What to Bring

At the bare minimum, we suggest you bring these items on move-in day.

I am living in

What does my room already come with? We provide a bed, mattress, dresser (or closet) with a bar for hanging clothes, desk, desk chair, MicroFridge, drapes or blinds for your window if you live in Gilbert, Grant, Neptune, New Hall or Stevenson.


Northern View apartments are unfurnished. All deliveries (including furniture deliveries) come to the Community Center office. You are responsible for moving any furniture into your apartment. Northern View staff cannot assist with moving furniture.

If you plan on having furniture delivered, we recommend having it delivered on the day you are moving in and working with the delivery company directly to have furniture brought to your apartment. Companies like UPS, FedEx or Amazon do not have access to apartment buildings and may not be able to accommodate your request like a private delivery company would.

Other Items

We want you to make your room feel like home! Here are some other items that students might bring. In order to maintain a safe residence hall community, there are also some items that we don't allow. If you have a question about an item not listed here, let us know!

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Other Allowed Items

These are some other items that are allowed.


Prohibited Items

These items aren't allowed in your room on campus. This list is not exhaustive.

Shop for Linens and Support the Residence Hall Association

You can support the Residence Hall Association and shop for a student linen package online. Linen packages can be delivered to your home before move-in day.

Contact Us

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