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.
Apply and be admitted to NIU.
Submit your housing contract and prepayment
Find a roommate or let us choose one for you
If you have a roommate in mind, you can sign up together for housing. Otherwise, if you sign up for a room without choosing a roommate in advance, we'll randomly assign one for you. Vacant bed spaces in your room or suite may be booked by other students also signing up.
Select a room online
Go online and select any room that you're eligible for. There's lots of choices, so check out a comparison of our residence halls if you're not sure where you want to live yet. You can also look up which residential communities you're eligible to live in.
Number Sign Up as Early as 11101 – 11200 Tues. Mar. 6, 2018, 3 p.m. or later 11201 – 20108 Tues. Mar. 6, 2018, 4 p.m. or later 20109 – 20121 Wed. Mar. 7, 2018, 3 p.m. or later 20122 – 20129 Wed. Mar. 7, 2018, 4 p.m. or later 20130 – 20206 Thurs. Mar. 8, 2018, 3 p.m. or later 20207 – 20218 Thurs. Mar. 8, 2018, 4 p.m. or later 20219 – 20300 Friday. Mar. 9, 2018, 3 p.m. or later 20301 and up Friday. Mar. 9, 2018, 4 p.m. or later
You'll learn more about NIU, your classes, and what to expect on move-in day.
Get a parking permit
Bringing a car to campus? Buy your parking permit at orientation.
Pack your things
Buy everything you need for your new room. See a packing list.
Friday, August 24, 2018
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.
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.
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.
Look up your roommate contact information before move-in day
Log into Housing Sign Up and select Roommates.
Friday, August 24, 2018
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