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 Feb. 1, 10 a.m.
    Renew your contract for the 2022-2023 year.
    Renew your current room
    Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to Feb. 7, 10 a.m.
    You'll be able to secure your current room on campus for the 2022-2023 year.
    Select a different room on your current floor or cluster
    Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to Feb. 14, 10 a.m.
    You'll be able to select a different room on your current floor or cluster for the 2022-2023 year.

    Pull in a roommate from a different floor to your room
    Feb. 14, 9 a.m. to Feb. 16, 9 a.m.

    You’ll be able to add a roommate from somewhere else to the room you reserved. This is done through email to housing@niu.edu or in person at the Main Housing Office in Neptune East 101.
    Campuswide room selection using your Priority Appointment.

    Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to Feb. 17, 4 p.m.

    Look up your schedule time slot to see when you can sign up.

    All residential students who have not selected a room to this point, have a Priority Appointment time which is their first opportunity to select a room in a different building, floor, or Living-learning or Special Interest community. Your Priority Appointment is based on how long you have lived with us, with earlier times for upper class residents.

    Campuswide room selection opens to all current residents
    Feb. 17, 4 p.m. to Mar. 14, 3 p.m.
    All students currently living on campus can select a room ahead of incoming freshmen and transfer students until March 14.
    Offline/in-person sign-up only for current residents
    Mar. 14, 3 p.m. to Mar. 21, 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. 21, 9 a.m. to Aug. 18 at 4 p.m.
    Room selection is open to all students, including current residents, freshmen and transfer students.
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    Move in

    Week of August 17-21, 2022

    Stay tuned for your specific date and time consistent with physical distancing measures.

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

Contact Us

Housing and Residential Services
Neptune East 101
housing@niu.edu
815-753-1525

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