Summer At NIU

Because there is no place like camp.

Housing and Dining

Residence Halls

  • For housing information, please review Residence Hall Descriptions
  • If you make a specific hall request, every effort is made to accommodate the needs of your group. However, operational issues, such as repairs and improvements, determine which halls will be available for summer service.
  • Types of populations are often grouped together in a hall to create efficiencies of space and reflect common factors among guests.
  • Overnight groups hosting participants under the age of 18 years must supply chaperones to live with the group in the hall. The ratio is one chaperone per twelve participants is required for groups with participants under the age of 18. Please budget for your chaperones.
  • Front desk staff are provided at the residence hall desk 24/7.
  • Summer operations function within the existing rules and regulations of the university and Student Code of Conduct (non-smoking, no alcohol or drugs, no candles, etc.). Rules and regulations may be adjusted to meet the demographics of the summer residents. This includes rules regarding hall guests, curfews, etc.
  • Once assigned to a room, guests cannot switch roommates without permission from the REMO office.
  • Rooms are supplied with a full set of furniture per guest. Beds are typically lofted at junior loft height (high enough for a three drawer dresser to be beneath the bed). If your guests are not able to use lofted beds, we will need to know in advance of their arrival. ADA rooms are available.

Residence Hall Descriptions

We have five residence halls that are used for summer overnight camp or conference housing.  The summer service schedules for repairs often determines space availability. We also work closely with your group to identify and place groups based on needs and proximity to activities.

New Residence Hall

New Residence Hall

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New Residence Hall features enhanced privacy single minisuites arranged in small group clusters of 12. Its community center is home to a food court, recreation facility and lounge.

Gilbert Hall

Gilbert Hall

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Located in the heart of campus, Gilbert Hall provides upper-division students with a living choice in close proximity to arts, engineering and business classes.

Grant Towers

Grant Towers

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Located at the northwestern edge of campus, Grant Towers features expanded double and single rooms.

Stevenson Towers

Stevenson Towers

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Stevenson is a group of four 12-story towers located at the western edge of campus. Residents enjoy its retail dining center, proximity to sports fields, and single, double and suite room layouts.

Neptune Hall

Neptune Hall

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Neptune is located centrally on campus across from the Holmes Student Center and adjacent to the Huskie Bus Turnaround. Residents also enjoy its fireplace lounge.

Dining

  • Dates of service in the dining halls follow the summer semester period. Please review the Dining website to make sure the dining center is open during your dates.
  • First meal served is breakfast on the first day of the summer semester and the last meal served is lunch on the last day of the summer semester.
  • The sponsoring entity is billed for the guaranteed meals and any additional meals above the guarantee. Individuals may pay for dining with a credit/debit card only with prior notification.

Hours

Dining halls serve three meals, seven days a week, as follows:

Breakfast: 7AM-8:30AM
Lunch/Brunch: 11AM- 1PM
Dinner: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Do your guests need meals on their own schedule?  

  • The Holmes Student Center has retail dining options with quick options available during the day.
  • Catering or box lunches can also be arranged through Dining Services. 

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Book Now or call 815-753-1744

Contact Us

Reservation and Event Management Office
Phone: 815-753-1744
hsc@niu.edu

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