Housing and Meals

Housing Assignment

Welcome Home! We are very excited that you have decided to join the Cardinal family and to live on campus at North Central College. Living in the residence halls will, without a doubt, enhance your college experience. You will make life-long friends, enjoy opportunities to learn outside of the classroom, and gain the life skills and responsibility needed to eventually live on your own.

As has been true in recent years, we expect that our first-year residence halls will be nearly 100% full. With almost 1,500 residential students living on campus, this fall will definitely be an exciting time at North Central College.

All international student housing assignments will be emailed to you. This form will explain your personalized housing details including: roommate contact information, room assignment, mailing address and campus mailbox number. We have also tried to answer many of the questions that you might have about preparing to move to campus. If you require assistance as you get ready for move-in, please do not hesitate to let us know. The Center for Global Education, along with Residence Life staff, looks forward to aiding you with your transition to campus life!

Move-in for all new, residential international students will be on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 (arrival day). The Center for Global Education will be there to help you. Following move-in will be a new international student orientation beginning on Thursday, August 17, 2023.

Contacting your Assigned Roommate

Now that you have your assigned roommate’s name(s) and contact information, we recommend that you reach out to him/her. You may want to remind your roommate that as an international student you will not be able to bring big items such as a television, micro-fridge, etc. In addition to using the information we have provided as a way of getting in touch with your roommate, you may also check to see if he/she is on Facebook, Instagram or TikTok.

All international students are housed with American students, who apply for the International Roommate Program.

Eating on Campus

As a resident student, you will have the opportunity to select your dinning plan when completing your housing application. Each term you will have the option of changing your meal plan to best suit your eating needs. Meal plans can only be altered at the check-in desk at Kaufman Dining Hall during the first week of each term.