Gilbert Hall

Located in the heart of campus, Gilbert Hall provides upper-division students with a living choice near business, engineering, music and art classes.

This recently renovated residence hall maintains its traditional charm while featuring all the modern amenities that students desire.

Starting at $5,910 per semester, for fall 2023
383 Gilbert Dr.
DeKalb, IL 60115
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  • Only available to upper-division students (no freshman)
  • Closest residence hall to business, engineering, music and art buildings
  • Double rooms
  • Secure hall access with OneCard and PIN

Gilbert double room

Double Room ($5,910 per semester)

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  • Two beds, one per person
  • Two desks, one per person
  • Two closets with drawers, one per person
  • Two rolling chairs, one per person
  • MicroFridge
  • Ethernet ports
  • USB outlets
  • Window drapes
  • Overhead lighting
  • Mirror on door
  • Luxury vinyl flooring

Single Room ($6,840 per semester)



Item Measurements
Bedroom Approximately 14' 7" by 10' 10"
Ceiling 8' 3.5"
Bed 78" by 36" by 7.5"
Twin XL sheets provide the best fit.
Bed height from floor Depends on your selected bed loft option Junior Loft: 31.5" from floor
Low Loft: 13.5" from floor
Closet One per person. The closet is lockable and includes a large space for hanging clothes with four drawers and four shelves. Inside left: 24" by 19" by 67"
Clothes rod: 18"
4 cubby holes: 32.5" by 18" by 7"
Each drawer (4 total): 20.75" by 15.5" by 5.5" (one drawer is 4.5")
Each shelf: 24" by 39" by 18" to ceiling
Desk Outer dimensions: 30" by 42" by 30.5"
Middle drawer: 20" by 23.5" by 2.5"
2 medium drawers: 20" by 11" by 5.25"
Large drawer: 20" by 11" by 9.25"
MicroFridge Includes a microwave, refrigerator and freezer compartments. Outer dimensions: 20.125" by 18.625" by 33.5"
Refrigerator compartment: 2.13 cubic feet
Freezer compartment: 0.75 cubic feet
Microwave: 0.7 cubic feet and 12.8" by 18.125" by 10.625"


  • Utilities included
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge with 24-hour computer workstations
  • Centrally located to arts, engineering and business classes
  • NIU Wireless
  • Large outdoor patio
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines
  • Huskie Bus Line
  • Outdoor bicycle racks
  • Open during Thanksgiving and spring breaks
  • Printing and scanning with AnywherePrints

Dining Options

When you live in Gilbert, you automatically receive the Huskie Block 12 Plan, which lets you eat at:

Learn more about residential meal plans.

Huskie Bus Line

Huskie Bus Line routes stop in front of Gilbert every 10 minutes during regular hours:

Stops at Gilbert, Barsema/Engineering Buildings, DuSable, Patterson, Grant, Stevenson, Northern View, attractions on Lincoln Highway, Psychology/Computer Science Building and more.

Stops at Gilbert, Psychology/Computer Science Building, attractions on Lincoln Highway, Northern View, Stevenson, Grant, Patterson, DuSable, Barsema/Engineering Buildings and more

Route 11 of the Huskie Bus Line, known as the Huskie Safe Line, operates seven days a week, from midnight to 7 a.m. On Sundays, service starts at 10 p.m.

Mailing Address

[Your Name]
Gilbert [Room Number]
383 Gilbert Dr.
DeKalb, IL 60115
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Study Locations

Check out some place you can study in and around Gilbert Hall.


The safety and security of every resident is important to us. Gilbert residents use their OneCard to enter the building 24/7. Residents must also use their OneCard to get onto their floor and their card and a PIN access their room. Guest registration is enforced 24/7. Hall staff and NIU police are always available.

OneCard door access

OneCard and PIN required for room access

Hall staff and NIU Police available 24/7

Important Numbers

Front Desk: 815-753-3110
NIU Police Non Emergency: 815-753-1212
Emergencies: 911


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