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Take a look at our residence halls to find the one that's a great fit for your lifestyle.

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Only available to upper-division students. Modern amenities near arts, music, engineering and business classes.

Modern, 12-story towers with secure OneCard door access. Located near New Hall Dining and Stevenson's retail dining center.

Near the Holmes Student Center, the Huskie Bus turnaround and classes in DuSable, Watson and Reavis academic halls. Neptune's fireplace lounge and other study areas are popular among residents.

Our most popular residence hall, with cluster-style living and minisuites where residents share a restroom with one other roommate.

Our on-campus apartment alternative to traditional residence hall living for our upper-division students, nontraditional population and students with families. Features a spacious courtyard and community center with 24-hour access.

Four 12-story towers located at the western edge of campus and near sports fields. Home to the Stevenson retail dining center.

Room Types and Rates

Meal Plan
Huskie Block 12
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A meal plan that provides 12 meals per week and $100 Dining Dollars per semester. Included in the base room rate for Gilbert, Grant, Neptune, New Hall and Stevenson.

Double Room

$ 5,440
per semester

Single Room

$ 5,440
per semester

Double Room

$ 5,440
per semester

Single Room

$ 5,440
per semester

Double Room

$ 4,954
per semester

Single Room

$ 4,954
per semester

Single Minisuite

$ 6,969
per semester

Rates do not include a meal plan.

Traditional Apartments

Starting at
$3,860
per semester

Family-style Apartments

Starting at
$3,860
per semester

Double Room

$ 5,404
per semester

Suite Without Bathroom

$ 5,404
per semester

Suite With Bathroom

$ 5,404
per semester

Single Room

$ 5,404
per semester

Dining

Learn more about meal plans.


In-hall dining

All You Care To Eat Dining located in Neptune Central

In-hall dining

All You Care To Eat Dining located in the New Hall Community Center

In-hall dining ( Huskie Block Plan or Dining Dollars required)

Quick Look


Mixed coed floors

Students living in a room together are assigned based on the same gender, but they may live next door to someone else with a different gender.

Some single-gender areas may be available.

Mixed coed floors

Students living in a room together have the same gender, but they may live next to someone else with a different gender.

Some single-gender areas may be available.

Mixed coed floors

Students living in a room together have the same gender, but they may live next to someone else with a different gender.

Some single-gender areas may be available.

Mixed coed clusters

Students living in a minisuite together have the same gender, but they may live next to someone else with a different gender.

Some single-gender areas may be available.

Apartments

Students living in traditional apartments together have the same gender, but they may live next to someone else with a different gender.

Family-style apartments are also available for students with a dependent child, children, spouse or partner.

Mixed coed floors

Students living in a room or suite together have the same gender, but they may live next to someone else with a different gender.

Some single-gender areas may be available.

Privacy-enhanced shared restrooms

Restrooms are shared with residents of the same gender living on your floor. Restrooms have separate, curtained single-person shower stalls with private changing areas.

Privacy-enhanced shared restrooms

Restrooms are shared with residents of the same gender living on your floor. Restrooms have separate, curtained single-person shower stalls with private changing areas.

Privacy-enhanced shared restrooms

Restrooms are shared with residents of the same gender living on your floor. Restrooms have separate, curtained single-person shower stalls with private changing areas.

Private minisuite bathroom

A private bathroom is shared with the other person living in your minisuite.

At least one full bathroom in each apartment

Apartments with one and two bedrooms have one full, standalone bathroom. Three-bedroom apartments have one master bathroom and one standalone bathroom.

Privacy-enhanced shared restrooms

Restrooms are shared with residents of the same gender living on your floor. Restrooms have separate, curtained single-person shower stalls with private changing areas.

If living in a suite with a bathroom, you will share a restroom with up to three other residents.

In-hall laundry room

Located on the ground floor.

In-hall laundry rooms

Located in the basement of each tower.

In-hall laundry rooms

Located in Neptune Central.

Laundry room in each cluster

Washer and dryer in apartments

In-hall laundry rooms

Located in the basement of each tower.

24-hour secure hall access

Students use their NIU OneCard to access their building, plus their OneCard and a PIN to access their room.

24-hour secure hall access

Students use their NIU OneCard to access their building, plus their OneCard and a PIN to access their room.

24-hour secure hall access

Students use their NIU OneCard to access their building, plus their room key to access their floor and their room.

24-hour secure hall access

Students use their NIU OneCard to access their building, their OneCard and a PIN to access their cluster and a room key to access their room.

24-hour secure hall access

Students use a key to access their building and their apartment.

24-hour secure hall access

Students use their NIU OneCard to access their building, plus their room key to access their floor and their room.

HD cable TV

50+ channels

HD cable TV

50+ channels

HD cable TV

50+ channels

HD cable TV

50+ channels

HD cable TV

50+ channels

HD cable TV

50+ channels

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Neptune East only.

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Elevators

Elevators

Elevator serving some areas

Elevator serves Neptune Central and part of Neptune West. If you require an accommodation, we can help.

Elevators

No elevators

If you require an accommodation, we can help.

Elevators

Fitness Room

Available to all students.

Fitness Room

Available to all students.

Public computer workstations and AnywherePrinting

Public computer workstations and AnywherePrinting

Public computer workstations and AnywherePrinting

Public computer workstations and AnywherePrinting

Public computer workstations and AnywherePrinting

Public computer workstations and AnywherePrinting

Communities

These are Living-learning or Special Interest Communities that you may optionally sign up to live in. Each community has its own eligibility requirements.


Furniture and Storage Provided


Bed

Mattress

Closet

Desk

Chair

MicroFridge (combination microwave, fridge and freezer)

Roller shade window treatments

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Bed

Mattress

Closet

Desk

Chair

MicroFridge (combination microwave, fridge and freezer)

Window drapes

Photos

Bed

Mattress

Closet

Desk

Chair

MicroFridge (combination microwave, fridge and freezer)

Window drapes

Photos

Bed

Mattress

Closet

Desk

Chair

Minifridge (combination fridge and freezer with microwaves located in the cluster)

Window blinds

Photos

Stove

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Garbage disposal

Microwave

Washer

Dryer

No other furnishings are provided.

Photos

Bed

Mattress

Wardrobe (one per person)

Dresser

Desk

Chair

MicroFridge (combination microwave, fridge and freezer)

Window drapes

Photos

Distance from Other Points of Interest

You're right by your classes when you live on campus. Here are our travel time estimates depending on if you walk or bike. You can also see our campus map, check out the full walking guide or look up Huskie Line bus schedules.

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Open During Breaks

Only some halls are open during winter and summer breaks.


Winter Break

Not open during winter break. You can leave your items in your room during the break, but you will need to leave your room after classes end in the fall and return in January.

Winter Break

Not open during winter break. You can leave your items in your room during the break, but you will need to leave your room after classes end in the fall and return in January.

Winter Break

Neptune West is open during winter break. Residents living in Neptune West can optionally sign a winter break contract and stay in Neptune West during the winter break.

If you don't live in Neptune West and you don't sign a winter break contract, you can leave your items in your room during the break, but you will need to leave your room after classes end in the fall and return in January.

Winter Break

Only New Hall West is open during winter break. Residents living in New Hall West can optionally sign a winter break contract and stay in New Hall West during the winter break.

If you don't live in New Hall West and you don't sign a winter break contract, you can leave your items in your room during the break, but you will need to leave your room after classes end in the fall and return in January.

Winter Break

Open during winter break. Winter break housing is included in the standard Northern View contract.

Winter Break

Not open during winter break. You can leave your items in your room during the break, but you will need to leave your room after classes end in the fall and return in January.

Summer

Not open during the summer.

Summer

Not open during the summer.

Summer

Not open during the summer.

Summer

New Hall West is open during the summer to students just starting at NIU during the summer, or students already enrolled at NIU for either the spring semester or following fall semester.

Summer

Available as an extra option during room selection.

Summer

Not open during the summer.

Accommodations

We determine accommodations on a case-by-case basis and not all the options listed here may be available to you. Learn about requesting an accommodation. Accommodations other than the ones listed here may also be available.


Visual alerting devices; braille signage; multiple room types including singles and doubles; access to private bathroom facilities and other privacy-related accommodations; wheelchair accessible buildings, laundry facilities, and toilet, sink and shower facilities; adapted height desks, closets and beds; wireless transmitters to automatically open power doors; keyless entry doors; quiet lifestyle and alcohol-free floors; meal plan changes

Visual alerting devices; braille signage; multiple room types including singles and doubles; access to private bathroom facilities and other privacy-related accommodations; wheelchair accessible buildings, laundry facilities, and toilet, sink and shower facilities; adapted height desks, closets and beds; wireless transmitters to automatically open power doors; keyless entry doors; quiet lifestyle and alcohol-free floors; meal plan changes

Visual alerting devices; braille signage; multiple room types including singles and doubles; access to private bathroom facilities and other privacy-related accommodations; wheelchair accessible buildings, laundry facilities, and toilet, sink and shower facilities; adapted height desks, closets and beds; wireless transmitters to automatically open power doors; keyless entry doors; quiet lifestyle and alcohol-free floors; meal plan changes

Visual alerting devices; braille signage; multiple room types including singles; access to private bathroom facilities and other privacy-related accommodations; wheelchair accessible buildings, laundry facilities, and toilet, sink and shower facilities; adapted height desks, closets and beds; wireless transmitters to automatically open power doors; keyless entry doors; quiet lifestyle and alcohol-free floors; meal plan changes

Visual alerting devices; braille signage; wheelchair accessible buildings, laundry facilities, and toilet, sink and shower facilities; wireless transmitters to automatically open power doors; keyless entry doors

Visual alerting devices; braille signage; multiple room types including singles, doubles and suites; access to private bathroom facilities and other privacy-related accommodations; wheelchair accessible buildings, laundry facilities, and toilet, sink and shower facilities; adapted height desks, closets and beds; wireless transmitters to automatically open power doors; keyless entry doors; quiet lifestyle and alcohol-free floors; meal plan changes

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