Graduate Housing

Engelhart Hall exterior photograph


Residential Services offers three residence halls for graduate students: Engelhart Hall, Garrett Place Apartments, and McManus Center. Engelhart Hall and the Garrett Place Apartments are available to all graduate students; McManus Center units are available to Kellogg graduate students only. In order to apply for housing you must be accepted into your specific program.

Based on space availability, Residential Services is able to provide housing to post-doctoral professionals, visiting scholars and fellows. Documentation of the appointment from your sponsoring Northwestern department along with employee ID and Net ID is required.

The living experience for graduate students in these halls includes multiple apartment floor plans, full mail service, and parking. Fall contracts begin September 1 each year and are for the academic year. Residents may choose to renew for the summer. All graduate apartment facilities are open year-round. For more information on specific apartment facilities, please visit the links below:

2020-2021 Housing Selection Information 

March 1-March 20 Current Residents of Engelhart Hall, Garrett Place Apartments and McManus Center will go through the reassignment process and re-contract for 2020-21. Students will also be able to extend for two weeks or for the full summer (until 8/25/20).
April 1 9:00am Graduate students that are not current residents will be able to submit a graduate housing application/contract. This application/contract is a first come first serve process.
April 6 9:00am Graduate students who have submitted an application/contract between April 1 and April 6 will participate in New Graduate Room Selection, where students will choose their building, unit type and apartment.

For more information about the housing selection process, please visit the Graduate Housing Selection website.


For more information regarding services offered in our graduate facilities, please click the links below:

To submit an application for graduate housing, please click the link below:

For more information regarding the application process please contact the Residential Services office at or call 847-467-4663.


Spring 2020 Move Out Information

The graduate housing contract ends on June 16, 2020. Visit the Graduate Housing Move Out page for information about the move out process.