Gilbert Hall

Located in the heart of campus, Gilbert Hall provides upperclassmen with a living choice near arts, engineering and business classes. This newly renovated residence hall maintains its traditional charm while featuring all the modern amenities that students desire including an "All You Care to Eat" dining center, and East Side Café proudly serving Starbucks.

Starting at $5440 per semester


$5440 per semester
  • Two beds, one per person
  • Two desks, one per person
  • Two closets with drawers, one per person
  • Two rolling chairs, one per person
  • MicroFridge
  • Ethernet ports
  • Cable outlets
  • USB outlets
  • Window drapes
  • Overhead lighting
  • Mirror on door
  • Hardwood vinyl flooring

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.

Item Double Rooms
Bedroom Approximately 14' 7" by 10' 10"
Ceiling 8' 3.5"
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
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" by 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"


Dining Options

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

About mail and packages


Internet and TV

Unlimited NIU Wireless
and Wired Broadband

Over 50 TV channels

Study Locations

Where you study is important! When you need a change of scenery, there's a lot of good options for you to choose from.


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

Important Numbers

Front Desk: 815-753-3110
NIU Police Non-Emergency: 815-753-1212
Emergencies: 911