New Student Housing (Fall 2023)

New Student Housing & Off Campus Applications are open and available NOW!

Welcome to Northwest University Residence Life and Housing. We are so excited to welcome you to your new home! As you know, we are a residential campus with the belief that education is enhanced by the living-learning communities students experience when living on campus. It is proven that students who live on campus form lasting relationships and achieve a greater level of sustained learning and academic success. To facilitate this type of success, all full-time, unmarried, undergraduate students 25 and under are required to live on campus. Students who wish to pursue living off campus should review the Off Camps Policy to confirm they qualify and complete an Off Campus Application through MyHousing. 

Read this Welcome Letter to find out some helpful information as you start the journey of registering for housing or an off campus exemption! We hope this will help make the process much more clear for you. 

Finding a Roommate! Each year we have THREE options for you to find a roommate:

  • You Choose! This may be someone you know OR someone you met through an NU event! OR, you can use Roommate Connector. This is our internal program to help you find a good roommate pairing. Make an account and take a look at the other profiles. Once you find a good match, both of you must email and then unlist your profile. 
  • Let us help you! Not sure who to room with and don’t want to deal with finding someone? No worries, we can do this for you by using your preferences listed on your application!
  • Choose to live with an international student. We welcome in around 40 new international students each fall. These are students who are typically here for a semester or a year. This is a great opportunity to room with someone of a different culture than you! If you are interested in this, identify this on your housing application. If you’ve already submitted your housing application, email and say “Please put me with an international student!”. 

As you have conversations with potential roommates, we’ve created a helpful resource you can use with one another: Tips on How to Select a Roommate

We will be doing housing placements for incoming traditional students on June 19, July 17, July 28 and August 11. All roommate pairs must be sent in a day before each of these dates to be considered. For any students not paired or haven’t emailed preferences by July 29, we will find you a roommate and provide you with a housing placement. Students must be registered for Fall 23 classes in order to receive a housing assignment.

Take some time to review the links below to become better acclimated with how we do Housing at NU! If you have ANY questions please email us at

Curious for more details about what to bring or what not to bring? Click here to read a helpful packing list!

Resident Resources

Ready to apply for housing? Refer to the New Student Welcome Letter! Make sure you have your NU email address and student ID# handy. You will need to log in to the Eagle Website first.

Click here to apply for Housing

Please wait a moment...