About


Michael Stang

Welcome from the Director

Approximately 5,000 NIU students live in the residence halls on our DeKalb campus each year.  Many of these students are freshmen or transfer students who are new to NIU, just like you.  In the NIU residence halls, students not only live together, they learn together, and they learn to lead.

Residence halls are great places to meet new people and form lifelong friendships.  Living on campus provides many opportunities to meet people from different cultures, countries, and ethnic backgrounds.  When you live in an NIU residence hall, you have the ability to quickly become a comfortable, full-fledged member of the NIU community.  Your residence hall is your new home, and the Housing & Dining staff is committed to providing you with a safe, supportive, and educationally empowering residential community.

Living in an NIU residence hall enhances your college experience.  Residence hall communities let you live and socialize with other students who share your academic and career goals.  Collaborative partnerships with faculty and student support services enable us to enhance your learning experience so that you can learn, grow, and be successful within a complex and diverse world.  We are dedicated to your academic success and support your personal pursuit of excellence.

Housing & Dining at NIU is dedicated to providing you with opportunities to develop the leadership skills necessary for both a successful academic career and a productive professional career.  The Residence Hall Association (RHA) provides opportunities for leadership through participation in the hall governance system.  These governing bodies make decisions about changes in the halls and ensure that the concerns of individual residents are heard by the larger University Community.  Future leaders are born and trained through these important leadership opportunities.

So welcome to the NIU residence halls where students live, learn, and lead together.

Michael Stang
Executive Director
Housing & Dining