About CCI

Image Location

The Ayers College of Commerce and Industry is located on the north side of Northwestern’s Evanston Campus at:

2324 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60201-5100

Ayers CCI is located right across the road from SPAC (Sports Pavilion and Aquatics Center) and the North Beach, and minutes away from the Tech; Sargent and Elder dining halls.



Residential colleges are structured around a “theme” that provides a focus for academic and social programming. Ayers CCI seeks to promote a broad understanding of business (“commerce and industry”) and related institutions in the United States and the world. Our residents explore the realities of the business world through firesides, seminars and other programs.



ImageThe Building

The building CCI currently occupies was built in 1991. It houses 164 men and women in single and double-occupancy rooms. Men and women live in separate wings on each floor.



  • living room
  • TV lounge
  • recreation room
  • seminar room
  • computer lab
  • library
  • kitchenettes
  • vending machines
  • carpeted halls

Click here for more information about our facilities.


ImageThe average CCI rooms are among the biggest rooms on campus (~ 200 square feet). Furnishings in double-occupancy rooms include:

  • 2 desks
  • 2 desk chairs (cushioned)
  • 2 bunkable twin beds (80″ long)
  • 2 closets (built-in)
  • 2 dressers
  • 2 drawers on wheels
  • 2 shelves that hook to the bed (can be moved)
  • carpeted floor


View the floor layouts: