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Residence Life and Housing

Apartments and Houses

Get a strong taste of independence and exercise your creative, college-budget-decorating skills in North Park’s on-campus apartments and houses. These unfurnished abodes are in the heart of campus, with easy access to community activity and are in high demand.

Campus Apartments and Houses

The University owns a variety of houses and apartment buildings used for campus housing in the surrounding neighborhood.

Small- and Large-Group Living

Apartments and houses are all 2- to 8-person occupancies (one gender per apartment or house), and students select who their roommates will be when applying for these residences.

Bring Your Personality

Residences are unfurnished (other than beds and large kitchen appliances), giving students the opportunity to bring their own style and personality to their living space.

Make Your Own Meals

The majority of apartment and house residents choose to prepare their own meals with their roommates, and only eat in the dining hall occasionally.

Indoor/Outdoor Living

Most residences offer some outdoor space, whether it’s a back porch or stairwell landing, or a full yard.

Ample Living Space

Many campus houses have ample living space to create peaceful study corners, well-lit lounges, or a breakfast nook.

Classic Features

Many of the North Park residences were once private homes and apartments, and we’ve retained many of their classic architectural features.

Modern and Updated

Wherever possible, we’ve updated appliances and finishes to provide a high-quality, modern living experience for students.

Unique Spaces

Thanks to both architecture and student creativity, no two campus residences are exactly alike, and the possibilities for personalization are endless.

Quick Facts

  • Upper-level men and women
  • 87 apartments, 1- to 5-person occupancy in each
  • 9 houses, 5- to 8-person occupancy in each
  • Resident Assistant throughout the buildings
  • Resident Director shared with Ohlson House, Carmen apartments, and all Houses
  • Most apartments and houses on Carmen and Spaulding avenues
  • Furnished only with beds, stoves, and refrigerators
  • Most require shared bedrooms
  • Each has its own kitchen, bathroom, living area, and bedroom(s)
  • Building entries secured by electronic lock and apartment keys
  • Laundry rooms in the basement of buildings

Please note that no dressers, desks, or other furnishings are provided in apartments and houses. Our students are up to the challenge of personalizing their living spaces, and no two are the same!

Meal Plan

Although many apartment residents opt to prepare meals in their kitchens, they are welcome to purchase a meal plan or a punch card through Aramark. In addition, all in campus-owned apartments and houses have the benefit of two meals per week in the dining hall included in their housing fees.

Meet the RD

The Resident Director (RD) in Ohlson House is Leah Evans. Leah is a Midwesterner through and through, having grown up in Michigan and recently made her way to Chicago after several years living in Indiana. Her passion for working with college students and seeing them develop into thriving, capable adults is what drew her to Residence Life and the relationships she gets to build along the way are what keeps her there. During her downtime, Leah enjoys trying new recipes, visiting the Chicago Public Library, and slowly but surely patronizing every farmer’s market in the city. In her home, you’ll always find good coffee, a dozen varieties of bread flour, and a jungle of houseplants taking over the kitchen.

Contact Leah