List of Northwestern University residences
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- This is a list of residential buildings at Northwestern University; for a list of other buildings see List of Northwestern University buildings
This list of Northwestern University residences catalogues the on-campus housing options for the university's approximately 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students on the Evanston, Illinois campus.
These are the residential colleges that are located on the Evanston campus.
Ayers College of Commerce and IndustryEdit
The Thomas G. Ayers College of Commerce and Industry (CCI) is located next to the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion and Aquatic Center (SPAC) and just off of Lake Michigan. Built in 1991, it is divided into four floors, three of which are co-ed. CCI holds an annual Business Symposium, students to discuss business-related issues with leaders in the field.
Chapin Hall (Humanities Residential College)Edit
|Humanities Residential College (Chapin)|
|Faculty Chair||Susan A. Lee|
|Associate Chair||Jason K. Roberts|
|Assistant Chair||Joel Harrison|
|Vice President||Grace Beumler|
|Academic Chair||Maddie Hong|
|Communications Chair||Olivia Worley|
|Philanthropy Chair||Cherie Zhang|
|Internal Social Chair||Christina Parker|
|External Social Chair||Alanna Ramquist|
|IM Sports Chair||Ava Serra|
|Helicon Rep||Melanie De Vincentiis|
|Eco Rep||Cloris Chen|
|Location||726 University Pl. |
Evanston IL 60201
Originally built in 1901, Julia A. Chapin Hall became a women's dorm for Northwestern University in 1967. However, in the fall of 1979, Northwestern gave the dorm to the Humanities College, thus establishing the Humanities Residential College at Chapin Hall. One of the smaller, dorms, Chapin Hall houses 72 students in the biggest doubles on campus.
Chapin Hall has been renovated but maintained its patterned ceilings, wooden floors, and large stairways. The hall also includes a small library, three kitchenettes, a media lounge, and War Room containing an assortment of board games, a piano, and computers.
East Fairchild (Communications Residential College, CRC)Edit
|Communications Residential College (CRC)|
|Vice President||Cas Pent|
|Tech Chair||Alex Dickey|
|Academic Chair||Marissa Martinez|
|Social Chair(s)||Maia Brown and Jessica Liu|
|Philanthropy Chair||Mia Mamone|
|Location||1855 Sheridan Rd. |
Evanston IL 60201
CRC was built in 1981 as part of a $23 million South Campus project, which included the construction of 1861 Sheridan,1835 Hinman and other residence halls. A $2 million gift from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation helped provide equipment and finance other expenses for the residential college. CRC's equipment includes a radio station, WXRU 640 AM, as well as two movie-screening rooms.
In 1987, a beloved and talented CRC resident, named Will Arnold, died in his sleep due to an arrhythmia. Will had been the college's equipment chair, and a fundraiser was inaugurated in his honor with half the proceeds going to the American Heart Association and half for CRC equipment and events. The fundraiser is called Radiothon, and it spans 50 hours of student-run radio shows. Events include a date auction, drag show, and a goods auction, with items and gift certificates donated by area merchants.
Hobart House (Women's Residential College)Edit
Hobart House is the Women's Residential College, and is home to 50 undergraduate women. It was designed by the architect James Gamble Rogers, using Indiana limestone. It was named in honor of Emily Hatfield Hobart, a Northwestern University alumna who was killed in the civil strife in China in 1928 while serving as a missionary.
Hobart House opened as an all-women's residence hall within the East Sorority Quad in fall 1928. In 1981, the all-women's Allison Residential College, which had been founded five years earlier, moved to Hobart House and changed its name to the Women's Studies Residential College (WSRC). In 1988, the name was changed to the Women's Residential College (WRC) to encourage even broader participation by women.
Jones Fine and Performing Arts Residential CollegeEdit
|Jones Fine and Performing Arts Residential College|
|Location||1820 Sheridan Rd |
Evanston IL 60201
Jones Residential College is the fine and performing arts residential college, located on the southern edge of campus, directly across the street from Lake Michigan.
Jones was opened in the fall of 1982 as part of the residential college system. The building cost almost $2.5 million to develop, most of the funds coming from Wayne V. and Elizabeth R. Jones, to whom the building was dedicated. The Joneses were alumni of Northwestern from the graduating class of 1923. The facilities of Jones include spaces for photo editing, music recording, sound editing, ceramics studio, art studio, music and theatrical rehearsal rooms, a dance studio, and a performance space.
Public Affairs Residential College (PARC)Edit
|Public Affairs Residential College (PARC)|
|Academic Chair||Danny Vesurai|
|Social Chair(s)||Tamara Kissoon and Zion Sylvester|
|Digital Outreach Chair||Zaria Howell|
|Location||650 Emerson Ave. |
Evanston IL 60201
The Public Affairs Residential College is a politics and social policy-themed residential college. It is located in the North Mid-Quads (NMQ) building at 650 Emerson Street. 
In Fall 2015, PARC relocated from 1838 Chicago Avenue as part of the university's Housing Master Plan. PARC's executive board voted later that year to permanently remain in the recently renovated facility. Before that, North Mid-Quads was notably the freshman year dorm of Duchess of Sussex and School of Communications graduate Meghan Markle.
Residential College of Cultural and Community Studies (CCS)Edit
|Residential College of Cultural and Community Studies|
|Faculty Chair||David Rapp|
|Hall President||Hunter Feeley|
|Location||2303 Sheridan Rd |
Evanston IL 60201
The College of Cultural and Community Studies is one of the first residential colleges at Northwestern University and also the smallest. Founded in the fall of 1972, CCS was originally called the Urban Studies College. The college's main purpose was to provide a home to students interested in the interaction of diverse cultures and urban communities in the U.S. and abroad. Residents have majors in many different areas but share an interest in cultures and concern for local and global communities. In 2007, CCS won the Northwestern Green Cup, an annual competition among Northwestern undergraduate residences to conserve the most energy. In 2008, 2009 and 2010, CCS was the overall winner of Northwestern's RCB Field Day, an annual competition amongst Northwestern's 11 residential colleges.
Shepard Residential CollegeEdit
|Shepard Residential College|
|Faculty Chair||Ben Gorvine|
|Hall President||Joseph Kim||Hall Vice President||Benjy Apelbaum|
|Location||655 University Place |
Evanston IL 60201
Shepard Residential College is one of the two non-themed residential colleges at Northwestern University. It is home to 74 students from first-years to seniors, making it a mid-sized residential college. Located at 655 University Place, near Allison Hall and the Public Affairs Residential College, Shepard is near downtown Evanston, the Music Administration Building, and Norris Student Center.
Shepard Hall was constructed as part of Northwestern's Centennial celebration and was dedicated in November 1952 as an addition to the women's quadrangles. The original building was made possible by a donation from Mrs. Margaret Bowen Shepard to honor her husband and sister (who was the dean of women at Northwestern). Shepard began as a women's residence hall, but became a nonthematic, coeducational residential college in 1972. In 2015, the Residential College permanently moved from its old home at 626 University Place to its new one in what used to be the South Mid-Quads building at 655 University Place.
Shepard Residential College offers a classroom, TV lounge, study lounge, and computer room. The TV Lounge is equipped with a big-screen television, ping-pong table, and foosball table. Additionally, the residential college has a kitchen, laundry room, and various offices.
The Residential College holds fireside talks, at which Northwestern faculty discuss topics of interest. In addition, Shepard has its own Dance Marathon team and hosts a Shepard Formal every spring.
Slivka Residential College for Science and EngineeringEdit
|Slivka Residential College|
|Faculty Chair||Kathleen Carmichael|
|Location||2332 Campus Drive |
Evanston IL 60201
Slivka Hall was built in 2002 as Northwestern's residential college devoted to science and engineering. It was named after Ben Slivka, a Northwestern graduate of 1982 who headed Microsoft's Internet Explorer team up to version 3.0. Slivka is located on the northern part of campus. It lies between CCI and the fraternities. The nearest dining hall is Elder Hall.
While predominantly made up of engineers and scientists, the Slivka community includes students from all six the Northwestern University schools. It is organized into suites by gender and has an unusually high retention rate of upperclassmen in comparison to its sister residential colleges. Slivka frequently invites professors and other Northwestern faculty, such as James Fraser Stoddart, to speak on subjects ranging from nanotechnology to the economics of the internet to social scandals in Elizabethan England. Slivka also hosts semiweekly professor-to-peer (P2P) lunches, where Slivka fellows are invited to join the residents for lunch at Sargent Hall, and quarterly student-fellow receptions in which the fellows join the residents for a catered meal.
Slivka has four floors and a basement. The basement houses the Discovery Room (a room containing computers, printers, and other assorted technology), and a bike room, music room, and laundry room. The first floor connects to a store called Lisa's Cafe, and the second floor has a recreation lounge. All the floors contain suites and a fully equipped kitchen.
West Fairchild (International Studies Residential College)Edit
1861 Sheridan Road
Willard Residential CollegeEdit
|Willard Residential College|
|Master||Gary Saul Morson|
|President||Adam Sumner Downing|
|Location||1865 Sherman Ave |
Evanston, IL 60201
Willard Residential College was built as an all-female dormitory in 1938. The dorm was originally named Willard Hall after Frances Willard, a women's suffragist and leader in the temperance movement who served as Northwestern's first dean of women in the early 1870s. It became the first co-ed housing on campus in 1970, and it was renamed Willard Residential College in 1972, when the dorm became a part of Northwestern's newly inaugurated Residential College program. Willard is the largest residential college at Northwestern University.
Notable Willard fellows include current Master Gary Saul Morson and Irwin Weil. Notable alumni include Shelley Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, J. P. Manoux, Seth Meyers, David Schwimmer, Nicole Sullivan, Dave Revsine, Richard Kind, and Stephen Colbert.
1835 Hinman Avenue
1820 Chicago Avenue. This residence hall has been nicknamed "Hotel Allison" for having the nicest and largest dorms on the campus.
Bobb Residence HallEdit
2305 Sheridan Road
Elder Residence HallEdit
2400 Sheridan Road
Foster House Residence HallEdit
2253 Sheridan Road This house came under scrutiny after an alcohol-related death of Matthew Sunshine in 2008, a freshman resident.
Foster Walker ComplexEdit
1927 Orrington Ave
Goodrich House Residence HallEdit
2321 Sheridan Road
Hinman House Residence HallEdit
610 Lincoln Street
Interfaith Living and Learning CommunityEdit
Located on the fifth floor of 1835 Hinman, this residence hall is also known as Interfaith Hall.
Kemper Residence HallEdit
2420 Campus Drive
McCulloch Residence HallEdit
2315 Sheridan Road
North Mid-Quads Residence HallEdit
650 Emerson Street, North Mid-Quads (NMQ) houses the Public Affairs Residential College (formerly in 1838 Chicago Ave).
Rogers House Residence HallEdit
647 University Place
Sargent Residence HallEdit
2245 Sheridan Road
South Mid-Quads Residence HallEdit
655 University Place
Alpha Epsilon PiEdit
584 Lincoln Street
Alpha Phi AlphaEdit
619 Colfax Street
Delta Tau DeltaEdit
2317 Sheridan Road
2307 Sheridan Road
Kappa Alpha PsiEdit
Lambda Chi AlphaEdit
2339 Sheridan Road
Lambda Phi EpsilonEdit
Omega Delta PhiEdit
Phi Beta SigmaEdit
Phi Delta ThetaEdit
2347 Sheridan Road
Phi Gamma DeltaEdit
2331 Sheridan Road
Phi Kappa PsiEdit
2247 Sheridan Road
Pi Kappa AlphaEdit
2313 Sheridan Road Website
Phi Mu AlphaEdit
626 Emerson Street
Sigma Alpha EpsilonEdit
2325 Sheridan Road (headquarters in Evanston)
2249 Sheridan Road (headquarters in Evanston)
Sigma Phi EpsilonEdit
2341 Sheridan Road
572 Lincoln Street
Zeta Beta TauEdit
576 Lincoln Street
Alpha Chi OmegaEdit
637 University Place
Alpha Kappa AlphaEdit
701 University Place (headquarters in Evanston)
1870 Orrington Avenue
Delta Delta DeltaEdit
625 University Place
618 Emerson Street
Delta Sigma ThetaEdit
717 University Place
Gamma Phi BetaEdit
640 Emerson Street
Kappa Alpha ThetaEdit
619 University Place
711 University Place
Kappa Kappa GammaEdit
1871 Orrington Avenue
Kappa Phi LambdaEdit
Lambda Theta AlphaEdit
Pi Beta PhiEdit
636 Emerson Street
Sigma Lambda GammaEdit
Sigma Alpha IotaEdit
720 Emerson Street
Zeta Phi BetaEdit
Zeta Tau AlphaEdit
710 Emerson Street
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