Experience Life on Campus

Community. Inclusion. Student Learning. Excellence.

Live Here

Living on North Central College’s campus offers the opportunity to engage in learning experiences outside of the classroom that foster relationship building and networking with fellow peers and campus leaders. The Office of Residence Life strives to meet student needs by implementing a student-centered approach in each residential community. Our residence life staff is here to help as you evolve throughout your college career and participate in our living learning communities, have questions about accommodations, and learn more about housing options!

Student studying in dorm

Eat Well

Getting together for a meal is a great way to get acquainted. At North Central, you can eat well at any time. Whether it’s a quiet chat, a birthday celebration or a group study session, good food makes for good times. Healthy options and flexible meal plans for campus residents and commuters are available at our convenient on-campus locations.

Campus Dining Locations

Kaufman Dining Hall

Our traditional buffet-style dining option, featuring all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Located at 221 S. Brainard St.

papa johns counter at the Cage Dining Hall

The Cage

The perfect place to grab a quick meal between classes or to relax and share a snack with friends. You can also enjoy freshly made sandwiches and soup, pizza from Papa John’s or a burrito from Moe’s (Mexican cantina style).

Located on the first floor of the Harold and Eva White Activities Center (WAC) at 324 E. Benton Ave.

boilerhouse cafe

The Rolland Center Boilerhouse Café

Share a Starbucks coffee with friends or pick up some snacks and dorm essentials at the small convenience store. It's also one of the best places to study on campus. 

Located at 29 N Loomis St.

au bon pain at wentz science center

Au Bon Pain

Enjoy a morning pastry and a latte. Or stop in for a full lunch menu with soups, salads, sandwiches and more.

Located on the first floor of the Wentz Science Center at 131 S. Loomis St.

Downtown Naperville

Craving something else? Head to downtown Naperville, located just a few blocks off from campus. Whether you’re in the mood for Thai noodles, tacos, sushi, Chicago-style pizza, sandwiches from Jimmy John’s or Potbelly, with over 40 restaurants downtown, there’s always something new to try.  

jimmy johns in downtown naperville

Stay Connected with North Central College

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