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Spring 2024 Move-In Information for Graduate Students

Current residents do not need to take any action. The information below is applicable to new residents only.  

Welcome to Northwestern! This website is designed to provide you with the information you need for the move-in process. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Graduate Housing website. If you have questions after reviewing the website, please contact us at (847) 467-HOME (4663) or by email at 

Check In Information 

New residents residing in Engelhart, Garrett Place, or McManus can move in beginning on March 16, 2024. Additional information may be provided via your Northwestern email. 

To check in, go to the following locations: 

Please note that Winter Recess will cause a change in front desk hours. You can review those hours by visiting our Graduate Front Desks website. During desk closures, or after hours, a phone number will be posted on the main entrances for you to call the Graduate Resident Assistant (GRA) on Duty for assistance with check-in.  

Unloading and Parking 

If you are unloading or moving in on March 16, 2024 or March 17, 2024 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. Additionally, please avoid parking in a spot that is designated as "Reserved-24hr enforcement". These signs are purple and are posted in the front of the parking stall.  

If you are unloading or moving in on or after March 18, 2024, please note that permits are required in all lots Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm. Additionally, please avoid parking in a spot that is designated as "Reserved-24hr enforcement". These signs are purple and are posted in the front of the parking stall. Visitor permits may be purchased in-person at the Parking Office located at 1841 Sheridan Rd.    

Graduate Underground Parking 

For a quarterly fee underground parking is available to Engelhart & McManus residents. To request an underground space at Engelhart or McManus, please visit our Graduate Parking Space Request page. To guarantee that graduate residents are assigned an underground parking space for winter quarter and that they will have access by March 16, 2024, all requests need to be submitted by 8:00 a.m. on March 13, 2024. 

Additionally, the underground parking garages are not available for general unloading during move-in. They are only available to residents who request and pay for an assigned parking space. 

Residents of Garrett Place Apartments are eligible to purchase a parking permit for the surface lot adjacent to the buildings. Please visit the Evanston campus parking website for information about Northwestern parking permits. 

Mail & Packages  

We will begin accepting mail & packages for new graduate residents on March 1, 2024. Any items that arrive prior to this date will be refused/returned to the sender. Please ensure that any items you send ahead of your arrival to campus arrive to campus after March 1, 2024. 

Additional information, including mailing addresses, can be found on the Graduate Housing Services website under Mail & Packages. 

Graduate Housing Policies & Procedures 

Ahead of your arrival to campus, please familiarize yourself with policies and procedures in graduate housing. You can see a list of policies and procedures on the Graduate Housing Policies & Procedures website. 

Additionally, graduate housing residents should review the Student Handbook which includes more detailed information regarding university housing policies. 


For more information about graduate housing, visit our website.