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Residence Life and Housing

Future North Parkers

I’m about to enroll at North Park and want to learn more about living on campus.

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Current Students

I’m returning to North Park and am looking for information about housing.

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Residence Halls, Apartments, and Houses

Most resident students live in residence halls their first year and second year, and then have options that include University-owned apartments and houses.

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Common Areas

Our campus common areas are full of spaces for you to hang out with your friends.

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Campus Dining

Our campus offers a dining hall, a grab-and-go shop in Viking Café, and an Einstein Bros Bagels location.

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Safety and Security

Residence Life staff, along with Campus Safety and Security officers, provide many resources to aid in students’ safety.

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Room and Board Costs

Get all the details you need about the cost of living on campus, including meal plan options.

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Contact Residence Life

North Park’s Residence Life and Housing staff is available to answer your questions throughout the year.

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Important Dates

Stay on track with campus housing openings, closings, and other important dates throughout the year.

June–July

Beginning June 9, roommate assignments for all incoming students (first-year and transfer) are distributed. If you’re going to be a new student at North Park in the fall, complete and submit your housing paperwork as soon as possible in order to get your assignment as early as possible.

August

Threshold Move-In Day: August 25, 2017
Returning Student Move-In: August 26 and 27, 9:00 am–9:00 pm

If you’re a student leader, athlete, or international student, you may have a different move-in date. Make sure you know when you’re expected to be on campus.

September

September 1 is the last day to decrease your meal plan for the fall semester. You can increase it at any point during the semester.

September 11–15: Room Change Week (your only option for switching rooms or roommates for the fall semester)

October

Fall Break, October 20–22, all housing remains open

November

Thanksgiving Break, November 22–26, housing remains open but no meals served Thursday through Sunday in the dining hall

December- Holiday Break

Time to head home for the holiday break! Students must leave campus 24 hours after their last final exam of the semester or by Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 10:00 am.

If you need to stay on campus for work or another reason, you may apply in the Residence Life and Housing Office to live on campus over winter break for an additional $200 fee.

January

Spring Semester classes resume Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Housing re-opens Saturday, January 13 at 10:00 am.

If you’ll be a new student for the spring semester, check your Threshold materials to see when you’ll be able to move in.

January 22 is the last day to decrease your meal plan for the spring semester. You can increase it at any point during the semester.

February

January 29–February 2: Room Change Week (your only option for switching rooms or roommates for the spring semester)

March-Spring Break

Spring Break, Saturday, March 10–Sunday, March 18, all housing closed and no meals served

Campus housing closes at 10:00 am on March 10. If you need to stay at North Park for work or another reason, you may apply to live on campus over spring break for an additional $50 fee. Campus housing reopens on March 18 at 12:00 pm.

April

Returning students apply for next year’s housing. Watch for announcements from your RAs and the ResLife office for important details and dates.

May

End of the year: all housing closes for the summer.

Students must leave campus 24 hours after their last final exam or by Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 10:00 am. Graduates and students participating in commencement may remain on campus until Sunday, May 13, at 10:00 am.

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