Roommates, shared housing, and rental resources
EECS doesn't have a roommate matching service for our incoming students, but we can point you to some resources to assist you in finding a roommate for off-campus living.
Around June the Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies in McCormick, Bruce Lindvall, sends an email introducing all incoming graduate students so they can reach out to each other to locate potential roommates. If you are an incoming student you will have this list. If you don't, we can forward it to you (contact the EECS Graduate Student Affairs Office), but please note that if you are not an incoming student, we cannot send the list to you.
You could also search on your own using these online resources:
NU's "Living Off Campus" page: www.northwestern.edu/offcampus/housing/finding-housing/where-to-find-housing.html
WildCat Pad: www.wildcatpad.com/
Craigslist: Housing/Rooms-Share (Evanston)
Zillow Rentals Chicago: http://www.zillow.com/chicago-il/apartments
HotPads Chicago: http://hotpads.com/IL/Chicago