Compare Halls and Rates

New Residence Hall

New Residence Hall

Gilbert Hall

Gilbert Hall

Grant Towers

Grant Towers

Stevenson Towers

Stevenson Towers

Neptune Hall

Neptune Hall

Northern View

Northern View

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All rates include a $92 ResNet Access and Support Charge for the support of technology in the residence halls and a $50 Residence Hall Surcharge used to cover bond fees.

New Residence Hall

Single Mini-Suite
$6772 per semester

Gilbert Hall

Double
$5440 per semester

Grant Towers

Single
$6323 per semester

Double
$5440 per semester

Stevenson Towers

Single
$6323 per semester

Double
$5440 per semester

Suite With Bathroom
$5440 per semester

Suite Without Bathroom
$5440 per semester

Neptune Hall

Double
$4892 per semester

Double Room Buyout
Same as a Double, except that you will not have a roommate.
$5775 per semester

Northern View Community

Traditional Apartments
Two-bedroom apartments starting at $3,762 * per semester

Family-Style Apartments
Two-bedroom apartments starting at $3,762 * per semester

All rates include a $92 ResNet Access and Support Charge for the support of technology in the residence halls and a $50 Residence Hall Surcharge used to cover bond fees.

New Residence Hall

Single Mini-Suite
$6828 per semester

Gilbert Hall

Double
$5440 per semester

Grant Towers

Single
$6323 per semester

Double
$5440 per semester

Stevenson Towers

Single
$6323 per semester

Double
$5440 per semester

Suite With Bathroom
$5440 per semester

Suite Without Bathroom
$5440 per semester

Neptune Hall

Double
$4892 per semester

Single
Available in Neptune East only.
$5775 per semester

Northern View Community

Currently full for fall 2019. See waitlist information.

Traditional Apartments
Two-bedroom apartments starting at $3,762 per semester

Family-Style Apartments
Two-bedroom apartments starting at $3,762 per semester


* Rate pending final approval.
† $50 Residence Hall Surcharge does not apply.

New options for fall 2019!
The Huskie Classic Plan and Huskie Block Plan are new starting fall 2019. If you're looking for the meal plan that's available to current spring 2019 residents, see the Huskie Unlimited Access Plan.
Huskie Classic Plan

Automatically included in your room and board rate.


This plan grants you unlimited dine-in access to All You Care to Eat dining centers in:

Residential Locations Dine-In To-Go Meals
New Hall
Gilbert
Neptune

You can optionally add 110, 220, 330 or 450 Flex Dollars to this plan that expire at the end of the academic year. You can use Flex Dollars to eat at more locations. See locations accepting Flex Dollars.

Learn more

 

Huskie Block Plan

Offers access to more locations and a to-go option.


Upgrade Option Additional Cost
12 meals with 20 Flex Dollars per week $272.50
12 meals with 30 Flex Dollars per week $400.00
12 meals with 40 Flex Dollars per week $512.50

This optional upgrade lets you eat at more locations and take meals to-go out of All You Care to Eat dining centers. You'll also be able to use this plan's meals and flex dollars at the food court in Stevenson Towers.

You'll get 12 meals per week with 20, 30 or 40 Flex Dollars that you can use each week at:

Location Dine-In To-Go Meals
New Hall
Gilbert
Neptune

All retail locations across campus, including: Stevenson Towers · Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bros. Bagels · East Side Café, proudly serving Starbucks · Sandella's · Huskie Den (opening 2019)

Meals expire at the end of each week. Flex dollars roll over up to two weeks in value.

Learn more

Northern View residents can select from meal plans offered to off-campus students.

Restrooms

Every mini-suite has a restroom. Restrooms are shared with your suitemate.

Restrooms are located on every floor.

Restrooms are located on every floor.

Restrooms are located on every floor. Some suites have their own restrooms (see Stevenson room types).

Restrooms are located on every floor.

One- and two-bedroom apartments have one full standalone bathroom. Three-bedroom apartments have one master bathroom and one standalone bathroom.

Laundry

All laundry services are paid for using Huskie Bucks. Learn more about laundry services on campus.

A washer and dryer are located in every cluster.

Laundry facilities are provided on the first floor.

Laundry facilities provided in the basement of each tower.

Laundry facilities are provided in the basement of each tower.

Laundry facilities are provided in Neptune North and Neptune Central.

Every unit has a washer and dryer.

Fitness

New Hall Fitness Room
Open to all residents on campus.

Gilbert Hall Fitness Room
Open to all residents on campus.

Safety and Security

In addition to a number of campus safety resources at NIU, every residence hall has:

  • solid core room doors with deadlocking latch hardware.
  • mandatory room door lock core changes when a key is reported missing.
  • corridor entrance doors locked at all times.
  • key operation of elevators at all times.
  • identification checks of residents and guests after 11 p.m.
  • requirement to escort guests at all times.
  • fines and disciplinary actions for violations of security regulations.
  • professional staff on call 24 hours a day.
  • Community Safety Centers in each residential area.

Accessibility

For students with disabilities, medical needs, or other situations that require accommodations or modifications to your Housing and Residential Services booking, we work with the Disability Resource Center, Health Services, the Counseling & Student Development Center, and the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center to determine what adaptations are appropriate and how we can best meet these needs. Learn more about accessibility considerations.


These communities strengthen connections between students and faculty within a chosen course of study. Learn more about Living-Learning Communities.

When you sign up for a room, you'll optionally be able to select one of these lifestyle options.

About room availability

Halls with Intensive Study Floors

Quiet hours 24/7 (except Friday evenings and Saturday noon to midnight)

Halls with Same-Gender Floors

Halls with Alcohol-Free Floors

These floors prohibit alcohol possession or use by students or their guests regardless of age. Students under 21 are not allowed to have alcoholic beverages anywhere on NIU's campus.

General Coed Living

Refrigerator, Freezer, and Microwave

HDTV

Residents have access to over 50 channels. Every room has one cable jack. Residents must provide their own television and coaxial cable. Televisions are located in the common areas of each floor or cluster.

Air Conditioning

Elevators

Residential Computing Spaces

Labs are equipped with Anywhere Printing, scanners, assistive technology workstations, and powered laptop tables. Learn more about labs.

Furniture Provided

We provide a bed, mattress, desk, and some other furniture in each room. Find out what to bring when you move in.

Bed, mattress, dresser, desk, chair, and window blinds.
See furniture and room measurements in New Residence Hall.

Bed, mattress, closet, desk, chair, and roller shade window treatments.
See furniture and room measurements in Gilbert Hall.

Bed, mattress, closet, desk, chair, and windows furnished with drapes.
See furniture and room measurements in Grant Towers.

Bed, mattress, wardrobe, dressers, desk, chair, and windows furnished with drapes.
See furniture and room measurements in Stevenson Towers.

Bed, mattress, closet, desk, chair, and windows furnished with drapes.
See furniture and room measurements in Neptune Hall.

All units are equipped with a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, washers and dryers. No other furnishings are provided.

Winter Break Housing

Only students living in halls designated for winter break housing may remain in the halls between the fall and spring semesters. An additional contract must be completed closer to winter break.

Summer Housing

In order to sign up for summer housing, new students to the university must be admitted to NIU and be enrolled for the summer semester. Currently enrolled students who are applying for summer school housing must be enrolled for either the previous spring semester or the following fall semester.

Available as an extra option during room selection. See See Traditional Apartment rates and Family-Style Apartment rates.


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