Move in for Stevenson, Grant, New Hall, Neptune, and Gilbert residents begins on Friday, August 19, 2016. Move in for Northern View Community residents begins on Friday, August 12, 2016. Stay tuned for more information in the weeks leading up to move in day!
We're excited to welcome you to your residence hall, the NIU campus and the DeKalb community. Residence Hall opening day marks the official start of NIU Welcome Days.
As you prepare to move to campus, be sure to read about our suggestions for items to pack.
What to Expect
A team of faculty, staff and students, referred to as Team NIU, will greet you and help you check into your assigned hall. Team NIU volunteers will wear red shirts and will help carry your belongings to your room.
We ask you to check into your hall with a photo ID. Meanwhile, Team NIU volunteers will help unload vehicles and ask drivers to follow instructions from NIU police officers, who will direct traffic to the appropriate parking lot.
After checking into your assigned hall and securing your room key, you will reconnect with Team NIU volunteers to move your belongings to your room.
At 3:30 p.m., you will attend your first of several floor meetings to begin the process of entering your new community. Family members are invited to attend a residential informational meeting hosted by the residence hall complex coordinator. Afterward, family members and guests are invited to attend the Family Resource Fair and Dinner at NIU's Convocation Center.
Lofting Your Bed
We can help get your room set up your room just the way you want it before you move in. Come back soon to let us know how you'd like your bed lofted.
Double Loft (Bunking)
Sorry, due to the way Neptune Hall is built, we can't offer bed lofting.
Sorry, beds can't be lofted in Northern View Community.
Early Arrival Information
Various groups and organizations are scheduled to move into the residence halls prior to move in day. These groups and organizations have made the necessary arrangements for their members to move into their room assignments.
Please be aware of road construction! Use the links below to plan your route to NIU.