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Willard (Willard Residential College)

Willard claims some of Northwestern’s most famous alums, such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Stephen Colbert. Having opened in 1938, it has a lot of history, as evidenced by custom woodwork and wrought iron, as well as rooms in many configurations. The Willard first-floor lounge, aka “the WFFL” (pronounced “waffle”), always has action in the kitchen or by the fireplace.

Willard Hall is home to Willard Residential College (first floor and above) and the Southwest Area Engagement Center (garden level), which includes a fitness room, collaboration space, and Fran’s Café. Even in cooler weather, the beautiful courtyard with fire pit and Adirondack chairs is a popular spot.

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Building Information

Willard Information
INFORMATION Willard Hall (Willard Residential College)
Area Southwest Area
Housing Model Residential College
Community Size Large (>200)
Eligibility First Year, Transfer, and Returning Students
Room Types Singles, Doubles, Triples
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 1927 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Heating Convection/Forced Air
Air Conditioning Convection/Forced Air
Laundry Location On Floor
Elevator Yes
Bathroom Type(s) Community Style
Flooring Type LVT
Kitchen/Kitchenette Full kitchen (includes stove/range)
Loftability Yes
Social Dues Yes

Building Photos

Willard Exterior
Willard lounge
willard bedroom

Virtual Tour

Willard Double

Willard Single

Willard Triple

Floor Plans