Grant Towers

Located on the northwestern edge of campus, Grant consists of four 12-story towers with double room options.

With a beautiful view of Central Park and the West Lagoon, it's close to sports fields, NIU's Recreation Center and "all you care to eat" dining in the Fanny Ruth Patterson Complex Community Center.

Starting at $5,910 per semester, for fall 2023
1250 Grant Dr. N.
DeKalb, IL 60115
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Room Types

Grant 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 shelves, one per person
  • Two large dressers, one per person
  • Two small dressers, one per person
  • Two rolling chairs, one per person
  • Two movable shelves with bulletin boards, one per person
  • MicroFridge
  • Ethernet port
  • Window drapes
  • Overhead lighting
  • Mirror in closet door (D Tower only)
  • Tile flooring
Grant single room

Single Room ($6,840 per semester)

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  • Bed
  • Desk
  • Closet with shelves
  • Large dresser
  • Small dresser
  • Rolling chair
  • Movable shelves with bulletin board
  • MicroFridge
  • Ethernet port
  • Window drapes
  • Overhead lighting
  • Mirror in closet door (D Tower only)
  • Tile flooring



Item Measurements
Bedroom Approximate dimensions 14'2" by 11'3" (varies by location)
Ceiling 8'
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: 20.5" from floor
Bunked: 10" from floor

In Grant, high lofting and bunked beds are not available for some rooms. When you make a bed loft request, we'll show you the options available for your particular room.

Closet One per person. The closet is lockable and includes a large space for hanging clothes and a lockable chest with three shelves. Closet dimensions: 36" by 60" by 90"
Long shelf with rod: 12" by 40.5". 18" to ceiling
Short shelf with rod: 12" by 18". 36" to ceiling
Lockable chest with three shelves: 13.5" by 31.5" by 5.75"
Each shelf: 13.75" by 31.5" by 30.25"
Large Dresser One per person. Has three drawers. Outer dimensions: 21.5" by 36" by 30"
Each drawer: 16" by 32" by 4.5"
Small Dresser One per person. Has two large drawers and a smaller drawer. Outer dimensions: 21.5" by 13.25" by 25"
Two large drawers: 16" by 11" by 4.5"
Small drawer: 16" by 11" by 2.5"
Desk Includes a movable shelf and bulletin board. Outer dimensions: 30" by 40" by 30"
Shelf: 11" by 38"
MicroFridge Each room includes one MicroFridge for every two people. 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"


Dining Options

When you live in Grant Towers, 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 at Grant North every 20 minutes during regular hours:

Stops at Grant, Northern View, attractions on Lincoln Highway, Barsema/Engineering Buildings, DuSable and more.

Stops at Grant, Patterson Complex, DuSable, Barsema/Engineering Buildings, attractions on Lincoln Highway, Northern View 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]
Grant [C or D] [Room Number]
1250 Grant Dr. N.
DeKalb, IL 60115
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Our residence hall communities give you an opportunity to live with students with similar interests, helping you to succeed academically and socially during your time at NIU. Grant is home to:


Grant is a short walk away from the Student Recreation Center.

Join over 40 intramural sports played nearby at:

Study Locations

Check out some place you can study in and around Grant Towers.


The safety and security of every resident is important to us. Grant 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: 815-753-1994
NIU Police Non Emergency: 815-753-1212
Emergencies: 911


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