Click here to go to the 2013 edition of the housing guide!
Oh, freshmen. You didn't think we'd let you apply for undergraduate housing without our help, did you? When North by Northwestern launched its redesign in the fall, our previous housing guides didn't make the jump with us. We're now happy to present the new and improved 2012 Freshman Housing Guide, rebuilt and reported from scratch with plenty of new features.
Because the housing application has changed, so has our guide. You won't be able to rank your choices like previous classes could, but as you fill out your preferences for size and location, you can check this guide to see what a small dorm on South Campus, for example, might mean for you. And this summer, when you find out where you'll be living, you can rush back here to get the inside scoop. Not sure where to start when it comes to what's important? This North by Northwestern story is four years old, but its insight is timeless.
Originally this project incorrectly stated that 1835 Hinman, Jones Fine and Performing Arts Residential College and Bobb-McCulloch did not have air conditioning. Information on dormitory amenities was gathered in part from Student Affairs, which considers dorms with air conditioning to be those with controllable units. In addition, the Public Affairs Residential College also has desk lighting and a floor lamp, not overhead lighting. Erik Zorn's essay about Chapin was also incorrectly included in the entry on Shepard. Thanks to comments from scott L, Uhhh..., Hinmanite, Jonesian and Anna Nowinksi for pointing out these discrepancies. North by Northwestern regrets the errors.