New Residence Hall


New Residence Hall is a 1000-bed residence hall complex located just east of Grant Hall. This community features two residential buildings where students live in small group clusters of 12. Cluster living arrangements offer enhanced privacy, where every bedroom is a single.  New Residence Hall offers semi-private restrooms shared with one other student.  There is a common space for each group of 12 residents that includes a study area, living room area, and kitchen-like area.  New Residence Hall also features a large community center with a food court style dining area, a recreation facility, and a wireless lounge/gaming area.

New Hall Room Availability

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Male Mini-Suites
Female Mini-Suites
Honors House
LGBTQA Community
New Residence Hall
New Residence Hall
New Residence Hall
New Residence Hall Community Center
Community Center Dining
New Residence Hall Fitness Room
Volleyball outside of New Residence Hall West
Map of New Residence Hall


Living-Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities give you an opportunity to live with peers in similar fields, helping you to succeed academically and socially during your time at NIU.  New Residence Hall is home to two of these communities. Learn more about Living-Learning Communities.

Room Arrangements

Single Mini-Suite

The Single Mini-Suite offers enhanced privacy. Each room is equipped with a closet, bed, dresser, and desk.  Every room has one window with blinds.

The bathroom/vanity area has tile flooring. There are two sinks and one mini-fridge in the vanity area.  The bathroom includes a shower and toilet. You must provide your own plastic shower curtain liner. You can also add a decorative shower curtain on top of it.

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New Residence Hall Suite Floorplan. Room configuration is approximate and may vary by room.
Mini-Suite Single
Mini-Suite Single
Mini-Suite Single
Mini-Suite Single
Mini-Suite Single
Every mini-suite is equipped with a bathroom, two sinks, and one mini-fridge. In the bathroom, the shower has a curtain provided, but decorative shower curtains can be used.

Cluster Living Room

The Cluster Living Room is a common space available to each of a cluster's 12 residents. It includes:

  • Living room and study area with tables, chairs, sofas, carpet flooring, and a 55" television
  • Kitchen-like area with cabinets, tables and chairs, two microwaves, and a sink
New Residence Hall Cluster
New Residence Hall Cluster
New Residence Hall Cluster

Mailing Address

New Residence Hall East
501 N. Annie Glidden Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
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New Residence Hall West
1175 Lincoln Dr. N.
DeKalb, IL 60115
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Phone Numbers

East Front Desk

West Front Desk

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