Grant Towers

Located on the northwestern edge of campus, Grant consists of four, 12-story towers. With a beautiful view of Central Park and the West Lagoon, it’s close to sports fields and tennis courts.

Starting at $5440 per semester


$5440 per semester
  • Two beds, one per person
  • Two desks, one per person
  • Two closets with shelves, one per person
  • Two large dressers, one per person
  • Two small dressers, one per person
  • Two rolling chairs, one per person
  • Two movable shelves with bulletin boards, one per person
  • MicroFridge
  • Ethernet port
  • Cable outlet
  • Window drapes
  • Overhead lighting
  • Mirror in closet door (D Tower only)
  • Tile flooring


$6323 per semester
  • Bed
  • Desk
  • Closet with shelves
  • Large dresser
  • Small dresser
  • Rolling chair
  • Movable shelves with bulletin board
  • MicroFridge
  • Ethernet port
  • Cable outlet
  • Window drapes
  • Overhead lighting
  • Mirror in closet door (D Tower only)
  • Tile flooring
Item Double and Single Rooms
Approximate dimensions
14'2" by 11'3" (varies by location)
Ceiling 8'
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: 57.5" from floor
Junior Loft: 31.5" from floor
Low Loft: 20.5" from floor
Bunked: 10" from floor

In Grant, high lofting and bunked beds are not available for some rooms. When you make a bed loft request, we'll show you the options available for your particular room.

One per person. The closet is lockable and includes a large space for hanging clothes and a lockable chest with three shelves.
Closet dimensions: 36" by 60" by 90"
Long shelf with rod: 12" by 40.5". 18" to ceiling
Short shelf with rod: 12" by 18". 36" to ceiling
Lockable chest with three shelves: 13.5" by 31.5" by 5.75"
Each shelf: 13.75" by 31.5" by 30.25"
Large Dresser
One per person. Has three drawers.
Outer dimensions: 21.5" by 36" by 30"
Each drawer: 16" by 32" by 4.5"
Small Dresser
One per person. Has two large drawers and a smaller drawers.
Outer dimensions: 21.5" by 13.25" by 25"
Two large drawer: 16" by 11" by 4.5"
Small drawers: 16" by 11" by 2.5"
Includes a movable shelf and bulletin board.
Outer dimensions: 30" by 40" by 30"
Shelf: 11" by 38"
Each room includes one MicroFridge for every two people. 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, including Stevenson's All You Care to Eat Food Court. We can help you choose the best meal plan based on your eating habits.

Huskie Bus Line

Huskie Bus Line routes stop at Grant North every 20 minutes during regular hours:

Stops at Grant, Northern View, attractions on Lincoln Highway, Barsema/Engineering Buildings, DuSable and more.

Stops at Grant, New Hall, DuSable, Barsema/Engineering Buildings, attractions on Lincoln Highway, Northern View and more.

Stops at Grant, loops around off-campus DeKalb neighborhoods, DuSable, Barsema Hall, Walgreens, CVS and more.

Takes residents home after 11 p.m.

Map and Mailing Address

Mailing Address
[Your Name]
Grant [C or D] [Room Number]
1250 Grant Dr. N.
DeKalb, IL 60115

About mail and packages

Living-learning and Special Interest Communities

Grant's communities give you an opportunity to live with peers in similar fields, helping you to succeed academically and socially during your time at NIU. Grant is home to:


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 and PIN required for room access

OneCard required for elevator operation

Hall staff and NIU Police available 24/7

Important Numbers

Front Desk: 815-753-1994
NIU Police Non-Emergency: 815-753-1212
Emergencies: 911