Each floor of our residence halls promotes academic success and offers programming to help you during your time at NIU. Our residential communities go one step further in strengthening connections between you, faculty and other Huskies.
Engagement in our new normal will include virtual conversations and connections to students in your cohort and faculty that helps you understand the careers and majors in your particular interest area.
Experience unique opportunities to connect with engineering faculty and other engineering and technology students.
Join fellow Honors students in intellectual, cultural and social activities, as well as community service projects.
Get to know other NIU students with common interests in these Special Interest Communities.
Experience unique opportunities to connect with business faculty and other business students.
Discover the possibilities of esports at academic and career events on and off campus.
Enjoy opportunities to engage and learn with others interested in health- and service-related careers.
Enjoy opportunities to live around other students who are interested in living a healthy, active lifestyle including intramural leagues, weekend trips, fitness programs, virtual programs and other fun, engaging recreation and wellness activities.
These residential communities are for students who are looking for a higher level of engagement with a focus on personal and community identities.
Joining a living-learning, special interest or identify-based community is easy, but space is limited and sometimes requires department approval. After being admitted to NIU and completing your housing contract, you'll have a chance to choose a room in one of these communities during online room sign-up as space permits. For Esports, LGBTQA and LatinX, please contact the community coordinator listed on their specific web page to request to be placed into the community. There may also be opportunities to be put on a waitlist if a community is full.