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.


Get Started

Will you be a new student or are you a current resident looking to renew your housing?

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    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

    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

    Look up your lottery number and see when you can sign up.

    You can sign up for a different building, floor, or Living-learning or Special Interest community during the lottery. Students who have lived on campus longer can select a room sooner.

    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 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.
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    Look up your roommate contact information before move-in day

    Log into MyHousing and select Roommates to get your roommate's contact information.

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    Move in

    August 21, 2020

    Learn more about what to expect on move-in day.

Contact Us

Housing and Residential Services
During the shelter-in-place order the most consistent form of communication is via email, housing@niu.edu.

See NIU coronavirus updates page for more information.


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