The Nest offers anything you could want in student housing.

Living in university housing is a great way to support students’ academic success, and national studies show students who have a student housing experience have a better overall college experience and make more lasting connections and friendships.

Student housing is important to Northeastern's efforts to recruit and retain local, national and international students. Research shows students living in university housing:

  • form strong support networks with friends, classmates, faculty and staff;
  • are more satisfied with their college experience;
  • are more likely to be successful and graduate;
  • have opportunities to engage with peers from diverse, cultural backgrounds

Apply for Student Housing

Northeastern is working with American Campus Communities (ACC) in the design, development and management of the student housing project. ACC has established itself as a leader in quality student housing communities nationwide. It has developed 95 student housing communities totaling more than 62,500 beds, including 72 on-campus communities totaling approximately 48,500 beds. ACC is committed to serving the needs of students, residents, parents, and educational institutions.

The Nest opened in Fall 2016. This first residence hall is located on the west side of the Main Campus just south of the Parking Facility. More information on how to apply for Student Housing and floor plans is available on the official website.

Contact Us

(773) 442-4663
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Nest
Our First Residence
Student Housing
Expertise
Northeastern Illinois University is a four-year public institution of higher education. The Nest is our first residence.
Education

Northeastern offers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as certification and certificates, in various academic disciplines through our College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Management, College of Education, and College of Graduate Studies and Research

Background

Northeastern Illinois University was founded in 1867 as the first teacher-training college in Cook County, Chicago. Since its founding, the University has broadened its mission and attracts students from all over the world to study in various academic disciplines through classroom and field experience. 

Northeastern is a comprehensive university serving over 11,000 students at the main campus on Chicago's North Side and three additional campuses in the Chicago area.

5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
United States

Office Hours
Campus and building hours of operation vary.
The Nest Icon
The
Nest
Our First Residence
Student Housing
Expertise
Northeastern Illinois University is a four-year public institution of higher education. The Nest is our first residence.
Education

Northeastern offers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as certification and certificates, in various academic disciplines through our College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Management, College of Education, and College of Graduate Studies and Research

Background

Northeastern Illinois University was founded in 1867 as the first teacher-training college in Cook County, Chicago. Since its founding, the University has broadened its mission and attracts students from all over the world to study in various academic disciplines through classroom and field experience. 

Northeastern is a comprehensive university serving over 11,000 students at the main campus on Chicago's North Side and three additional campuses in the Chicago area.

5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
United States

Office Hours
Campus and building hours of operation vary.