Residency RequirementNorthwestern University has a residency requirement for all incoming first- and second-year undergraduate students and all incoming undergraduate transfer students. This institution-wide initiative is designed to support social and academic transitions
Who Is Required to Live on Campus?
Are Transfer Students Also Required to Live on Campus?
May I request an accommodation under the Residency Requirement?
Yes. A committee comprised of various university offices will review any request for an accommodation under the residency requirement. Accommodations considered are typically for medical or psychological conditions, financial reasons, family, age, or other situations. The request process for residency requirement accommodations will be available April 1 – May 31. Visit the Housing & Dining Accommodation Request page for details and the request form.
Accommodation requests will be answered within 4 weeks. Students should check their Northwestern email account for responses.