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Graduate Housing Services

Find information regarding services offered in our graduate facilities.


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 

Surface lot parking is available at Engelhart & Garrett Place apartments (a Northwestern parking permit is required). Please visit the Evanston campus parking website for information about Northwestern parking permits. 

Mail & Packages


Packages for residents at Engelhart and McManus are logged at the front desks and students receive a notification once their packages are ready for pick up. Please note that during opening there is a 2-hour delay on the notification emails. Make sure you wait until you receive an email from "Pitney-Bowes" before stopping by the front desk for a package. Proper identification must be provided to pick up a package.

Packages for Garrett Place residents are received and processed at the Mail & Package Center at Foster-Walker.



Each apartment is provided with a mailbox in the lobby of their assigned building. Apartment keys will open the mailbox. Mail is processed and sorted into mailboxes Monday-Friday at Engelhart and McManus. Garrett Place mail is delivered directly to mailboxes by the US Postal Service (USPS).

When you move out of the building, please update your address in CAESAR in order to assure that your first-class mail gets to you in a timely manner. USPS also provides a forwarding service when you file for a change of address on the USPS website.


Addressing Mail & Packages

Please use the following examples when sending mail or packages to campus:

Engelhart Hall Residents 

Resident Name 

ENG - Room Number 

1915 Maple Ave 

Evanston, IL 60201 


McManus Center Residents 

Resident Name 

MCM - Room Number 

1725 Orrington Ave 

Evanston, IL 60201 


Garrett Place Residents - East 

Resident Name 

605 Garrett Place 

Apt Number 

Evanston, IL 60201 


Garrett Place Residents - West 

Resident Name 

615 Garrett Place 

Apt Number 

Evanston, IL 60201 


Garrett Place Residents – North 

Resident Name 

623 Garrett Place 

Apt Number 

Evanston, IL 60201 


Garrett Place Residents – South 

Resident Name 

621 Garrett Place 

Apt Number 

Evanston, IL 60201  

Space Reservation Requests

Space reservations are available for the Engelhart Classroom and the McManus Lounge. To view more information or to make a reservation, please visit our Graduate Housing Space Reservation Request page. 


Laundry machines are available free of charge to residents. Machines are located on the basement level at Engelhart and Garrett Place, and on the first floor of McManus (both North and South ends). 

For more information about laundry, visit our Laundry page. 

Network Connectivity/Wireless

The graduate residence halls have wireless internet access, which is included in the room charge. Most rooms have a deactivated wired Ethernet port. Students in the eSports Club that are interested in having that port activated must request and pay for this service in their room. Students are responsible for both a one-time activation fee and quarterly usage charge for this service. Please email for more information. 


Basic cable television service through Comcast is available at no cost to all residents in Graduate Housing. Each resident must supply their own coax cable cord. A listing of channel numbers is available on our Graduate Housing TV Channel List page.

Maintenance Requests

In the event of an emergency during business hours, please stop by the front desk or call Residential Services (847) 491-5101. 

In the event of an emergency after 8pm, please contact the Graduate Resident Assistant on duty: Engelhart & Garrett Place (847) 815-2441 and McManus (847) 815-2484. 

Front Desks

McManus and Engelhart Halls have a service desk located in the lobby of the 1st floor. Services include package pick-up, check-in/out of apartments, lock-out assistance, and general customer service. More information can be found at our Front Desks page.

Outdoor Playground

Engelhart Hall offers an outdoor playground for children. Please visit the Engelhart office for details and hours of operation.

Additional Information

For more information about our Graduate Residence Halls, please visit our FAQ page.

Who to Contact

Assignment or Billing Questions: Contact Residential Services at or by calling (847) 467-4663. 

Money Lost in Vending Machines: visit the Northwestern Vending services webpage.