Residence Life and Housing

Returning Student Housing Information

Housing Policy: Campus Housing Requirement

North Park University requires most undergraduate students to live on campus, with some exceptions for local/commuter, part-time, and students over the age of 24. Become familiar with this policy—and financial penalties for not abiding by this policy.

2020–2021 Housing

Submit your housing application. You’ll need to sign in using your North Park username and password.

Housing Deposit

When you first signed up for housing at North Park (typically prior to your first semester as a student), you paid a $250 housing deposit. This housing deposit is held the whole time you are a student at North Park University and returned to you when you graduate or leave the University. The deposit amount you receive back when you graduate/leave may be less than $250 if any damage fees were assessed to campus housing in which you live.

Returning Student Housing Sign-Up

Returning students signing up for on-campus housing start by selecting the other person or group of people they want to live with, and then applying for a room or apartment with the capacity for that number of roommates.

Following spring break each year, Residence Life holds information sessions to explain specific details regarding the roommate selection and housing application process for returning students.

Generally, if you want to keep your room, or switch to a new room, in a residence hall, you have first claim on that space and will get the location you want. If you wish to live in a campus apartment or house, you’ll submit a housing application that puts you in a lottery for these spaces. If you do not get the housing you apply for through the lottery, you’ll be able to apply for other open spaces.


Additional Information

  • Triple-rooms in Ohlson House: Students must have a group of three to be eligible to live in a triple room.
  • Students may request a private room during housing sign-ups. However, private rooms will not be granted until the beginning of the fall semester and based on space.

What documents do I need?

  • Complete the housing application.
  • Register for a minimum of 12 credits for the upcoming semester.
  • Your $250 housing deposit must be up-to-date.

What if I have class during this time?

Only one person from your group needs to be present to submit the group’s application packet. If no one in your group is available, then a friend or a classmate can drop this off for you.

When and how will I find out my room assignment?

Students who are reclaiming their current living space and switching rooms in the residence halls will be notified within 3-5 business days. Students who are going into the apartment and houses sign-ups will be notified via email within 3-5 business days of signing up. Students will be able to view their housing assignment and roommate information on WebAdvisor.


If you have any questions about the room assignment process or your living area placement, please contact the Residence Life and Housing Office by email or by phone at (773) 244-5555.