reported to the University Police at 847-491-3456.
The exterior doors of both residence halls are locked at all times. This is for the safety and security of our residents. Don't allow persons you don't know to enter the building either by opening the doors or by allowing them to follow you through the doors. It is very important that the exterior doors (including fire escape doors) not be propped open at any time. Lock your apartment door whenever you leave no matter for how short a time. It is also a good idea to lock your room door when you are sleeping or napping.
Report any suspicious person or activity immediately to University Police at 847-491-3456 and then to the front desk or Resident Assistant/Student Director on duty. Common sense and a willingness to help with these basic safety precautions will go a long way in preventing crimes of opportunity against you and your fellow residents.