Fall Housing Sign Up and Renewal
We're excited that you're interested in living on campus in the fall! The residence halls and Northern View Community apartments are great places to find your niche on campus. Life on campus is full of opportunities to get engaged!
Will you be a new student or are you a current resident looking to renew your housing?
Apply and be admitted to NIU.
Submit your housing contract and prepayment
Find a roommate or let us choose one for you
If you have a roommate in mind, you can sign up together for housing. Otherwise, if you sign up for a room without choosing a roommate in advance, we'll randomly assign one for you. Vacant bed spaces in your room or suite may be booked by other students also signing up.
You'll learn more about NIU, your classes, and what to expect on move-in day.
Get a parking permit
Bringing a car to campus? Buy your parking permit at orientation.
Pack your things
Buy everything you need for your new room. See a packing list.
Select your room
As a current resident, you get the opportunity to select housing ahead of incoming freshmen and transfer students. Your prepayment is waived, so there's no upfront cost to sign up for housing.
Renew Your Housing Starting Dec. 2
Contract renewal period
Starting Dec. 2, 10 a.m.
Renew your contract for the 2020-2021 year. Renew your current room
Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to Dec. 9, 10 a.m.
You'll be able to secure your current room on campus for the 2020-2021 year. Select a different room on your current floor or cluster
Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to Dec. 20, 10 a.m.
You'll be able to select a different room on your current floor or cluster for the 2020-2021 year.
Campuswide room selection lottery begins for current residents
Jan. 22 to Jan. 23
During the lottery, current residents can sign up for a different building, floor or Living-Learning or Special Interest Community on campus.
Students that have lived on campus longer will be able to select a room sooner during the lottery.
Campuswide room selection opens to all current residents
Jan. 24, 4 p.m. to Mar. 2, 3 p.m.
All students currently living on campus can select a room ahead of incoming freshmen and transfer students until March 2. Offline/In-Person Sign Up Only for Current Residents
Mar. 2, 3 p.m. to Mar. 9, 9 a.m.
Freshmen and incoming transfer students select rooms during this time. If you haven't selected a room yet, visit our office in-person to choose a room. Sign Up Open to All Students
Mar. 9, 9 a.m. to Aug. 28 at 4 p.m.
Room selection is open to all students, including current residents, freshmen and transfer students.
Look up your roommate contact information before move-in day
Log into MyHousing and select Roommates to get your roommate's contact information.
Learn more about what to expect on move in day.
- Residence Halls