Cellular Telephone Services

Cellular services at Northwestern are provided by cell towers in Evanston and Chicago which are maintained by local service providers including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. 

In certain locations on campus where cellular reception may be limited due to factors such as equipment compatibility and building design, NUIT partners with service providers to implement a Distributed Antenna System (DAS). The DAS provides an additional layer of service to enhance existing cellular coverage and improve cellular reception in select buildings on campus.

It has been reported that users with cell phones defaulting to AT&T’s 4G service have experienced intermittent service on campus. Users experiencing any degraded service quality should contact their carrier directly.

NUIT neither endorses nor recommends any cellular phone vendor or service. Call quality may vary based on the individual cellular provider and is not controlled or managed by NUIT.

Campus Location Floor/Area
Kemper Residence Hall
2420 Campus Drive
  • Basement;
  • Ground Floor;
  • 1st Floor;
  • 2nd Floor;
  • 3rd Floor;
  • 4th Floor
Bobb Residence Hall
2305 Sheridan Road
  • Basement;
  • 1st Floor;
  • 2nd Floor;
  • 3rd Floor;
  • 4th Floor
McCulloch Residence Hall
2315 Sheridan Road
  • Basement;
  • 1st Floor;
  • 2nd Floor;
  • 3rd Floor;
  • 4th Floor
Norris University Center
1999 Campus Drive
  • Basement;
  • Concourse;
  • Plaza;
  • 2nd Floor;
  • 3rd Floor
Technological Institute
2145 Sheridan Road
  • 1st Floor [Common Area]
University Library
1970 Campus Drive
  • 1st Floor
Elder Residence Hall
2400 Sheridan Road
  • Ground Floor;
  • 1st Floor;
  • 2nd Floor;
  • 3rd Floor
Slivka Hall
2332 Campus Drive
  • 1st Floor;
  • 2nd Floor;
  • 3rd Floor;
  • 4th Floor
East Fairchild
1855 Sheridan Road
  • Lower Level;
  • Sub Level;
  • 1st Floor;
  • 2nd Floor;
  • 3rd Floor
West Fairchild
1861 Sheridan Road
  • Basement;
  • 1st Floor;
  • 2nd Floor;
  • 3rd Floor
620 Lincoln Street
  • 1st Floor;
  • 2nd Floor;
  • 3rd Floor
Donald P. Jacobs Center
2001 Sheridan Road
  • Garden;
  • 1st Floor;
  • 2nd Floor;
  • 3rd Floor;
  • 4th Floor;
  • 5th Floor;
  • 6th Floor
James L Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive
  • Basement;
  • 1st Floor;
  • 2nd Floor;
  • 3rd Floor;
  • 4th Floor

Additional Information

Support Contacts

Support Contact:
Users in a building other than one mentioned above will need to contact the building owner for cellular telephone support.

IT Support Center
Central service desk for students, faculty, and staff.
847-491-4357 (1-HELP)
Submit a Support Request