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FAQ: Choosing a Room

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How do I choose a room?

First, research the different hall options available at NIU and decide which one is best for you. After you've made a decision, you can begin the housing sign up process.

How much do rooms cost?

Are there tours?

Can I have a single room?

A limited number of single rooms are available in Stevenson, Grant and Gilbert. New Hall has suite-style living were each student has a private bedroom (like single room), and in addition to a usual single New Hall residents enjoy a vanity area and a bathroom only shared with one other person.

Are the floors coed?

All residence halls offer coed floors. Some halls also have single gender floors.

What are Living Learning Communities?

Every floor on campus promotes academic success and offers programming tied to transition students as they move through their years at college. Living Learning Communities go one step further in strengthening connections between students and faculty within a chosen course of study. Learn more about Living Learning Communities.

What are quiet lifestyle floors?

Quiet lifestyle floors enjoy quiet hours 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except for Friday evenings and noon to midnight Saturday).

What sizes are the beds?

Twin XL bed sheets will fit all of our beds easily, but for a tighter fit, see bed dimensions for each type of room on campus:

What if am in need of a medical or disability related housing accommodation?

Housing & Residential Services is able to provide a variety of adaptations for students with disabilities, medical needs, or other situations that require accommodations or modifications.

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