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North Central College FAQ’s



Am I required to live on campus?

Research shows that college students who live on campus connect better to campus life, experience greater academic success and are more likely to continue on to graduation. It is College policy that first-year, sophomore and junior students, not living with their families, are required to live in campus housing. If you need to request an exception to this policy, you may submit an appeal in writing to the Office of Residence Life.

Do I get to pick my roommate(s)?

If you know someone you would like to room with on campus, you may note this person on your housing questionnaire. We’ll try our best to match you with your preferred roommate, though we cannot guarantee it. It’s important that both you and your requested roommate clearly mark that you want to room together in campus housing – we can only honor mutual roommate requests. If you have questions about this process, feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life at 630-637-5858 or

What if I don’t know anyone to room with?

Then leave the choice up to the Residence Life staff! We’ll do our best to match you with someone who has similar interests, tastes and lifestyle choices. Many such roommates end up becoming life-long friends! We also will have an Instagram page for your incoming class where you can connect and meet other future Cardinals!

Can I bring a pet?

Fish are the only pets allowed and must be housed in a 5-gallon tank or smaller. If you bring an aquarium, remember you’ll need to transport it to and from your residence hall when the campus is closed. No other pets are permitted in the residence halls. Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals are allowed on campus. They must be approved by Student Disability Services. They can be contacted at or 630-637-5264.

Do I have a mailbox?

If you’re a resident student, you’ll have a mailbox. The Campus Postal Center is located on the lower level of New Hall. Postal Center hours of operation continue to be Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM & Saturdays 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (when class is in session).  Students will receive an email from the Campus Postal Center with their mailbox number.

Can I have a car on campus?

Yes! We have both residential and commuter lots on our campus. If you are planning to bring a car, you can purchase your parking pass in the Office of Campus Safety.

How do I join a club or organization?

We strongly encourage all North Central College students to participate in a club or organization on campus. There are over 80 different groups on campus based off of majors, different honor societies, student organizations, and fun extracurriculars. At North Central, we host multiple student life fairs throughout the year to meet and connect with these groups! Students are also sent out weekly emails about different clubs on campus and what time they meet to make it easier for students to connect and join.

Does North Central have Greek Life?

NC does not have Greek life. There are over 80 clubs and organizations, 25 athletic teams, and plenty of activities for students to meet one another and gain campus pride.

What is there to do off-campus?

North Central College is located in the heart of the historic district of downtown Naperville Downtown Naperville has over 150 trendy restaurants, shops, and cafes located just steps from campus. The Naperville Riverwalk is accessible from campus with over 2 miles of brick paths, fountains, and study spots. The College is a five-minute walk to the Naperville train station which allows students to access downtown Chicago in 35 minutes.

What safety measures does North Central have in place?

NC makes sure safety is the number one priority. All residence halls require an ID to be scanned into the residence hall. Only residents of the specific residence hall have access to the building. The campus is also equipped with emergency Blue Light Boxes. When the button on the Light Box is pressed, students are automatically connected with security. NC has its own security service, Campus Safety, which patrols campus 24/7. North Central is also located in the heart of Naperville, which in 2021 was ranked the safest city in America.