Future Students

Future Students

Campus life offers students priceless opportunities for living, serving, studying, and having fun together. You’ll be surrounded by a supportive community, including classmates, resident assistants, staff, and faculty.

Applying for Housing and Finding a Roommate

Find out about the housing contract and deposit, timeline, roommate assignments, and more.

housing information

Residence Halls, Apartments, and Houses

Learn more about housing options at NPU: including residence halls, apartments, and houses.

About Living Areas

Important Dates

Campus housing is open most of the year, but closed during specific breaks. Be sure to check the dates.

View Dates

What to Bring to Campus

Before you get packing, read this list of what you can bring—and what you should leave at home.

What to Bring

Contact Residence Life

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

Contact Us

Can I bring my own furniture to campus?

You are welcome to bring your own furniture, but you are not permitted to remove the furniture currently in the room, as it is property of the University. Common items brought are chairs, futons, and ottomans  

I already know who I want to be roommates with. Is there a way to make sure I room with them?

Yes. On your housing application, you can write the name of the individual you would like to room with and we can make sure you both are matched up.

I’ve decided to live on campus at North Park University. What should I do now?

  • First: You can only fill out the housing application after you have been accepted to North Park University and have paid your tuition deposit. Then, you must submit your $250 housing deposit which can be found in your self service  
  • Second: You will receive instructions and information for Housing via your North Park email  
  • Third: You will receive your housing assignment after you have registered for your first-semester classes  

Can I select a residence hall preference?

Yes. On your housing application, you can list which of the residence halls you prefer. Please note that there are limited bed spaces in each of the halls so there is a chance you might not get your first pick.  

Are there any single room options available?

Yes and no. While there are rooms designed to be single rooms, these rooms are limited in number (small single rooms). The other option is to buy out a room that would otherwise house two people (double as single rooms). If both of these options for single rooms are filled, you can be placed on a waitlist.

Unfortunately, I am having conflicts with my current roommate. How can I move rooms?

Room change week will occur in the third week of each semester. Contact the Area Coordinator of your living area for more information. If conflicts arise during the semester, outside of room change week, you are encouraged to get in touch with your Area Coordinator to discuss what your options are.

How do meal plans work? Am I required to have one?

Students living in Burgh Hall, Anderson Hall, & Ohlson House are required to have a meal plan.

First-year students in residence halls are required to select between Weekly 15 and All Access meal plans during their first semester.

You are permitted to increase your meal plan at any point during the semester but the fifth day of classes is the deadline if you wish to decrease your meal plan. 

Please visit the Dining Hall website for pricing and more information:

Campus Dining

What are Flex Dollars?

Think of it as a currency that can only be used on North Park’s campus, specifically, in the Campus Dining Hall, the Viking Café, and Einstein Bros Bagles. You can add more Flex Dollars online at any time. Flex Dollars also roll over into the next semester but will expire at the end of the academic year.

When is my move in date?

If you are involved in athletics, your move-in date will be early. Check with your coach to see what your move-in date will be. Threshold Move-in takes place in the morning on Friday of the Threshold weekend.

Please refer to your North Park email for specific instructions regarding your move-in day & time. You can view the Threshold schedule here.

How do housing accommodations work?

Please contact Access Specialist at ada@northpark.edu for all accommodations-specific questions.