Residence Life and Housing

Housing Application Process for Undergraduate Students

Housing Policy: Campus Housing Requirement

North Park University requires undergraduate students to live on campus for the first 3 years, with the exceptions of students who are commuter/local*, part-time, married, or over the age of 21. Become familiar with this policy and the financial penalties for not abiding by this policy.

*Local or commuter students are those who live within a 30-mile radius of the campus with their parent or guardian. These students must also submit commuter applications to be approved to live off-campus.

You will be eligible to apply for on-campus housing only after you have been accepted to the University and at least 24 hours after you have paid your tuition deposit. To apply for housing you must:

  • Pay your $250 housing deposit. You must have set up your North Park account in order to complete the process.
  • After you have paid your housing deposit, you will receive housing information and instructions to your NPU email address. These are sent to deposited students beginning in February (for the fall semester) and October (for the spring semester).
  • You will receive an on-campus housing assignment after you have registered for your first-semester courses.

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. The deposit amount you receive back when you graduate may be less than $250 if any damage fees, lockout service fees, key replacement fees, or other housing process fees were assessed during your stay in on-campus housing.

Your housing deposit will be refunded to you if you cancel your reservation for North Park housing before August 1 for the fall semester or December 15 for the spring semester.

Roommate Assignments

There are two options for selecting or being assigned a roommate for your first year at North Park:

  • Name a Roommate: If you know who you would like to live with, make sure you both make this same request on your housing application. North Park will honor these requests as much as possible; however, both you and your desired roommate must turn in your housing deposits and applications before you can be placed together.
  • Match with a Roommate: Questions on the housing application about your intended major, activities, living habits, and other information help our Residence Life staff place roommates together. While we try to choose roommates that will be a good fit together, please remember that the questions are not perfect measures, and matching is not a perfect science.

Housing Assignment Timeline

Housing assignments are made on the basis of when housing applications are received. If we receive your housing application by June 26, your housing assignment and roommate information will be available to view online on June 26. For all applications received after June 15, housing assignment and roommate information will be available two to three weeks after you submit your application.

Please follow these steps to check your housing assignment after June 26:

  1. Go to Self-Service.
  2. Log in with your North Park username and password.
  3. Click on “Students.”
  4. Click on “Campus Housing Information” under the Student Communication heading.
  5. Select your start term to view your housing assignment.

Meal Plans

All students living in University residence halls (Anderson, Burgh, Ohlson) are required to purchase one of three available meal plans for our campus dining hall. Meal plans are also available but are not required for resident students living in undergraduate campus apartments and houses.