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Residence Life

Chicago Residence Life

The goal of Residence Life is to foster a residence hall environment where students experience caring relationships with people serving one another and encouraging each other to seek Christ and make connections between their faith and their everyday life. When students leave Moody, our hope is that they will apply what they have experienced in the residence halls and authentically model a life of faithfully following Jesus Christ. We hope they will intentionally foster caring relationships which reflect Christ's love for all people, be willing to speak words of encouragement and respond lovingly to breakdowns in integrity.

Residence Life at Moody's Chicago campus exists to provide students with a safe and healthy living and learning environment that encourages holistic growth and maturity in Christ by: 

  • Mentoring student leaders
  • Engaging campus culture
  • Providing authentic student care and discipline
  • Collaborating with other departments

Thanks to the generosity of Moody's partners, full-time residential undergraduate students at the Chicago campus receive a full tuition scholarship, sponsored by faithful Moody donors. For more information, see our Tuition and Fees page.

Access the student portal for ResLife here.

Floor Leadership




Campus Ministries


Life Groups


Residence Halls

Moody Bible Institute has three housing facilities to accommodate its on-campus students. Culbertson provides accommodations for Undergraduate male students. Houghton and Smith halls provide accommodations for Undergraduate female students. 

The residence hall community is designed to provide the student with meaningful relationships that will shape his or her character. Because of Moody’s commitment to community and mentoring, we have chosen to maintain a mix of majors, ages, and classes on each floor. We accomplish this by reserving approximately 25 percent of the rooms on each floor for new students.

Culbertson Hall (Culby)


Houghton Hall


Smith Hall



Front row (left to right): Michelle Mihalko, Kerena Lawlor, Sarah Koch, Gwen Hill, Jeff Anderson
Back row (left to right): Ben Mast, Jazz Nichols, Sam Roller, Bruce Norquist, Jared Loomis

Name Title Contact Information
Bruce Norquist Associate Dean of Residence Life Email:
Phone: (312) 329-4192
Sarah Koch Assistant Dean of Residential Services Email:
Phone: (312) 329-4205
Michelle Mihalko Residence Supervisor,
Smith Hall and Houghton floors 8–10
Phone: (312) 329-4356
Gwen Hill Residence Supervisor,
Houghton floors 2–7
Phone: (312) 329-4203
Jazz Nichols Residence Supervisor,
Culbertson floors 3-9
Phone: (312) 329-2029
Jeff Anderson Residence Supervisor,
Culbertson floors 10–19
Phone: (312) 329-2028
Ben Mast Men's Ministry Graduate Residence Adviser,
Jenkins Hall
Kerena Lawlor Women's Ministry Graduate Residence Adviser, 
Jenkins Hall
Jared Loomis Married Graduate Residence Adviser, 
Jenkins Hall