1237 West is a student apartment community for over 580 DePaul University students, providing two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and four-bedroom units near the DePaul University Lincoln Park campus

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Why 1237 West

1237 West is a 21st century student apartment community for over 580 DePaul University students. The building offers two-, three- and four-person units, all with single occupancy bedrooms with doors that lock. All bedrooms are acoustically private and surrounded by full-height walls.

1237 West is the DePaul University preferred and affiliated housing facility owned and operated by MJH EDUCATION ASSISTANCE ILLINOIS IV LLC, an independent non-profit organization established to exclusively support DePaul University and the housing needs of our students.

When you live at 1237 West, you get:
Student housing facility filled with DePaul students
24-hour doorman/security
Two-, three- and four-person units, all with single occupancy bedrooms; each with locking doors
All-inclusive utility package (heat, air, gas, electric and water)
All-inclusive amenity package (satellite television, high-speed Internet, local phone, Wi-Fi in public areas)
Roommates - you pick them or allow us to make the match
On-site laundry room, bike room and study lounges
On-site management and building engineers
Academic (10 months) or calendar term contracts

Financial aid can be applied
You are not responsible for the rent of your roommates
DePaul Public Safety Escort is available to drive you to/from classes and the building from 6pm-6am.

Each unit provides:
Fully furnished accommodations
Single occupancy bedrooms
Condominium-quality design and finishes, including granite countertops in the kitchen
Fully carpeted living room areas; area rugs provided in bedrooms
Full kitchens, with a full-size fridge, microwave, and stove/oven
Bathrooms that are either private or shared (never by more than two students)

Modern furniture designed by Herman Miller:
Bedrooms include an extra-long twin bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and area rug
Living room has a comfortable sofa, contemporary storage unit, coffee table and two chairs
Kitchens have an island and two stools


1237 West features state-of-the-art technology throughout the building, in each unit, and in every bedroom.

Fiber optic internet service, providing approximately 42 Mbps of bandwidth in the building, with a live jack in every bedroom and living room; ready for Voice-over-IP and other network services too.
Satellite television service is provided in each unit -- in the main living space and each bedroom. The current satellite package offers65 channels.
802.11g Wi-Fi throughout all public areas, including lobby, study rooms, and laundry room.
All-inclusive utility package includes intra-building, local (312, 773, 847, 630, 708, 224 and 815) calls as well as 9-1-1 service

The Neighborhood
Located steps from DePaul University�s campus.
Located in the heart of Lincoln Park.
Located two blocks from the DePaul library.
Located four blocks from the Red/Purple/Brown CTA lines.

The building is in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, which is home to numerous restaurants, retail and shopping establishments. You will have plenty of opportunity to eat, shop and play, starting at the building�s first floor, which includes Starbucks, H&L Nail Spa, Uncle Sammy�s sandwiches, Ultimate Exposure Tanning center, Citibank and Sports Clips. Within blocks you will find Dominick�s Fresh Food Store, White Hen Pantry, Subway, McDonalds, Walgreen�s, among other food, retail and specialty stores.

From the moment you enter the building:

Doorman at all times � day and night
Dedicated 911 emergency telephone in each unit
Personalized key card access into the building and into your unit
Key lock access into each bedroom
Duress buttons installed in the parking area, laundry room and stairwells
Video cameras in public areas
Monitored perimeter door status

Download the2009-2010 Emergency Procedures Manual here

DePaul Public Safety Escort Services is available to 1237 WEST residents. Please visit http://publicsafety.depaul.edu/services/escort_hospital.asp

Limited indoor heated parking is available to residents. The building is located adjacent to a DePaul surface parking lot, where additional parking is available.

The following is required to qualify for indoor parking:
Proof that you own your car or that a parent or guardian has authorized your exclusive use
A valid driver�s license

Parking spaces will be assigned based upon availability. Access to the indoor garage is via the east-west alley immediately behind the building. The surface parking lot can be accessed by way of West Medill Avenue, just off of Racine Avenue.

Also, non-exclusive parking spaces may be available off site. We suggest that you contact DePaul University for parking availability.

The building will not have curfews or overly restrictive visitation policies. Therefore, we seek mature, responsible students.
The policies and procedures will substantially follow but are separate from DePaul�s Code of Conduct to help ensure a respectful environment.
The building is reserved exclusively for college and university students. Contracts are provided on a per-bed basis, and financial aid can be used to pay for housing charges.
Prior to move-in, you must read the 1237 West Resident Handbook, sign an acknowledgement, and submit it to us on your move-in day before you can receive your room key. Copies of the 1237 West Resident Handbook are available in the management office.

Download the2009-2010 Resident Handbook here

The building offers 15,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor. The building is currently occupied by the following tenants:
Uncle Sammy�s sandwiches
H&L Nail Spa
Ultimate Exposure Tanning Center
Sports Clips

COMING SOON! Duck Walk, a new Thai restaurant is coming to the building. The restaurant will be located next to Sports Clips.

Please check back for updates.

Apply Now to live at 1237 West!

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A furnished on-site model unit is available.

To schedule a tour, please call 773.395.4500 or write to us at info@1237west.com

Office hours are Monday-Friday 9-5 and Saturdays by appointment only.

Contact Us

Please call or write us for additional information at:

1237 West
1237 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Office Hours: M-F 9-5pm, Saturday by appointment

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to live at 1237 West?
The building is available to DePaul University students, regardless of age or class standing. The building will also welcome students attending other Chicago-area universities. You will need a valid student identification number to reside at the building.

What is included in the rent?
Utilities (heat, air, gas, electric, water)
Satellite TV connections (in each bedroom and living room area)
High-speed Internet access (each bedroom and living room have Ethernet port)
24-hour doorman/security
Furniture package
Use of all building amenities

When are payments due?
Payments are due on a quarterly basis and on the following dates:

September 1, 2009
December 15, 2009
March 15, 2010

We offer a 5% discount if you are able to pay your entire housing fee upfront (by move-in).
If you are using financial aid, we adjust your payment dates (see below).

Will my financial aid cover 1237 West's housing charges?
1237 West's charges can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay your housing charges. We work with the student and adjust payment dates according to disbursement of aid. Please visit the Financial Aid tab.

When can I move into 1237 West?
If you are a returning resident, you can either elect to extend your contract or enter into a new contract with us. If you are a new resident, we offer both an academic term contract (September 2009 - June 2010) or calendar term contracts (September 2009 - August 2010). For those students moving into the building in September, our move-in dates are September 3rd and 4th. Please visit the NEW RESIDENTS tab for move-in information.

DePaul incoming freshmen are permitted to move into the building on August 29th, as they must participate in the Discover/Explore Chicago program.

Will I have to share a bedroom?
All units offers single occupancy bedrooms, so there will only be one bed, wardrobe, desk and chair in each bedroom.

Are private bathrooms available?
Definitely. Select units offer this amenity.

Can I live with my friends?
Absolutely. The building offers two-, three- and four-person units. You can select your roommates, or we can help match you with other students. If you can fill an entire unit with friends, we will allow you to pick your location in the building (subject to availability).

Each unit is contracted by bedroom, rather than by unit. This means that you are only responsible for paying for yourself and not your roommates. Even if your roommates move out, you never have to pay housing charges for anyone but yourself.

Are the units furnished?
Yes. Every unit is filled with furnishings designed exclusively byHerman Miller. Residents will receive a furniture package containing:

Extra-long twin bed
Desk with chair
Wardrobe and area rug
Sofa in living room
Lounge chairs in living room
Storage unit in living room
Coffee table in living room
Stools for kitchen island

Care of common area furnishings is the responsibility of all roommates. All of the furniture/furnishings placed in the unit at occupancy cannot be removed from either your unit or building. They may be moved between bedrooms within the same unit.

Can I park my car at 1237 West?
The building contains approximately 55 heated indoor spaces, which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The building is located beside a DePaul surface parking lot, where limited parking spaces are also available. If you are interested in qualifying for an indoor parking space, please indicate so on your housing application.


1237West LLC's ("1237West") mission is to support independent, considerate interaction among mature university and college students. While security is a critical concern, we expect to operate the building in much the same way as the experience of entering any upscale apartment or condominium building.

1237West assumed management responsibility of the building in September 2007 and maintains regular office hours in the management office, located on the first floor of the building. There are four full-time office staff, three building engineers as well as eight (8) live-in RAs (that are also DePaul students). To reach the management office, please feel free to call or email:

Main Office
1237 West Fullerton
tel: 773 395 4500
fax: 773 395 4567

Nori Greenstein
773 661 5111

Mary Jane Resendiz
Assistant Director
773 661 5110

Laura Myren
Resident Services Manager
773 661 5106

Reuel Abraham
Residence Life Manager
773 661 5112

MJH Education Assistance Illinois IV LLC (MJH) is the building owner. MJH was formed by the MJH Education and Healthcare Assistance Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation that exclusively supports DePaul University. Other entities formed by the foundation have assisted DePaul University in constructing and acquiring housing to support DePaul University students. MJH developed and operates 1237 West.

MJH's name-sake is Michael J. Horne who was born in Western Pennsylvania in 1939. He attended high school in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While taking post-graduate courses at UCLA in English Literature, he also served as a Teaching Assistant there.

In his short life, his talents and capabilities propelled his professional pursuits in a myriad of different directions. As a young man, his desire to change the world and love of humanity led him to pursue social work as a vocation. Later, unable to deny his artistic soul, his strong visual sense and technical expertise inspired him to express himself as a professional photographer. Eventually, his inclination toward business inherited from his family prompted a natural turn, which led to a successful career in real estate development.

On a personal level, he exuded warmth that few men possess. He was a man who loved opera and muscle cars with equal passion.

He possessed a charm and complexity that is often found in characters crafted by Chicago's literary Nobel Laureate, Saul Bellow - "... an artist and intellectual and yet a businessman too; comfortable on the street, in the halls of academia and in the boardroom, too." While at home in all those venues, Michael's first love was English Literature.

Michael passed away in 1985 of a heart attack. At the time of his death, he had lived a full life but only begun to scrape the surface of his promise. While his sudden loss touched his many friends and family, none were as bereft as his fiance and best friend, Eileen Dunne. The intensity of the relationship between them led Michael's family to recognize that his memory would be honored well through support of Catholic educational institutions, as had the family of Eileen. Continuing that effort in Chicago where her family has been so active unites all of those interests.


Welcome, new residents. We have compiled information that will be useful as you plan to make 1237 WEST your home for the 2009-10 year.

Posting Guidelines - NEW
When hanging posters/art in your unit, please only use small nails or tacks - do NOT use gummy paste/squares or anchors/screws. Please do not post any items on your windows that are visible from the exterior.

Welcome Home Announcement
Please read this announcement as this contains important information about the 1237 WEST team, payments, email notifications, mail and packages, internet and phone, as well as guest policies.

DePaul Public Safety Escort Service
DePaul University Public Safety Department provides an escort service for students, staff and faculty whose circumstances require them to travel alone on campus, in isolated areas after dark, during times of low activity on campus or whenever there is concern for one's own personal safety, including providing transportation to the nearest hospital. Residents of 1237 WEST can use this service.
For additional information, visit: http://publicsafety.depaul.edu/services/escort_hospital.asp

Unit Phone Numbers
Each unit is equipped with a house phone. The front security desk will use this phone to announce your guests, and you will be able to call other units as well as place local Chicago-area calls (773, 312, 847, 224, 708, 630, and 815). You can receive both local and long distance calls on this phone. Please click here for your unit phone number, which you can share with your family and friends.

DirecTV Channel Lineup
We offer 65 channels to our residents in each bedroom and the living room areas. Click here for a channel lineup.

Internet Connection
You must register the Ethernet port in your bedroom and living room area in order to connect to the Internet. Wireless internet is only provided in all public areas of the building. Pleaseclick here for registration instructions.

Resident Handbook
This handbook provides a summary of all housing policies and procedures, community policies, building rules and regulations, along with community standards and enforcement procedures. When you sign a Housing Agreement, you agree to abide by the policies set forth inthis document. Please be sure to review the Resident Handbook prior to move-in.

Emergency Procedures Manual
Please familiarize yourself with the Emergency Procedures Manual, which outlines the safety evacuation routes, should an emergency arise.

Floor Plans
Want to see the layout of the floors and locate your assigned bed space? Please click here to see our floor plans for Floors 2-5 or click here to see the floor plan of the 6th Floor.

Roommate Information
For roommate information, please email{mailto:laura@1237west.com,laura@1237west.com}. We are only able to provide roommate information for residents that have signed Housing Agreements. In the meantime, you can visit the 1237 WEST Facebook page to discuss roommate placement.
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Moving Recommendations
Click here to see the list of existing furnishings in your unit, as well as a recommended packing list.

Move-In Instructions
Please click here for detailed move-in instructions.