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Living With a Roommate


  • Give each other a chance. Take some time to get acquainted. The first week on campus is stressful for everyone.
  • All students do not arrive by the first day of classes. We do not begin making room changes until 10 days after the start of each semester to ensure that we know where there really are available spaces.
  • Hall staff is available to assist you in exploring your concerns and mediating roommate conflicts.
  • Housing administration does not make one resident move out because the other student is requesting his/her roommate be removed except in very few documented and confirmed serious cases of policy/criminal violations (incident or police reports have been filed; there was a finding of guilt or arrest), and these violations are directly related to the residential living situation.
  • If you or anyone of our resident students are dealing with roommates conflicts, first we recommend that you connect with the Community Advisor on your floor or community. Our CAs have received extensive training on roommate mediation. If a satisfactory resolution cannot be reached with the assistance of the CA, then we recommend meeting with the Hall Director in you building. Your hall director may be able to explore other options, including moving to another room, if space is available.

Housing and Residential Services
housing@niu.edu
815-753-1525

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