Skip navigation

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.

  • 1

    Sign your contract and select a room

    If you previously lived in the halls, you can renew your contract and select a room during these times. You will not need to make any prepayment unless you are returning to the residence halls after living off-campus for more than a semester. In that case, you'll need to make a $150 prepayment when you sign your contract.

    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 contract. Learn more about signing up for housing with roommates.

    Sign Contract and Select Room

    Same Room Sign Up
    February 5, 10 a.m. – February 12, 10 a.m.
    Sign up to keep your current room next year
    Same Floor/Cluster Sign Up
    February 12, 10 a.m. – February 19, 10 a.m.
    Select another room on your current floor or cluster
    Add a Roommate
    February 19 - 20, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Both you and a roommate can visit the Housing Office to get added to the same room if one of you has already signed up between Feb. 5 and Feb. 19.


    Number Sign Up as Early as
    1 – 400 Wed. Feb. 21, 2018, 9 a.m. or later
    401 – 800 Wed. Feb. 21, 2018, 11 a.m. or later
    801 – 1200 Wed. Feb. 21, 2018, 1 pm. or later
    1201 – 1600 Wed. Feb. 21, 2018, 3 p.m. or later
    1601 – 2000 Thurs. Feb. 22, 2018, 9 a.m. or later
    2001 – 2400 Thurs. Feb. 22, 2018, 11 a.m. or later
    2401 – 2800 Thurs. Feb. 22, 2018, 1 p.m. or later
    2801 – 3600 Thurs. Feb. 22, 2018, 3 p.m. or later

    Sign up for a different floor or LLC during the lottery.

    Look up your lottery number

    Sign Up Open to all Returning Residents
    February 22, 4 p.m. – March 6, 9:00 a.m.
    Sign up for a different floor or LLC — now open to all returning residents.
    Offline/In-Person Sign Up
    March 6 – March 9, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    If you haven't selected a room yet, visit the Housing Office to choose a room in person. Online sign up is unavailable for returning residents during this time.
    Sign Up Open to All Students
    March 9, 5 p.m. – September 4, 9 a.m.
    Sign-up opens to all students, including incoming freshmen.
  • 2

    Look up your roommate contact information before move-in day

    Log into Housing Sign Up and select Roommates.

  • 3

    Move-In Day

    Friday, August 24, 2018

Was this page helpful?


How can we make it better? What were you trying to find? We read your feedback!

Thanks! We appreciate your feedback.

Housing and Residential Services

Contact Us

Like Us on Facebook