Finding a roommate is completely in your hands. Room pairing and matching is completely random unless you sign up for a room with a friend. We do not have a roommate matcher or finders for you to use, but search for the "NIU Class of..." Facebook groups to speak with other incoming students. Quite a few students have found people they would like to room with through these groups. If you have questions about the groups, contact Undergraduate Admissions.
You can also select a room in one of the Living-Learning Communities and be paired with someone from the same major or educational interest. Living-Learning Communities are set up based on several courses of study.
Outside of those two options, any student can go online and pick any room if they are eligible to live in that space.
During room sign up, one person (the "designee") will select a room for all roommates. This person must have your Z-ID and your roommate PIN. You can find your roommate PIN by going to Housing Signup and clicking on Roommates. The designee will select a room and meal plans for all other roommates.
If you have already signed up for a room, you can no longer pull in a roommate to live in your room. However, if the person you want to be roommates with has not signed up for housing yet, they are eligible to live in your room, and there is a bed available in your room, they may sign up to live with you. If both of you have already signed up for separate rooms, you can both make a room change at a special time during room sign up. See the room sign up schedule.
You can look up your roommates at any time by going to MyNIU > Campus Housing Sign Up > Roommates. Before move in day you will receive a letter from us with information about your roommate.
Living with a roommate is an important part of your college experience. Your Community Advisor is trained on assisting students with roommate issues that may arise. Learn more about roommates.
Vacant bed spaces in your room or suite may be booked by other students also going through the room sign up process.
No. During room sign up, one person (the "designee") will select a room for all roommates. This person must have your Z-ID and your roommate PIN. You can find your roommate PIN by going to Housing Signup and clicking on Roommates. The designee will select a room and meal plans for all other roommates.
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