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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:

  • Equipping students to follow Jesus faithfully and practically in everyday life
  • Cultivating genuine relationships and spaces of belonging which reflects Christ’s love for all people
  • Nurturing character and encouraging integrity within community
  • Promoting and maintaining a healthy living and learning residential environment

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.

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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



Name Title Contact Information
Heather Logue Dean of Residence Life Email:
Phone: (312) 329-4187
Katerina Elshaug Residence Director,
Smith Hall and Houghton floors 8–10
Phone: (312) 329-4356
Gwen Hill Residence Director,
Houghton floors 2–7
Phone: (312) 329-4203
Luke Humphreys Residence Director,
Culbertson floors 3-10 and 15
Phone: (312) 329-2029
Jean Seide Residence Director,
Culbertson floors 11–14, 16-19
Phone: (312) 329-2028
Venson Currington II Men's Ministry Graduate Residence Adviser Email:
Marvel Nimurungi Women's Ministry Graduate Residence Adviser Email:
Lauren Schmidt Assistant Dean of Housing & Student Concerns Email:
Phone: (312) 329-4205