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McManus Center

THE MCMANUS CENTER 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, two bedroom shared living room, one-bedroom, or family two bedroom — most comfortable for them. The available apartment furniture was recently replaced— custom designed and produced in consultation with a Chicago-based architecture and design firm.

Convenient Leasing
Terms and conditions 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 terms and conditions; instead you are able to complete the terms and conditions 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. 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 are free of charge to all McManus residents. 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 or also review information on Northwestern University's McManus Center webpage.

McManus Center Application
Returning residents will be given priority consideration to live in McManus and must submit an application no later than 4/30/16 to be eligible for housing. Rising second years who live-off campus are also welcome to apply to live in McManus, but priority will only be granted to those who participate in a Kellogg exchange program.

Housing ApplicationThis housing link will take you to the Northwestern University Residential Services home page, please go to the Kellogg School of Management field at the bottom of the page to access the appropriate McManus application. Students who submit summer extension forms after the end of April will not be guaranteed an extension, due to the need to make other housing assignments.

Summer Extension Application
McManus summer extensions are available to all residents with financial accounts in good standing. Students can request an extension from anywhere from one day to two months and will be billed the daily rate for the apartment for each day in residence.

Summer Extension Form due date for priority consideration is the last business day in April.

Parking is available to all residents by filling out this parking application.

Graduate Housing Assistants (GHAs)
McManus Graduate Housing Assistants are full-time Kellogg students who run programming, perform on-call duty, and provide other assistance to the building’s residents. Learn more about this position on the Graduate Housing Assistant (GHA) Position Description page.