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