Northern View Community


Northern View Community is NIU's on-campus apartment alternative to traditional residence hall living for our upper class, non-traditional population and students with families. Five apartment buildings, a spacious courtyard, and a Community Center with 24-hour access provide students with the opportunity to enjoy the comforts of individual apartments with the convenience of on-campus staff and resources. Conveniently located on NIU's Huskie Bus Line, residents are able to easily take the bus to class, library, and other areas of campus or the DeKalb Community. Residents enjoy being close to class and building community with other students/families while avoiding the everyday hustle and bustle or busy traffic.

Students who are at least 20 years old or two full years post high school graduation can live in Traditional Apartments at Northern View Community. Students with dependents, spouses, or partners can live in the Family-Style Apartments.

Currently Full for Fall 2019

Northern View Community is currently full for fall 2019. To join the waitlist, email us at from your student Z-ID email account and ask to be put on the waitlist for Northern View Community.


On-campus apartments available to NIU students at least 20 years old or two years post high school graduation


On-campus apartments available to NIU students with dependents

Community Center

Study lounge, playroom, computer lab, and more

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Northern View Community
1 Northern View Circle
DeKalb, IL 60115

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