List of Northwestern University residences
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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.
- 1 Residential colleges
- 1.1 Ayers College of Commerce and Industry
- 1.2 Chapin Hall (Humanities Residential College)
- 1.3 East Fairchild (Communications Residential College, CRC)
- 1.4 Hobart House (Women's Residential College)
- 1.5 Jones Fine and Performing Arts Residential College
- 1.6 Public Affairs Residential College
- 1.7 Residential College of Cultural and Community Studies (CCS)
- 1.8 Shepard Residential College
- 1.9 Slivka Residential College for Science and Engineering
- 1.10 West Fairchild (International Studies Residential College)
- 1.11 Willard Residential College
- 2 Residence Halls
- 2.1 1835 Hinman
- 2.2 Allison Hall
- 2.3 Bobb Residence Hall
- 2.4 Elder Residence Hall
- 2.5 Foster House Residence Hall
- 2.6 Foster Walker Complex
- 2.7 Goodrich House Residence Hall
- 2.8 Hinman House Residence Hall
- 2.9 Interfaith Living and Learning Community
- 2.10 Kemper Residence Hall
- 2.11 McCulloch Residence Hall
- 2.12 North Mid-Quads Residence Hall
- 2.13 Rogers House Residence Hall
- 2.14 Sargent Residence Hall
- 2.15 South Mid-Quads Residence Hall
- 3 Fraternities
- 3.1 Alpha Epsilon Pi
- 3.2 Alpha Phi Alpha
- 3.3 Beta Theta Pi
- 3.4 Chi Phi
- 3.5 Chi Psi
- 3.6 Delta Chi
- 3.7 Delta Tau Delta
- 3.8 Delta Upsilon
- 3.9 Kappa Alpha Psi
- 3.10 Lambda Chi Alpha
- 3.11 Lambda Phi Epsilon
- 3.12 Omega Delta Phi
- 3.13 Phi Beta Sigma
- 3.14 Phi Delta Theta
- 3.15 Phi Gamma Delta
- 3.16 Phi Kappa Psi
- 3.17 Pi Kappa Alpha
- 3.18 Phi Mu Alpha
- 3.19 Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- 3.20 Sigma Chi
- 3.21 Sigma Phi Epsilon
- 3.22 Theta Chi
- 3.23 Zeta Beta Tau
- 4 Sororities
- 4.1 Alpha Chi Omega
- 4.2 Alpha Kappa Alpha
- 4.3 Alpha Phi
- 4.4 Chi Omega
- 4.5 Delta Delta Delta
- 4.6 Delta Gamma
- 4.7 Delta Sigma Theta
- 4.8 Delta Zeta
- 4.9 Gamma Phi Beta
- 4.10 Kappa Alpha Theta
- 4.11 Kappa Delta
- 4.12 Kappa Kappa Gamma
- 4.13 Kappa Phi Lambda
- 4.14 Lambda Theta Alpha
- 4.15 Pi Beta Phi
- 4.16 Sigma Lambda Gamma
- 4.17 Sigma Alpha Iota
- 4.18 Zeta Phi Beta
- 4.19 Zeta Tau Alpha
- 5 References
- 6 External links
These are the residential colleges that are located on the Evanston campus.
Ayers College of Commerce and Industry
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)
|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)
|Communications Residential College (CRC)|
|Vice President||Katherine Kearney|
|Tech Chair||Nat Hoopes|
|Academic Chair||Dylan Kennedy|
|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 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)
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 College
|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
1838 Chicago Avenue. A politics and social policy-themed residential college.
Residential College of Cultural and Community Studies (CCS)
|Residential College of Cultural and Community Studies|
|Faculty Chair||David Rapp|
|Hall President||Christopher Bayston|
|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 College
|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 Engineering
|Slivka Residential College|
|Faculty Chair||Quincy Thomas Stewart|
|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 Sargent 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)
1861 Sheridan Road
Willard Residential College
|Willard Residential College|
|Master||Gary Saul Morson|
|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 being known as having the nicest and largest dorms on the campus.
Bobb Residence Hall
2305 Sheridan Road
Elder Residence Hall
2400 Sheridan Road
Foster House Residence Hall
2253 Sheridan Road This house came under scrutiny after an alcohol-related death of Matthew Sunshine in 2008, a freshman resident.
Foster Walker Complex
1927 Orrington Ave
Goodrich House Residence Hall
2321 Sheridan Road
Hinman House Residence Hall
610 Lincoln Street
Interfaith Living and Learning Community
Located on the fifth floor of 1835 Hinman, this residence hall is also known as Interfaith Hall.
Kemper Residence Hall
2420 Campus Drive
McCulloch Residence Hall
2315 Sheridan Road
North Mid-Quads Residence Hall
650 Emerson Street
Rogers House Residence Hall
647 University Place
Sargent Residence Hall
2245 Sheridan Road
South Mid-Quads Residence Hall
655 University Place
Alpha Epsilon Pi
584 Lincoln Street
Alpha Phi Alpha
Beta Theta Pi
2349 Sheridan Road
619 Colfax Street
Delta Tau Delta
2317 Sheridan Road
2307 Sheridan Road
Kappa Alpha Psi
Lambda Chi Alpha
2339 Sheridan Road
Lambda Phi Epsilon
Omega Delta Phi
Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Delta Theta
2347 Sheridan Road
Phi Gamma Delta
2331 Sheridan Road
Phi Kappa Psi
2247 Sheridan Road
Pi Kappa Alpha
2313 Sheridan Road Website
Phi Mu Alpha
626 Emerson Street
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
2325 Sheridan Road (headquarters in Evanston)
2249 Sheridan Road (headquarters in Evanston)
Sigma Phi Epsilon
2341 Sheridan Road
572 Lincoln Street
Zeta Beta Tau
576 Lincoln Street
Alpha Chi Omega
637 University Place
Alpha Kappa Alpha
701 University Place (headquarters in Evanston)
1870 Orrington Avenue
Delta Delta Delta
625 University Place
618 Emerson Street
Delta Sigma Theta
717 University Place
Gamma Phi Beta
640 Emerson Street
Kappa Alpha Theta
619 University Place
711 University Place
Kappa Kappa Gamma
1871 Orrington Avenue
Kappa Phi Lambda
Lambda Theta Alpha
Pi Beta Phi
636 Emerson Street
Sigma Lambda Gamma
Sigma Alpha Iota
720 Emerson Street
Zeta Phi Beta
Zeta Tau Alpha
710 Emerson Street
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