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Welcome to Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services at Northern Illinois University!


Our department is a resource center and lounge space for any type of NIU student. Although we welcome anyone to our office and lounge space, we focus our attention and expertise on students who live off campus, commute from home, have children, are military students, are online learners, and/or are over the age of 24.

Our staff is dedicated to assisting students in finding the resources they need to be successful in their NIU studies, whether those resources involve locating housing options, carpooling opportunities, locker space, free coffee, or computer access. Please visit or contact our office in the lower level of the Holmes Student Center, rooms 023J and 023K. We would be more than happy to assist you!

Interested in learning more about our office? Please register with us so we can keep you informed about our latest office activities. Also, please visit us on YouTube!

IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION: Our office will be going through a process of reorganization for the rest of the academic calender year. Please read this important announcement from the University regarding the upcoming co-locating of OCNTSS and MSS!

For our veteran student population, Military Student Services has moved to the Campus Life Building, Room 240. Please visit them there for all your certifying needs during the summer/fall registration period.



Off-Campus Housing Fair

Date: Oct. 29

Time: 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Location: Chick Evans Field House

Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services will be hosting its annual Off-Campus Housing Fair at the Chick Evans Fieldhouse. We'll have many of the major local properties available for students to ask questions and get information. This is a great chance to learn what off-campus living options are available. Key NIU partners will be there as well, including Student Legal Services and Health Services. We'll have prize drawings and drinks available!

S.W.A.N. Meeting

Date: TBA

Time: 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Location: OCNTSS Lounge

Students Who are Non-Traditional (S.W.A.N.) would like to invite all Non-Traditional Students to its second meeting of the year. We will be planning this semester's events! All are welcome!

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