The Communications Residential College, CRC, at Northwestern University is the home for students interested in communication and its various forms: written, video, audio, and photographic.

Because of this, CRC typically features residents with a strong interest in media and communication. Our most popular majors are journalism, radio/television/film, and communications studies.

The Communications Residential College exists to foster an environment promoting the study and collective understanding of communication in all its myriad forms, be it words, images or sound.

— Constitution of the Communications Residential College 

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The Communications Residential College at 1855 Sheridan Road. Photo by Leo Ji.

Current members

If you're a resident member or nonresident member of CRC, check out the available resources for you on this website.

Don't forget to complete your points requirements for preferred status.

Northwestern students

Want to join our seminars, firesides, and munchies?

The non-resident application process is set up for Northwestern undergraduates that do not live in residential colleges to participate in their events.

Incoming freshmen

Are you entering, or planning to enter, Northwestern University in the fall? Do you have an interest in journalism, communication, or media production? Do you just like watching movies?

This may be the right place for you to live.

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The west main entrance to the Communications Residential College building at East Fairchild. Photo by Leo Ji.

Governance

The Communication Residential College is run and governed by an executive board composed of students and advised by faculty chairs. In addition, special chairs and committees are responsible for the residential college's events. Elections occur throughout the winter and spring quarters.

Faculty and fellows

Northwestern University's residential colleges involve faculty chairs in their oversight, operations, and governance. In addition, fellows contribute knowledge, expertise, and discussion to the undergraduate students.