We're looking forward to welcoming you to campus.
We're taking many steps to prioritize your health and safety, including:
There are three steps to this process:
Students who have positive test results will not be permitted to move-in to their campus residence until they have been released from their isolation period by their primary care provider and/or local health authority. Housing and Residential Services will assist the student in re-scheduling their move-in date and time.
Students who are told by their testing agency that they cannot receive a hard copy/electronic copy of their results, or are having other concerns with the testing process should contact the NIU Center for Student Assistance at email@example.com or call them at 815-753-8300 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
To ensure the well-being of our community, we advise you to follow CDC guidelines in the weeks before you arrive on campus. This includes:
You must take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test before you can move into your room. Tests are available at health care providers and at Illinois community-based testing sites. You must:
If your test is negative, you'll be able to move in. If it's positive, you'll need to isolate at home for 14 days. We'll work with you to schedule a move-in date when you're cleared from quarantine.
We'll email you more information about the testing process in early August.
You can move in on the following dates:
Up to two family members can help you move in. Everyone must wear face coverings and practice social distancing. Volunteers will not be available to help with move-in this year.
To help make move-in days less crowded, we're offering an early drop-and-go option on Aug. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 16.
You can schedule an hour on one of these days to place your items in your room. There's no need to unpack or set up right away, and no contact with others. Your items will be safely locked in your room until you arrive later in August.
Please note: The drop-and-go option may be limited in New Residence Hall due to summer school occupancy.
We're working to reassign students from double rooms into singles. Though you won't be sharing a room with your roommate this fall, we'll try to place them on the same floor or in the same residence hall as you.
If you planned to be in a double room with a roommate, the person who submitted their signed contract first will stay in the original room. The other person will be relocated, possibly to a different hall due to space limitations.
If you live in a suite or mini-suite, you'll have your own bedroom and share common spaces with another student.
If you live in a two- or three-bedroom unit at Northern View, you'll have a roommate or roommates. Each person will have their own bedroom.
You'll pay the double room rate for your single room. If we reassign you to another hall with a higher double room rate, you'll need to pay that higher amount. Compare room rates.
If you don't want to live on campus and already signed a contract, you can request a release from your contract. You may have to pay a cancellation charge:
If you haven't signed a contract, you can request an exemption to the residency requirement.