101 Neptune East
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1525
On-campus living provides unique opportunities for student academic and social involvement. All single, new freshman students who will not have reached their 21st birthday by September 1, and who are not residing with their parents or legal guardians, or are not the custodial parent of a dependent child, must live in University residence halls as long as space is available. If students required to live on campus do not sign up for housing, they will be automatically charged for a double room.
Learn more about the university residency requirement.
Room sign up for the fall/spring semesters begins in mid-February for students who currently live in the residence halls and late March for new students. You will receive your lottery number and information about the first date you can begin selecting a room in the mail before this time. After the lottery period is over, you can sign up for a room at any time.
New residents who sign a housing contract after the lottery period is over will not receive a lottery number and they can sign up for housing at any time.
If a student's preferred room is not available, they must sign up for housing using their second housing preference. Beginning April 1 through August 10 a student can log back into the housing room sign up system and switch to a different room if it becomes available.
Fall Move-In begins in late August.
If students required to live on campus per the university residency requirement do not sign up for housing, they will be automatically charged for a double room.
Yes. New for this year, if you wish to change your room selection before the semester begins in August, you can go back online and choose a new room from the rooms available. If the room you wish is not available when you log into your account, you are welcome to keep checking frequently because room availability changes throughout the late spring and early summer.
During room sign up, one person (the "designee") will select a room for all roommates. The designee must have registration information for all roommates and will be responsible for selecting the desired room.