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Akenson Hall

Street view of Akenson Hall
Akenson is a close knit community always filled with laughter and encouragement. The lounge provides areas for both studying and playing games…Plus, the pool is only steps away!

Akenson provides two, three, and four person rooms. Akenson is located near the Mel Johnson Media Center and Ramseyer Hall on Lincoln Drive.

  • Community areas and kitchens on each floor
  • Pool, hot tub, and fitness area
  • Shuttle transportation available
  • On-campus parking by permit only
Residence layout: efficiency-apartment style
  • Three floors (male and female floors)
  • 2–4 students per unit
  • Full bathroom in each apartment

*Room layouts may vary. These layouts shown below do not capture every variety of room in Akenson.

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Four-person Akenson dorm room layout
Two-person Akenson dorm room layout
three-person Akenson dorm room layout
Pool area of Akenson


From the Northwestern campus, travel south out of the main gate across Lydia Avenue, follow Lincoln Drive signs for Akenson Hall on the left.

Directions to University of Northwestern:

From the north:
Follow I-35E South to Hwy. 36 West. Exit onto Snelling Ave North to the third stop light, Lydia Ave, and turn left.

From the south:
Follow I-35W North to Hwy 36 East. Exit onto Snelling Ave North to the third stop light, Lydia Ave, and turn left.

From the east:
Follow Hwy 36 West to Snelling Ave North. At the third stop light, Lydia Ave, turn left.

From the west/northwest:
Follow I-494/I-694 East to Snelling Ave and exit South. At the first stop light, Lydia Ave, turn right.

From the airport by car:
Follow I-494 west to I-35W north to Hwy 36 east. Exit on Snelling Ave north. Turn left at the third stoplight, Lydia Ave.

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