- Two beds, one per person
- Two desks, one per person
- Two closets with drawers, one per person
- Two rolling chairs, one per person
- Ethernet ports
- Cable outlets
- USB outlets
- Window drapes
- Overhead lighting
- Mirror on door
- Hardwood vinyl flooring
Gilbert is for upper-division students only
Gilbert Hall is only available to juniors, seniors and transfer students. If you are a freshman or sophomore, we recommend checking out one of our other residence halls.
|Bedroom||Approximately 14' 7" by 10' 10"|
|Bed||78" by 36" by 7.5"
Twin XL sheets provide the best fit.
|Bed height from floor
Depends on your selected bed loft option
|High Loft: 58" from floor
Junior Loft: 31.5" from floor
Low Loft: 13.5" from floor
Bunked: 12" from floor
One per person. The closet is lockable and includes a large space for hanging clothes with four drawers and four shelves.
|Inside left: 24" by 19" by 67"
Clothes rod: 18"
4 cubby holes: 32.5" by 18" 7"
Each drawer (4 total): 20.75" by 15.5" by 5.5" (one drawer is 4.5")
Each shelf: 24" by 39" by 18" to ceiling
|Desk||Outer dimensions: 30" by 42" by 30.5"
Middle drawer: 20" by 23.5" by 2.5"
2 medium drawers: 20" by 11" by 5.25"
Large drawer: 20" by 11" by 9.25"
Includes a microwave, refrigerator and freezer compartments.
|Outer dimensions: 20.125" by 18.625" by 33.5"
Refrigerator compartment: 2.13 cubic feet
Freezer compartment: 0.75 cubic feet
Microwave: 0.7 cubic feet and 12.8" by 18.125" by 10.625"
- Utilities included
- Lounge with 24-hour computer labs
- Centrally located; convenient to arts, engineering, and business classes
- NIU Wireless
- Gilbert's All You Care to Eat Dining
- Large outdoor patio
- East Side Café proudly serving Starbucks®
- Laundry facilities
- Vending machines
- Huskie Bus Line
- Fitness room
- Outdoor bicycle racks
- Over 50 TV channels
- Open during Thanksgiving and spring breaks
- Printing and scanning with AnywherePrints
When you live in Gilbert, you automatically receive the Huskie Classic Plan, which lets you eat at:
You can also upgrade to the Huskie Block Plan, which gives you weekly meals and Flex Dollars that let you dine at even more locations across campus. We can help you choose the best meal plan based on your eating habits.
Huskie Bus Line
Huskie Bus Line routes stop in front of Gilbert every 10 minutes during regular hours:
Stops at Gilbert, Barsema/Engineering Buildings, DuSable, New Hall, Grant, Stevenson, Northern View, attractions on Lincoln Highway, Psychology/Computer Science Building, and more.
Stops at Gilbert, Psychology/Computer Science Building, attractions on Lincoln Highway, Northern View, Stevenson, Grant, New Hall, DuSable, Barsema/Engineering Buildings, and more
Stops at Gilbert, loops around off-campus DeKalb neighborhoods, CVS, Northern View, Stevenson, Grant, New Hall, loops around more off-campus DeKalb neighborhoods, DuSable and more.
Takes residents home after 11 p.m.
Map and Mailing Address
Mailing Address[Your Name]
Gilbert [Room Number]
383 Gilbert Dr.
DeKalb, IL 60115
The safety and security of every resident is important to us. Grant residents use their OneCard to enter the building 24/7. Residents must also use their OneCard to get onto their floor, both their card and a PIN are used to get into their room. At night, photo ID verification and guest check-in is enforced, and hall staff and NIU Police are available 24/7.
OneCard door access.
OneCard and PIN required for room access.
Hall staff and NIU Police available 24/7
Front Desk: 815-753-3110
NIU Police Non-Emergency: 815-753-1212