Housing

When is my online housing application due?

For the most up-to-date information regarding on-campus housing, please visit the Residential Services website!

Once your housing deposit is paid, you’re ready to explore Northwestern student housing choices and sign the housing contract, which is due on June 1. For access to the contract and complete information—including photos, floor plans, amenities, and rates—go to the Residential Services website.

When will I get my housing assignment?

Residential Services emails housing assignments to all new students in August. So long as you meet the housing contract deadline of June 1, it does not matter when you submit your contract; housing is not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Check your Northwestern e-mail account and  the Residential Services website regularly for updates and information.

What are the dimensions of my room?
Because there are so many diverse housing options for students on campus, we are unable to offer exact room dimensions for specific rooms or buildings. We suggest that you look at the Residence Hall and Residence College descriptions to see estimates for average room sizes in each building.
Can I tour a residence hall room before school starts?
Undergraduate Housing and University Residential Life DO NOT offer tours of housing facilities and individual rooms. Contact Undergraduate Admission for information on campus tours and Purple Preview.
How long are the beds? I heard that I'll need special sheets.
Mattresses in Northwestern's Residential Colleges and Halls are 80" in length. Bedding manufacturers also refer to this size as an "extra long twin."