Thank you for your interest in living in Northern View Community! Our primary contracting period is from March-May for the following academic year; however, we accept application on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply early. During the academic year we will continue to offer contracts to individuals on our waitlist if openings arise. Current residents will receive intent forms in December, for the following academic year, and will have first priority to stay in Northern View Community. Then in March, all open apartments will be contracted to new prospective residents, in the order of which they have applied.
To apply: Print the application below and return to the Northern View Community Center Office in person, or by mail. All applications require a non-refundable, $25 application fee, check or money-order only (unless currently living in NIU on-campus housing). When your application and application fee are received, you will be added to the waitlist and contacted when our contracting period opens or as soon as an opening becomes available. If you are offered a contract, you will have 10 business days to accept and submit a $125 deposit fee, check or money order only (unless currently living in NIU on-campus housing).
Buildings 3 & 5
Buildings 3 and 5 are open to all NIU students who are at least 20+ years old or two full years post-high school. Students contract for one bedroom in a single-gender two-bedroom unit, they are typically placed with a random roommate, and these buildings do not accommodate dependents.
Buildings 2, 4 & 6
Northern View Community Buildings 2, 4, and 6, are known as the Family style buildings and have one, two, and three-bedroom units available. Here residents contract for the entire apartment, they are responsible for finding their own roommates, and are able to have non-NIU student dependents live with them, such as children, spouses and partners, so long as they fill out the appropriate paperwork.
There are only 6 one-bedroom and 6 three-bedroom units in the community and the waitlist may be extensive at times. Be sure to indicate on your application the order of your preferences so we can best accommodate you if your first choice is not available.