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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 Area Coordinator

The Area Coordinator (AC) in the Apartments North & Houses is Nicole Wilkins.

What did you do before coming to NPU?

Most recently, I worked as a Residence Life Coordinator of Operations at Indiana University-Bloomington. Prior to that, I lived in Chicago, working as a Residential/Commercial Property Manager & Leasing Coordinator, while also working as a freelance and orchestral musician (Harp).

What do you most look forward to within Res Life this academic year? 

Returning to the city, catching up with close friends, and diving headfirst into the Area Coordinator position at NPU (my alma mater) has been very exciting! I look forward to building relationships (in person) and creating a fun, welcoming & safe environment for students, staff, and residents through exciting and meaningful residential programming & curriculum.

What do you like to do on your days off (hobbies/interests)? 

When I am off of work, I spend a lot of time exploring the city with friends, traveling, performing in (or attending) concerts and outdoor activities (tennis, hiking, kayaking, grilling…). When I’m relaxing in my Ohlson apartment, I’ll either be binge-watching Netflix, participating in virtual workout classes, singing, baking/cooking, or completing coursework. It has been fun residing in Ohlson again (my undergrad was at NPU and I lived in Ohlson my freshman and sophomore year).

Anything else your NPU residents should know about you?

Please stop by my office in Ohlson House, pull me aside at an event, find me in the dining hall or HRC, walking around campus, etc. to share ideas/suggestions, questions/concerns, whatever you might need, please come have that conversation with me!

What’s your favorite thing about your job? 

My favorite thing about working at North Park University is engaging with students. I also like serving as an invaluable resource to students and connecting them with other departments on campus that can aid in their development.

What do you most look forward to within Res Life this academic year? 

I look most forward to helping create the residential curriculum at North Park. Incorporating self-development, community engagement, diversity, learning, and Christ in our daily interactions, policies, and program development will help build a holistic experience for both the students and staff at North Park University.

What do you like to do on your days off (hobbies/interests)? 

I like exploring the great city of Chicago. Most weekends you will find me in one of the different neighborhoods of Chicago. Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, and the Loop are so far my favorite places to visit in Chicago.

Anything else your NPU residents should know about you?

My residents should know I will strive to be a great resource, advocate, and source of motivation. I have a vested interest in their development and want to ensure they are successful academically, emotionally and are well rounded.

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