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.
If you are currently a commuter, submit a housing application. You’ll need to sign in using your North Park username and password.
If you are currently a resident, please check your NPU email for an email with the housing application link from the Office of Residence Life and Housing.
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 entire 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, lockout charges, student conduct fines, or other housing-related fees were assessed to your account.
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.
What must I do to apply for housing?
In order to be placed in 2023-2024 housing, please make sure you complete this checklist prior to applying:
- You must be registered full-time for Fall 2023 classes (minimum of 12 credits).
- Your $250 housing deposit must be up to date. You will/would have received an email if you needed to address this.
- You have updated the Emergency Contact Information in Self-Service.
- Log into your Self-Service account.
- Once logged in, click on the “User Options” icon on the left navigation menu.
- Then, click on “Emergency Information.”
- Click on “Add Contact.”
- (To request apartments/houses) you must have at least 60 completed credits by the end of the Spring 2023 semester.
Individuals or groups will be disqualified if any of the applicants in the group have not completed the above checklist.
Housing Selection Timeline
2023-2024 housing applications for returning residential students open on April 10, 2023.
Below are the deadlines for the applications:
- Apartment/house reclaim application: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
- Apartment/house new application: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
- Residence Hall reclaim application: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
- Residence Hall new application: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
This year, students can request to change their roommate or housing assignment for the upcoming year during the Room Change Request week: Monday, May 1–Friday, May 5, 2023.
Housing Assignment Timeline
Here is the housing assignment schedule for the returning residential students:
- Apartment/house reclaim application: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
- Apartment/house new application: Thursday, April 20, 2023
- Residence Hall reclaim application: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
- Residence Hall new application: Thursday, April 27, 2023
- Late applications: Friday, April 28, 2023; then every Wednesday in May
- Room Change Request form: Monday, May 1–Friday, May 5, 2023
When and how will I find out about my room assignment?
Returning residential students will be able to view their housing assignment and roommate information on Self-Service as soon as they are assigned to campus housing. Current commuter students will be assigned to campus housing after returning residential students have received their housing assignments and will be notified within 3-5 business days.
What’s new this year?
- Different applications for returning residential students: There are different applications for different deadlines. Please submit the correct application to avoid not getting the preferred housing assignment.
- One application per group: You will apply for housing as a group rather than as individuals. Submit one application for one group.
- For example, if you and two friends want to live together, you would submit one application for the three of you.
- The application requires each group member to sign and attach the University Housing Agreement Terms and Conditions. Make sure to get everyone’s signature. Any applications with missing signatures will not be processed.
- Occupancy number must be met: For example, to reclaim a double-occupancy room in Burgh Hall, you must have a roommate or reclaim it as a double-as-single room. To apply for House – 5031 N. Spaulding, you must be applying as a group of five.
- Any group or individual that does not meet the occupancy requirement will be assigned later than those who meet the occupancy requirement and will be assigned additional roommates to meet the occupancy requirement.
- Any application from an individual who applies for housing that is for more than one person will be assigned to campus housing with another group or individuals to meet the occupancy requirement.
- Room Change Request Week: During the week of May 1-5, you may request to change your 2023-2024 housing assignment or roommate by submitting the Room Change Request form (link is sent to your NPU email).
- One submission for the new group requesting a change in roommate/housing assignment.
- You must get all required signatures in order for the request to be processed.
- This request will be processed on a “first-come, first-served” basis and only if the requested housing assignment is available at the time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will the Housing Assignments be based on a “first-come, first-served” basis?
A: Yes and no. If the applications are submitted before the deadline, housing assignments will be based on the total completed credits at the end of the spring semester for your entire group. Any late applications will be considered based on completed credits and the availability of requested housing on the day the applications are being processed.
Q: What if someone in my group isn’t registered for the fall semester?
A: The housing application will not be processed until everyone in the group is registered full-time for the fall semester. Please see the checklist above to avoid your group not getting the preferred housing assignment.
Q: What if I want to move off-campus?
A: Check whether you qualify to become a commuter student and then submit a commuter application. If you do not qualify to be a commuter and still move off-campus, you will be assigned a non-compliance fee.
Q: How much does housing cost?
A: You can view housing prices online.
Q: Do I need to have a meal plan?
A: Students who live in Anderson Hall, Burgh Hall, or Ohlson House must have a meal plan.
Q: Can a sophomore live in an apartment?
A: Students living in an apartment or a house must be in junior status, which means that they have at least 60 completed credits by the end of the Spring 2023 semester. Exceptions to this are students who are above 21 years of age.
Q: I have or need housing accommodations, what should I do?
A: Please contact the Disability Access Specialist at email@example.com.
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.