We offer a one-semester contract for students who wish to live on campus this spring.
The residence halls and Northern View Community apartments are great places to find your niche on campus. Whether you're a new first-year, transfer or returning student, you'll find that life on campus is both convenient and full of opportunities to get involved.
Your one-semester contract starts in January and ends in May.
No 12-month lease to worry about. You'll get to move in in January and move out in May.
Safety, security and staff on call 24/7.
On-campus residents enjoy the security that NIU OneCards and controlled door access provide, and our highly trained staff are available 24/7 in each community.
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You must apply and be admitted before signing up for housing.
Online room selection is closed for the spring semester. Please call us to sign up for spring semester housing.
For fall housing, see the fall housing sign up timeline.
The contract explains what dates you'll have a room and other important terms. You can make the $150 payment with a credit card. $25 of this payment is a nonrefundable processing fee and the other $125 is a prepayment on your account. The rest of your room and board charge is paid through your NIU bursar account.
After you sign a contract, you will receive a confirmation email at your NIU Z-ID email address.
If you don't want to do this online, you can also sign a contract and send a check by mail.
Do you have an idea of where you want to live? If not, don't worry — we can help you find a room that you'll love. You can start by checking out a comparison of each of our residence halls. You'll also be able to see which halls still have some available beds. If you have any questions about which hall is best for you, give us a call or message us on Facebook.
If you're planning on signing up with a roommate, they must also be accepted to NIU and sign a housing contract. If you don't have a roommate in mind when you sign up, we'll give you a roommate. Many people moving into the halls in the spring already have a roommate who's continuing to live there from the fall semester.