The Room I Want Isn't Available

In our residence halls, some buildings and room types are in high demand and fill up fast when room selection begins in January for returning residents and March for new students. In particular, because we let you choose which hall you want to live in, the single rooms in Grant, Stevenson, Neptune and New Hall are often the first to get booked. Students really like these types of rooms!

By mid-summer, as students continue to sign up, choice becomes more limited. Rooms will continue to open up during the summer, but we may not have a room available in the hall that you want.

What you can do

You can sign up for your second preference, and then keep checking back to see if your first preference opens up. Make a room change online if your first preference opens up.

You can contact us and ask to be placed on a waitlist. We strongly encourage you to select your second preference for a room before joining a waitlist, if space is available.

If the room you want isn't available, or you're having trouble finding any available room, send us an email at housing@niu.edu from your student Z-ID email address with:

Contact Us

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

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