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Residence Life and Housing

Park North

Park North is the real deal when it comes to living at North Park and also in the city of Chicago. Located just south of the central campus, right on Kedzie Avenue, Park North apartments are surrounded by local businesses, neighborhood residents, and are a quick walk to the Kedzie Brown Line station. It’s an ideal place to live to mix the best of college living with the independence of your own apartment, with a huge common area and active social calendar.

Park North

Park North is located just south of the main campus, on Kedzie Avenue.

Spacious Living Area

Park North’s suite-like apartments include a combined living/sleeping area with plenty of room to personalize with additional furniture and large closets.

Private Kitchens and Bathrooms

Each apartment includes a kitchenette with a built-in microwave and small breakfast bar as well as a private bathroom for its inhabitants.

Common Areas

The first floor of Park North includes a large lounge and study space with comfortable seating. Tables and booths provide space for study or eating, and a large community kitchen is available for all residents to use.

Quick Facts

  • Upper-level men and women
  • 36 2-person suites
  • 69 residents total
  • Resident Assistant on each floor
  • Resident Director shared with Anderson Hall and Lunds House
  • On Kedzie Ave. with easy access to campus and city amenities
  • Front desk staffed 24 hours a day
  • Vending machines
  • Community kitchen
  • Laundry room on the first floor
  • Common lounge with tables and booths, couches, computers, printer, big-screen TV, cable, and DVD player

Apartments

Park North’s studio-style apartments are carpeted and include a kitchenette (with microwave provided) and private bathroom. Each includes:

  • Shared living/sleeping space
  • Closet (either one very large or two smaller)
  • 2 bar stools/chairs in kitchenette
  • 2 beds (Twin XL)
  • 2 desks with chairs
  • 2 short bookshelves
  • 2 dressers

For more details, check out the Park North measurements and layout chart.

Meet the Area Coordinator

The Area Coordinator (AC) in Park North is Grace So.

What did you do before coming to North Park University?

I’ve dipped my toes in a range of fields including documentary production at a local PBS, product management at a software company, and a bit of research at an R-1 institution before finally arriving at North Park. These experiences all seem random and unrelated, but I was following my curiosity for stories and a passion for creating something aesthetically pleasing and practically helpful. Now I hope to create a community on campus that is both enjoyable and helpful while I listen to the myriads of stories that each of the students brings.

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

I am looking forward to getting to know North Park students and hearing their stories. I want to be a kind ear that anyone can feel comfortable approaching when they need someone to just listen. Also, I am looking forward to being able to interact with others in person after a long time of virtual interactions and air hugs!

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

I love reading novels or conversing with a friend over a cup of tea. I also really enjoy listening to audiobooks while solving sudoku. Sometimes, I also enjoy baking pretty much anything ranging from banana bread and sugar cookies to sponge cake and French bread.

Anything else your NPU residents should know about you?

I am a Korean who grew up in Russia, so I may occasionally surprise you by going outside barefoot just to step on the freshly fallen snow or striking a conversation in Korean with an exchange student.

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