Fall 2022 Move-In

Welcome to your home away from home! Whether you are a new or returning Huskie, there is nothing more exciting than Move-In day and we’re here to make it a safe, fun and efficient process for you. To have a successful transition to your new home, we encourage you to read all the information below. Information is subject to change as we get near the start of the Fall 2022 semester.

Move-in Dates

  • New students: Wednesday, Aug. 17 and Thursday, Aug. 18
  • Returning NIU students: Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21

Before Move-in

Sign up for a move-in appointment. New and returning fall residents are required to register for a move-in appointment to be allowed entry to their residence hall or Northern View apartment. Appointments will occur in half-hour blocks throughout each day. 

Information regarding appointment sign-up has been distributed to NIU student emails. Please reference your NIU email for full appointment sign-up details and instructions.

move-in appointment sign up

Move-In Day Steps

  1. Arrive on time: Your move-in appointment time is unique, and we need you to please adhere to that time to help the entire day smoothly. Please make sure to give yourself plenty of time to travel to NIU and to arrive within 10 minutes of your scheduled move-in appointment.  View directions to each residence hall and to Northern View Community.
  2. Unloading your car: We will have unloading areas for you to unpack your car.  Our volunteers will be outside each hall for first-year students moving in on August 17 and 18 to direct and assist you. We ask you to pack all your belongings into one vehicle and label items with your room number. That will help volunteers make sure your items find your new home.
  3. Move-in: Collect your room key and welcome packet at the designated check-in location of your residence hall. Students will see signs at the unloading areas directing them to the check-in locations. A photo ID is necessary for check-in, don’t forget to have it handy. A limited supply of moving carts will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have your own hand cart, feel free to bring it along. 

Contact Us

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

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