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Undergraduate Students

All undergraduate students have the option to live in our residence halls, residential colleges, or special-interest housing while sharing a universal residential experience offered across four distinct areas.

Residency Requirement

In the Fall 2017 Northwestern University implemented a residency requirement for all incoming first and second year undergraduate students. Read more about the residency requirement and exceptions on the Residency Requirement page.

Housing Options

To help choose where to live, explore your housing options below.

At Northwestern, students' voices matter in housing. For some, location is a high priority, which can put a premium on residential areas. For others, preferences at the building level will vary based on housing model, whether residence hall or residential college. Still others are looking for a particular experience or kind of community in special interest or all gender housing.