Student Resources

Student Services Center and Library

In addition to providing access to 55,000 volumes, 175 journals, and over 8,000 ebooks, Brimson Grow Library is also part of the I-Share network with access to resources from 75 other academic libraries in the state of Illinois.  Have a question? Just send an email to .

Student Services Personnel

-Director of Student Services, including student accounts, housing, activities, student activity center, community grocery shelf and residential floor leaders

 - Student Housing

Phone: 630-620-2111

 - Student Activity Center

Phone: 630-620-2448

Institutional Technology


Computer Lab

Students may use the computers available in the upper level of Kern Hall Commons or in the Student Services Center, for word processing and internet access.

Students using the lab will need to provide their own USB flash drive. Northern uses a filtering system that is minimally intrusive. Anyone caught viewing or distributing inappropriate material in the computer lab will have their lab privileges revoked and lose their deposit.

Each student receives 100 printouts/copies each regular term for the computer lab or the library. Copies over 100 are billed at 5 cents. In Summer Term, all copies are billed at  5 cents each. 

Kern Hall Commons

Kern Commons is located on the second floor of Kern Hall, and has free wi-fi service. Vending machines for snacks, hot coffee, cappuccino, tea and hot chocolate are available, as well as a refrigerator and microwave. Tables and chairs are provided for students to use between or after classes. Bulletin boards announcing upcoming events and job opportunities are also located in the classroom hallways. Each student also has a campus mailbox located in the file cabinet outside Room 207.

Student Activity Center

Located on the first floor of Lindner Tower, this multi-purpose facility includes a game room with table tennis, foosball, pool table, air hockey, TV room,  a prayer room and catering kitchen. Apartment keys will open this facility. Open Hours are available weekly.

The space can be reserved for meetings or parties by filling out a reservation form. The Student Activity Manager may be reached at 630-932-2448.

Residential Floor Leaders

Each floor of the student apartments has a Residential Floor Leader (RFL) who resides in the building and is committed to building community at Northern Seminary. RFLs assist in welcoming new residents, coordinating floor and campus activities, assisting in emergency evacuations, and serving as a resource to residents. They also plan special events for the entire seminary body.

Community Grocery Shelf (Food Pantry)

Northern's Community Grocery Shelf is available to students in times of need. Local churches, organizations, faculty, staff and students can donate food items to the pantry. Contact the Director of Student Services to access this resource or to make donations.

Turabian Format

All papers, including footnotes and bibliography, must be submitted in the correct format according to Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th ed., 2013.  For more information on the Turabian Format please click here.

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