ACES House: Academic and Career Exploratory Scholars
ACES House is open to first- and second-year students who have not declared a major or are interested in exploring academic and career options. You must attend a set number of events throughout the academic year. Students living within ACES House are also required to sign up for a mentor their first semester.
How to Sign Up
Log in to MyHousing and follow the instructions for selecting a new room and meal plan. If you meet the above requirements, you will be able to select a room in the ACES House. Note that depending on the time of the year, room selection may be unavailable to you. Learn more about the room selection timeline.
Welcome to the ACES House – Northern Illinois University’s Living-Learning Community for undecided and exploring students. Located in Stevenson C Tower, this residence hall living option is open to first- and second-year students who are interested in exploring majors and career options. The ACES House will assist you in understanding how courses connect to your major and future career through numerous learning and leadership development programming designed to bring the community theme to life.
The ACES House is open to first- and second-year students who have not declared a major or are interested in exploring academic and career options. We are an excellent housing option for students who have a tentative idea about their major, students who have five different interests they want to explore and students who don't even know where to begin.
You will be required to attend a certain number of events throughout the academic year in order to be eligible for the end-of-the-year trip.
- Opportunity to learn about a variety of careers, majors and academic opportunities
- Access to academic and social programming events
- Access to the Academic Advising Center and advisors who are passionate about helping students find their academic and career path
- Develop leadership skills by joining ACES House Leadership Council
- University Writing Center, conveniently located in Stevenson Residence Hall
For More Information
To learn more about the ACES House, contact the house coordinator, Beverly McCall.
Other Learning Community Opportunities
Interested in also taking small classes with like-minded peers focused on a particular theme? You might also be interested in Themed Learning Communities.