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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, and/or are over the age of 24.

Our staff is dedicated to assisting students in finding the resources they need to be more successful at NIU, whether those resources involve locating housing options, carpooling opportunities, locker space, free coffee, or computer access. Please visit 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? Visit us on YouTube!


Appreciation Week

Date: Week of April 13-19

Town Hall and Appreciation Dinner (Thurs., April 17) : CLB 100

Time: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Have your voice heard! Join us and a group of your peers to discuss campus issues as we treat you to dinner at our first town hall meeting. **UPDATE** Thanks to the positive responses we got to this event we have booked all our slots. We apologize to all those who would have liked to take part in this event. We look forward to hosting this event again in the future.


Both the Military Student Services and the Off-Campus Non-Traditional Student Services offices will be closed on the last Friday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a combined staff meeting.

The following are the Spring Semester 2014 scheduled dates:

April 25

"Looking for

Off-Campus Housing?"

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Find Housing


"Interested in renting furniture?"

Check out CORT's student packages!