Living On Campus at NIU
If you are thinking about attending NIU you probably have many questions about your housing and dining options. You may be wondering where you'll live on campus and what amenities you'll have in your room. Or maybe you are trying to create a budget and you need to calculate the cost of living in a residence hall versus commuting from home or off-campus.
- Start by comparing our residence halls.
- Discover the wide variety of unique living-learning opportunities.
- Check out our meal plan options. There's one to fit your lifestyle.
- Learn more about on-campus dining venues. You'll have a lot of menus to choose from.
- Schedule a tour to see our residence halls in person.
- Read our frequently asked questions.
Moving Out for the Semester
Housing Renewal for Current Residents
Current residents, select a room before incoming freshmen! This year, secure your 2019-2020 room as early as Nov. 27. Learn more about housing renewal.
Sign Up for One-Semester Spring Contracts
Where will you be living this spring? You can sign up for a one-semester on-campus contract that ends in May. Over 3,500 students enjoy the convenience and peace of mind of living in our residence halls each year. Dining, internet and utilities are included in your room rate. In most cases you can use financial aid to help cover your housing and dining fees. Many residents walk or bike to class or ride the HuskieLine that stops at each residence hall.
Become a Community Advisor
Unlock your leadership potential! Find out about becoming a community advisor.
Currently living on campus? Show off your awesome room!
Do you live on campus? You can volunteer as a tour guide and show your residence hall (and your awesome room!) to prospective residents. It's a great way to get involved and make a huge difference for some future Huskies!