WELCOME TO CRC!
We predicted some of your common questions. If you have any more questions, reach out in the Facebook group (we're not linking to it to prevent random people joining), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IS CRC ONLY FOR FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES?
Historically, the residence has split 60-40 between first-year students and upperclass students. For the most part, freshmen and sophomores generally live in CRC, but we attribute that to the general trend of juniors and seniors living off-campus. A couple of juniors and seniors do live in CRC each year.
IS CRC ONLY FOR FILM, JOURNALISM, AND COMM MAJORS?
No! While we won't pretend that we're not themed that way, living in CRC is actually a great way to get a taste of the film and journalism communities at Northwestern. We'll welcome you with open arms if you're interested in anything. Every year, CRC consists of a smattering of scientists, engineers, actors, musicians, and philosophers that make the building incredibly diverse. (That said, if you hate movies, writing, and journalism with a deep and abiding passion, CRC might not be the place for you.
HOW DOES THE HOUSING ALLOCATION PROCESS WORK?
Residential Services keeps changing the way they handle housing for students. Short answer: you probably have a better idea than we do. (But we're still excited for you to come here!)
The Communications Residential College is a medium-sized residential college and generally has about 60 spots available for first-year and transfer students. Not everyone who puts CRC as their first choices ends up here, but most do, and some people who put it lower on their list end up here as well. Good luck, and don't worry about it!