Residence Life and Housing

Ohlson House

One of our most unique buildings, Ohlson House started as a Chicago apartment building. North Park has converted it to a residence hall, with rooms that are separated by winding hallways and hidden cubbys. Privacy is a given, but Ohlson House residents work hard to create a strong sense of community and support for one another—including plenty of fun all-hall activities.

Ohlson House

Originally an apartment building converted to campus housing, no two rooms in Ohlson House are exactly alike.

Ohlson Rooms

Ohlson House offers single, double, and triple rooms.

Co-ed Living

One of Ohlson’s three living floors is reserved for women and the other two floors is reserved for men, typically sophomores live here.

Furnished Rooms

Rooms come furnished with desks, dressers, and beds, which are movable so each resident can customize their space.

Various Sizes and Shapes

Ohlson rooms come in various sizes and shapes—some have separate sleeping and study areas, others are more open.

Ready to Be Personalized

Residents showcase their personal style in how they decorate their rooms, from adding rugs to posters on the wall. The possibilities are as endless as your creativity.

Quick Facts

  • First- and second-year students
  • 3 floors, 69 rooms
  • 136 residents total
  • Resident Assistant on each floor
  • Resident Director lives in the building
  • Across from Anderson Chapel
  • On the same block as the Campus Postal Center and Health Services and Counseling Center
  • Front desk staffed 24 hours a day
  • Vending machines
  • Community kitchen
  • Laundry room on the first floor
  • Lobby includes shared printer and desktop computers
  • Common lounge with a piano, as well as big-screen TV, cable, and DVD player

Living Floors and Rooms

No two floors or rooms in Ohlson House are exactly alike. Every floor includes a lounge space for socializing or studying, as well as both private and shared bathrooms.

The uniqueness of Ohlson House creates rooms that each have different measurements. View a measurements chart to find information about your specific room. All Ohlson House rooms are carpeted and come equipped with the following furniture items:

  • Desks with chairs
  • Wall shelves (six shelves per unit)
  • Beds (twin XL)
  • Dressers (three drawers each)
  • Closets with hanging rod

Meet the Area Coordinator

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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?

When I am not working, 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 course work. 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!

Contact nicole