South Mid-Quads (Shepard Residential College)

A lounge at SMQ

A meeting room at SMQ

a kitchen at SMQ

A lounge at SMQ

A lounge at SMQ


Situated along University Place, South Mid-Quads (SMQ) is home to Shepard Residential College. The first floor is a major hub of activity with its kitchen, lounge, gaming equipment, and seminar room. Students can’t come or go from the building without seeing neighbors and having the chance to join in any number of activities. Fun fact: The committee that designed SMQ in the early 1980s thought student rooms needed only desk lighting, a decision that did not go over well.

Don’t worry, renovation during the Housing Master Plan introduced contemporary lighting throughout the building!

Click here for programmatic information about Shepard Residential College.

INFORMATION South Mid-Quads (Shepard Residential College)
Area Southwest Area
Housing Model Residential College
Community Size Small (<100)
Eligibility Incoming & Returning Students
Room Types Singles, Doubles
Area Desk & Building Access Willard
Nearest Dining Hall Foster-Walker
Nearest Fitness Room Willard
Mailroom Willard
Package Center Foster-Walker
Address for Mail & Pkg Delivery 655 University Pl. Evanston, IL 60201
Air Conditioning Yes
Laundry Location First Floor
Elevator No
Bathroom Type(s) Community Style
Flooring Type LVT
Loftability No