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Spring Room Sign Up


We're excited that you're interested in joining our residence hall community this spring. 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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Online room selection is closed. Contact us to select a room.

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  • 1

    Get Admitted

    You must apply and be admitted to Northern Illinois University before signing up for housing.

  • 2

    Learn about the residence halls

    Before room sign up begins, take some time to learn about NIU's residence halls and find the one that's a great fit for your lifestyle. You can even schedule a tour to experience the halls in person.

  • 3

    Complete your Housing Agreement

    October 31 at 10 a.m. – January 13

    Gilbert, Grant, Neptune, New Hall, Stevenson

    Complete your Housing Agreement

    You will complete your Housing Agreement and make a $150 payment. $25 of this payment is a non-refundable processing fee and the other $125 is a prepayment on your account.

    After you complete your Housing Agreement, you will receive a confirmation email in your NIU Z-ID email address with information related to your contract and room signup.

    If you don't want to do this online, you can also complete your Housing Agreement by mail.

    Northern View

    Call the Northern View office at 815-753-8439 to sign up for spring housing in Northern View.

  • 4

    Select a room online

    December 5 at 10 a.m. – January 10

    Online room selection is closed. Contact us to select a room.

    You will receive a Room Selection Information Packet in the mail. Use this packet, along with information on our website, to decide which residence hall is best for you. After you have made a decision, go online between these dates to sign up for a room.

    If you have a roommate you would like to live with, they must have also been accepted to NIU and completed a Housing Agreement. Learn more about signing up for housing with roommates.

  • 5

    Move in!

    January 13 at 10:00 a.m.

    You can check in at the front desk of your residence hall starting on Friday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. Learn about what to pack when you move in to the residence halls.