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What do I need to know about meal plans?

Information about meal plans will be available later this summer. More information regarding dining on campus can be found on thDining Services web site. All freshmen living in on-campus housing will receive an Open Access (unlimited) meal plan by default, in order to ensure that they can access the Dining halls immediately.

Will you be mailing my housing contract to me?

The housing contract is electronic, and the link to it is sent via your Northwestern email account. You sign it by entering your Student ID number where prompted on the contract and clicking the submit button.

Where can I store my bike?

Students are prohibited from storing bikes in their rooms. A few residence halls or residential colleges have a bike room. All buildings have ample outdoor bike racks. We also offer a bike storage program, where we will store a limited number of bikes during Winter quarter.

I need to know when the halls open and close before and after each quarter in order to book my plane ticket. Where can I find that information?

Check the housing dates for information about opening and closing.

Can I stay in my room over thanksgiving, winter, and spring break?

All students may stay in their room during both Thanksgiving Break and Spring Break. The residence halls close for Winter Break.

What size are the mattresses?

All mattresses on campus are 36" by 80". They are sometimes referred to as "twin extra-long" mattresses. Pleasrefer to our list of things to bring for information on a program that the Residential Housing Association coordinates to help students find the right linens.