Residence Life and Housing

Burgh Hall

Burgh Hall is the social residence hall; students often leave their doors open so they can pop in and out of their friends’ rooms for games, studying, movie nights, or just hanging out. Students from across campus tend to congregate in Burgh: the lobby is a comfortable hangout spot, as are Burghatory (study and game rooms) and Java Haus (student-run, late-night snack shop) in the basement.

Burgh Hall

Burgh Hall is on the south side of campus near Anderson Hall, Magnuson Campus Center, and many apartments and houses.


The Burgh Hall lobby is a popular hangout spot for students from all over campus.

Burgh Game Room

Burgh’s basement is affectionately known as Burgh Game Room, and is home to a study room and a rec room with pool and ping pong tables.

Shared Kitchen

A shared kitchen and vending machines are also available for residents’ use.

TV Lounge

The first floor of Burgh Hall includes a TV lounge and lots of comfortable seating.

Living Floors

Burgh’s living floors make it convenient for residents to get to know their neighbors.

Furnished Rooms

Burgh rooms are equipped with stackable and movable furniture so residents can create the perfect arrangements for their needs. Along with beds and closets, every Burgh room is furnished with desks and chairs that are movable so you can maximize your space.

Co-ed Living

One floor in Burgh is reserved for women, mostly freshmen and sophomores. (The first floor is divided by the lobby, with one wing for men and one for women.)

Lots of Natural Light

All Burgh Hall rooms have large windows, letting in lots of natural light and fresh air.

Quick Facts

  • First- and second-year students
  • 3 male floors; 1 female floor
  • 200 residents total
  • Resident Assistant on each floor
  • Area Coordinator lives in the building
  • Across from Magnuson Campus Center and Anderson Hall
  • Front desk staffed 24 hours a day
  • Bike storage room
  • Vending machines
  • Community kitchen
  • Laundry room in basement
  • Common lounge with big-screen TV, cable, and DVD player
  • Burghatory: the basement, housing a study room, game room, and Java Haus

Meet the Area Coordinator

Ajay Joseph is the area coordinator that oversees Burgh Hall and the Sawyer Court Apartments. Ajay has a master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership from Concordia University Chicago, his undergraduate alma mater as well. He began his professional experience as a hall director at Carthage College and recently made the transition back to Chicago, where he is originally from. Ajay has a strong passion for student engagement and believes in a personalized approach to each student, so they feel well-equipped to be successful in all their future endeavors.

What’s your favorite thing about your job? 

My favorite thing about working at North Park University is engaging with students. I love being able to be a resource for them and serve them as best I can in their journey.

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

I’m looking forward to meeting all the students who will be living in the residence halls. I’m excited to offer a safe space for students so they know they have someone who is always willing to listen to their concerns. I believe it’s important to always put students first and serve them, thereby displaying the love of Jesus.

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

I really enjoy going to concerts. I’m also an avid reader and love to curl up with a good book when I have the time.

Anything else your NPU residents should know about you?

I would like my residents to know that I have an open-door policy, which means I want to create an inviting atmosphere so students can feel supported and cared for. I want them to know I am invested in their success both academically and professionally.

Contact Ajay