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Eligibility & Requirements


To live in the Honors House a student must first apply for admission into the University Honors Program. Once accepted into the University Honors Program, you may indicate your preference to live in the Honors House at any time before the housing decision deadline. (Due to high demand, we recommend that if you are interested in living in the Honors House, you send in your decision to Housing & Residential Services as soon as possible.)


If you have not yet received information or have questions about submitting a housing contract and room selection, contact NIU Housing & Residential Services at 815-753-1525 or


To retain residency in the University Honors House, you must:

  1. Earn three or more hours of University Honors credit or complete a non-enrollment form for each semester you are in residence. The Assistant Director of the Honors Program must approve the non-enrollment form.
  2. Remain in good standing with the University Honors Program.  Good standing requires that:
    1. Lower Division Honor students earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 with 3.20 in Honors coursework.
    2. Upper Division Honor students must hold at least a 3.2 GPA both in their Honors and overall coursework.
  3. Adhere to the standards and policies of the University Honors Program, University Honors House, your NIU Residence Hall Contract and the NIU Student Code of Conduct.
  4. Attend floor organization meetings as designated by the floor's Community Advisor.
  5. Attend at minimum four events as organized by your House Leaders each academic year.
  6. Sign and abide by the University Honors House Residential Agreement.