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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 Bring
We provide as many comforts as possible so you can make your room your home. Here are some items that you'll want to bring when you move in, as well as other things that we already provide for you.
Things to Bring
- Twin XL sheets
- Pillow and pillow case
- Mattress pad
- Linens and towels
- Metal wastebasket
- Study lamps
- Clock/clock radio
- Clothing hangers
- Laundry hamper
- Shower caddy
- Ethernet cable (Cat5)
Things We Suggest You Bring
- Plates and bowls
- Cups and mugs
- Cutlery and utensils
- Food storage
- Surge protector
- USB flash drive
- Headphones or earbuds
- Under bed storage
Things We Provide
- Desk chair
- Cable TV hookup
- Laundry facilities
- Internet connection
Things to Leave at Home
- Some kinds of electrical appliances
- Open-element cooking appliances
- Pets (other than fish)
- Water beds
- Halogen lamps
- Plastic wastebaskets
What to Expect on Move In Day
Gilbert, Grant, Neptune, New Hall, and Stevenson open on Friday, August 19. Northern View Community opens for fall semester on Friday, August 12.
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.
Want to arrive early?
You can sign up to move in before the residence halls open for a daily early arrival fee.
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.
Typically acceptable appliances (UL approved) include computers, televisions, DVD players, game consoles, stereos, razors and fans. Some hair dryers or curling irons may require additional power and need to be used in public area bathrooms rather than individual resident rooms to avoid tripping circuit breakers.
Use surge protectors/power strips for all appliances, particularly computers, televisions, stereo equipment and game consoles. Lightweight extension cords and multiple outlet plugs without surge protectors create a safety hazard and are prohibited.
Electrical appliances with an enclosed heating element are permitted in the halls (e.g. popcorn makers, coffee pots) if used under continual supervision by the user. Open-ended heating elements and electrical appliances that may pose a fire hazard such as hot plates, hot pots, electric or contact grills, and space heaters, are prohibited.