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FAQ: Roommates

How do I sign up with my roommate?

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.

Can I choose my roommate even though I've already signed up for a room?

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.

How do I find out who my roommate is?

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.

What if I don't like my 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.

What happens if I sign up for housing without a roommate?

Vacant bed spaces in your room or suite may be booked by other students also going through the room sign up process.

If my roommate signs up for housing and pulls me into a room, do I still have to sign up for housing?

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.

Housing & Dining
101 Neptune East
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1525
housingdining@niu.edu

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