Neighborhood and Front Desks

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Undergraduate Housing Neighborhood Desks

Neighborhood Desks provide staff support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Located at Allison, Foster-Walker, and 560 Lincoln, the desks are a hub of activity for residential students. Residents can obtain temporary keys (see Keys) if they are locked out, submit requests to fix broken keys, complete room changes and express check-outs, rent various amenities (vacuums, sports equipment, etc.), and ask general questions to a Residential Services employee or Community Service Officer (CSO). The person working the desk can also connect you to personnel serving on duty for emergency situations.

Allison Neighborhood Desk


Students living in the following buildings use Allison as their neighborhood desk:
  • 1838 Chicago
  • Allison
  • East Fairchild (CRC)
  • Shepard
  • West Fairchild (ISRC)

Foster-Walker Neighborhood Desk


Students living in the following buildings use Foster-Walker as their neighborhood desk:
  • 630 Emerson (Hobart)
  • Foster-Walker
  • Rogers House

560 Lincoln Neighborhood Desk


 Students living in the following buildings use 560 Lincoln as their neighborhood desk:
  • 2303 Sheridan
  • 560 Lincoln
  • Ayers
  • Bobb
  • Elder
  • Goodrich
  • Kemper
  • Lindgren
  • McCulloch
  • Sargent
  • Slivka

Willard Neighborhood Desk


Students living in the following buildings use Willard as their neighborhood desk:
  • 720 Emerson (SAI)
  • 1856 Orrington
  • Chapin
  • PARC at North Mid-Quad
  • Shepard at South Mid-Quad
  • Willard


Graduate Housing Front Desks

Engelhart Desk

This desk serves Engelhart residents and is a resource for all graduate housing students. It serves as a package and amenity center, information hub, and lockout point. Residents who are locked out of their apartment or room should go to the desk to obtain a temporary key.

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 a.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • After Hours please call the Engelhart/Garrett Place Apartments GHA on Duty at 847-815-2441

McManus Front Desk

This desk serves McManus residents as a package and amenity center.

  • 847-491-5354

Hours of Operation

  • Academic Year: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Academic Year: Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Summer Quarter: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • After Hours please call the McManus GHA at 847-815-2484