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.
Originally an apartment building converted to campus housing, no two rooms in Ohlson House are exactly alike.
Ohlson House offers single, double, and triple rooms.
One of Ohlson’s three living floors is reserved for women and the other two floors is reserved for men, typically sophomores live here.
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.
- First- and second-year students
- 3 floors, 69 rooms
- 136 residents total
- Resident Advisor 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 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.