Learn more about campus and off-campus resources and services to support you during your time at at Northern Illinois University.
If you would like to apply or have additional questions, please stop by Military and Veteran Services in room 160 of the Campus Life Building.
For those who are tired of dragging everything around all day and don't want to make multiple trips to the car to get books and food, lockers are available. Locker rentals are just $15 a semester, $25 for two semesters and $35 for the entire year, including summer school. Each locker has a dimension of 18H x 12W x 16.5L. Lockers are located on the far wall behind the computer lab in the lower level of the Holmes Student Center. For more information, please contact us at 815-753-9999 or email OCNTSS@niu.edu
In January 2020, Military and Veteran Services opened an exciting new space in Campus Life Building 160 to meet the needs of our students. Our space is a home for military students and their families. This space is a great place to meet other student veterans, hang out, eat a meal, study and watch television.
The lounge has seating areas that include a comfortable couch and lounge chairs; table and chairs where you can dine or study. We offer refrigerator access to store food in-between classes. We also have a standing desk available for those who wish to use one. Free coffee, tea or hot cocoa are available. Napkins, silverware and cups are provided for your convenience. Computer and free printing access are available in the commuter lounge next door.
Lounge hours during the academic year:
8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Lounge hours during breaks:
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Military and Veteran Services is available to make referrals to campus resources, the DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission and other veterans' services offices throughout Illinois. We also assist military students in processing forms, understanding procedural requirements, and certifying enrollment for federal and state benefits.
The NIU Veterans Association supports the advancement of student veterans, their rights and their benefits through an environment of camaraderie, social activity and service to the community.