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The McManus Center

The McManus is a seven-story apartment complex designed to suit the needs of Kellogg students, their partners, and families. Conveniently located in downtown Evanston near restaurants, banks, stores, and public transportation, McManus is only three blocks from the Jacobs Center, where Kellogg full-time classes are held and where faculty members maintain offices.  Approximately 250 students and 50 partners live in McManus.

Why live at McManus?
McManus brings the Kellogg community home to students, partners, and families new to the area. Because the building is occupied solely by Kellogg students and visiting scholars, it’s a great place to make social and professional contacts while also offering privacy and the benefits of apartment living.

Apartment Options
The Kellogg family is diverse, and there’s a place for everyone at McManus. Single students and students with partners and/or children choose the apartment style — twin studio, single studio, one-bedroom, or family— most comfortable for them. McManus residents may choose unfurnished or fully furnished apartments. The available apartment furniture was recently replaced— custom designed and produced in consultation with a Chicago-based architecture and design firm.

Convenient Leasing
Leases at McManus are for the school term only (June to June for One-Year MBA students and September to June for Two-Year MBA students). For students whose summer internships and post graduate jobs are not in Evanston, this allows for a significant cost savings of up to 3 months rent during each summer. For students whose summer internships are based in Evanston, a summer extension is available.

McManus does not require in-person signing of leases; instead you are able to complete the lease online, making it possible to secure housing without an additional trip to Evanston. No credit report is required with your application, and McManus only requires a $300 non-refundable deposit to secure your apartment, once you receive an assignment. This deposit will be credited to your student account once you move into your apartment.

Utilities Included
McManus rent includes heat, air conditioning, electricity, gas, water, basic cable TV, wireless Internet access throughout the building, and high-speed Internet connections in each apartment. Phone service is provided by Northwestern Technologies Group. Local and domestic long-distance calls are free of charge (international calls require a calling card). All utilities are already established when you move in, saving you the hassle of making arrangements and paying deposits in advance.

Other Facility Benefits
Situated on the first floor of McManus is a spacious, comfortably furnished student lounge with wireless Internet access. Recent building renovations included a complete overhaul of the lounge, which features new furniture, carpet, lighting, tile, and paint as well as new artwork on the walls. The scene of many parties and social events, the lounge is home to a large-screen TV, piano, kitchen, pool table, foosball table, and ping-pong table.

Across the way, two laundry rooms are equipped with washers and dryers that accept coins, credit cards or funds pre-loaded onto Northwestern University ID cards (known as WildCARDs). Also on the first floor is an exercise room featuring Lifecycles, a rowing machine, a treadmill, dumbells, Stairmasters, a Universal machine, Reebok BodyTrek, and a TV with cable.

There is a newly renovated communal playroom on the ground floor of the building where resident children may play, when supervised. Kellogg Kids meets here regularly.

Any of the 13 first-floor or upper-floor group study rooms can be reserved until 10 p.m. Each study room is equipped with four high-speed data connections, a large-screen monitor for laptop hook-up, a conference table, and a chalkboard.

For night owls, early birds and everyone in between, the McManus computer lab is open 24 hours a day. Complete with Lenovo desktops, color and black-and-white laser printers, and two multifunction devices with scan-to-email functionality, the lab keeps McManus residents connected to the Kellogg School and the world. For more information on the public computing facilities please see the Kellogg Information Systems Web page.

If you have further questions, please contact Janet Olsen at 847-467-4224 or janet-olsen@kellogg.northwestern.edu