The residence hall community is home to thousands of students. It's very important for you to be safe and secure in the residence halls. All community members must be actively involved with creating a safe and secure environment to ensure all students can focus on academic success and building lasting friendships.
Each of our halls have enhanced security.
Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily, building access will be restricted and proper identification of all residents' guests will be required. Exterior doors will be locked at all time. You'll need your NIU OneCard and hall entry card to enter the building. Supervisory support staff, professional residence hall staff, community advisors and public safety personnel will be available to respond to requests for assistance or information from residents, to enforce university policies and to respond to emergency situations.
You can help keep your residence hall safe and secure.
Depending on which hall you live in, you will use a key, your OneCard or both to get into your room.
|Gilbert||Present your OneCard to the card reader on your door and enter your PIN.|
|Grant||Present your OneCard to the card reader on your door and enter your PIN. You also use your OneCard in the elevator to select your floor and at the front door of Grant Towers to enter at all times.|
|Stevenson||Use your key to get into your room. You also use your key in the elevator to select your floor and your OneCard at the front door of Stevenson Towers to enter at all times.|
|Neptune||Use your key to get into your room. You also use your OneCard at the front door of Neptune to enter at all times.|
|New Hall||Use your key to get into your room. You also use your OneCard to get into your wing and your OneCard and PIN to get into your cluster. Use your OneCard to enter New Hall at all times.|
|Northern View||Use your key to get into your apartment.|
Locked out of your room?
Don't worry! We can help you if you've lost your key or OneCard and can't get in. Just stop by your hall's front desk and we'll get you a temporary key or card. The front desk is open 24/7 whenever the halls are open.
There may be a charge depending on how many times we've given you temporary access this academic year.