Residence Life

The College welcomed students back to campus housing in August and continues to partner with students to make their experience in the residence halls safe and engaging. The following residential safety protocols have been developed in accordance with the latest guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the DuPage County Health Department, and the American College Health Association.

  • Regular cleaning and disinfection of common areas and community bathrooms in compliance with national standards; the College also provides cleaning supplies in each community bathroom for students’ personal use
  • Residents are expected to maintain physical distancing and wear appropriate face coverings in all community areas of the residence halls
  • Wall-mounted hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed in common and high traffic areas of the residence halls
  • COVID-19-related educational materials and signage have been posted within the residence halls indicating elevator capacity, stairwell usage, identification of symptoms, physical distancing guidance, and cleaning/disinfecting expectations
  • A new guest policy allows each resident to host one North Central student guest within their residence hall room; no overnight guests are permitted and non-North Central community members are only allowed with prior approval from the Office of Residence Life
  • For students who are unable to return home, in the event that they are required to isolate or quarantine due to a positive or probable case, or exposure to COVID-19, separate residence hall rooms have been set aside for this purpose
2 person residence room

Residence Hall Guidelines

Download the College’s Residence Hall Guidelines Packet. This packet includes information on:
  • Residence Hall Move-In and Move-Out Procedures and Guidelines
  • Residence Hall Facility Changes
  • Residence Hall Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol
  • Policy and Procedure Changes
Download The Guide

Residence Life Visitor Policy

Residence Life has established policies for visitors in the residence halls. The Area Hall Director (AHD) on Duty will be the primary responder for any visitor concerns.

Update 11/20/2020:

For the remainder of the fall semester and until further notice, no guests will be permitted inside of the residence halls. Only official residents of a room or suite are permitted to be in the room. Please note, the College defines Guests as:

  1. Individuals who are not affiliated with North Central College, OR
  2. North Central College students who are not official residents of a building or room in which they are present.

Key Dates for Resident Students

Fall 2020

  • Wednesday, July 1: Initial housing assignments communicated to incoming first-year and transfer students by this date
  • Monday, July 27: Move-in process communicated to resident students by this date
  • Sunday, August 9: Fall student-athlete move-in begins
  • Tuesday, August 18 – Wednesday, August 19: New first-year and transfer student move-in
  • Wednesday, August 19 – Sunday, August 23: Welcome Week activities
  • Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 23: Returning student move-in
  • Monday, August 24: Classes begin

Contact Information

Students with questions about campus housing should contact Residence Life at 630-637-5858 or