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Fall Room Sign Up


We're excited that you're interested in joining our residence hall community in the fall. The residence halls and Northern View Community apartments are great places to find your niche on campus. Whether you are a new first year, transfer or a returning upper class student, life on campus is full of opportunities to get engaged! When you live on campus you have the distinct advantage to be surrounded by resources at your fingertips to help you achieve success.

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    Receive the Room Selection Information Packet in your student mailbox

    You will receive the Room Selection Information Packet in your student mailbox. Use this information, along with information on our website, to decide which residence hall is best for you.

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    Sign your contract and select a room

    February 5

    If you have previously live in the halls, when you choose a room online for next fall, you will renew your Housing Agreement. You will not need to make any payment unless you are returning to the halls after not residing in them for a semester. In that case, you must sign a new agreement and make the $150 payment. Students completing this process in early spring will be able to complete a Housing Agreement online or by mail.

    If you have a roommate you would like to live with, you will need that person's Z-ID and roommate PIN when you select your room. That person must have also been accepted to NIU and completed a Housing Agreement. Learn more about signing up for housing with roommates.

    Same Room Sign Up

    Retain the same room from spring 2018

    February 5, 10 a.m. – February 12, 10 a.m.
    Same Floor Sign Up

    Retain a room on the same floor from spring 2018

    February 12, 10 a.m. – February 19, 10 a.m.
    Roommate Pull-In

    If you selected a room online between February 5 and February 19 and want to pull a roommate into your room, stop by Residential Administration office in Neptune East 101 during this time to add a roommate in person.

    February 19 - 20, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Lottery (Returning Residents)

    Residents are eligible to sign up at any point once their lottery number comes up. Room sign up will remain live for room selection but no new numbers will be released after 4 p.m. on these days.

    Look up your lottery number

    February 21, 9 a.m. – February 22, 4 p.m.

    Open Sign Up (Returning Residents)

    February 22, 4 p.m. – March 6, 9:00 a.m.
    Returning Resident Offline Sign Up Only

    In person, Neptune East 101

    March 6 – March 9, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Open Sign Up

    All students

    March 9, 5 p.m. – September 4, 9 a.m.
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    Move In Day

    Friday, August 24, 2018

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