Graduate Housing FAQ
What is the application deadline?
There are no application deadlines. While it is advisable to submit applications early to ensure you the best chance of securing housing, applications are processed and assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students who have submitted their tuition deposit to our admissions office indicating their intent to enroll, and who have also submitted their McManus Living and Learning Center applications by May 1st, will be randomly assigned a lottery number. Apartment assignments will be made according to the lottery numbers. Students who submit their applications after May 1st will be assigned apartments on a first-come, first-served basis. If we are unable to accommodate all the requests, a waiting list will be established and assignments will be made from the waiting list throughout the summer.
How is housing assigned? Can I choose my roommate?
When can I move in?
How close is the building located to campus?
For more information on getting around, please visit the Northwestern Transportation Services website.
Engelhart Hall is located at 1915 Maple Ave. The main campus is located approximately 4 blocks east of the building, easily accessible on foot or bike. See walking directions to main campus.
The Northwestern Shuttle makes several stops each day just south of the building for those who prefer not to walk. The Intercampus shuttle also makes stops in front of the building for residents traveling to the Chicago campus.
McManus Center is located just a few blocks from the Main Campus – about a 7 minute walk. See walking directions.
Garrett Place Apartments
Garrett Place Apartments are located on campus, adjacent to 2122 Sheridan Rd., just across from the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center.
What is included in a furnished apartment? Are kitchen and bath accessories included?
Do I get a meal plan? What is included in the rent? Are utilities included? If so, which utilities?
When I received my bill, it seems I am paying three or four months rent. Why is that?
When will I get my room deposit back?
Is there public transportation located nearby?
Can I end my contract early?
Under certain circumstances a student may be released from the residence contract during an academic quarter. The reasons are as follows:
- academic dismissal disciplinary
- exclusion from the University
- induction into military service
- health reasons, upon written recommendation of the Office of University Student Health Services
A student must apply for such release in writing, and in all cases written documentation substantiating the request must be provided to the Housing Office from the appropriate agency or office. To submit an online cancellation request please fill out our Graduate Housing Cancellation form. Please contact us for more information by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 847-467-4663
What public schools would my child attend?
Elementary school students (grades K-8) can attend District 65 schools.
For more information, contact the District 65 office at 847-859-8000.
High school students (grades 9-12) can attend Evanston Township High School.
For more information, contact the Evanston Township High School at 847-424-7000.