Fall Housing Sign-up and Renewal

We're excited that you're interested in living on campus in the fall! The residence halls and Northern View Community apartments are great places to find your niche on campus. Life on campus is full of opportunities to get engaged.

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Will you be a new student or are you a current resident looking to renew your housing?

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    Select your room

    As a current resident, you get the opportunity to select housing ahead of incoming freshmen and transfer students. Your prepayment is waived, so there's no upfront cost to sign up for housing.

    Renew Your Housing

    Renew your current room
    10 a.m. Feb. 14 to 10 a.m. Feb. 20
    You'll be able to secure your current room on campus for the 2023-2024 year.
    Select a different room on your current floor or cluster
    10 a.m. Feb. 20 to 10 a.m. Feb. 27
    You'll be able to select a different room on your current floor or cluster for the 2023-2024 year.

    Pull in a roommate from a different floor to your room
    10 a.m. Feb. 27 to 10 a.m. Feb. 28

    You’ll be able to add a roommate from somewhere else to the room you reserved. This is done through email to housing@niu.edu or in person at the Main Housing Office in Neptune East 101.
    Campuswide room selection using your Priority Appointment.

    9 a.m. March 1 to 4 p.m. March 2

    Check Your Priority Appointment Time

    All residential students who have not selected a room to this point, have a Priority Appointment time which is their first opportunity to select a room in a different building, floor, or Living-learning or Special Interest community. Your Priority Appointment is based on how long you have lived with us, with earlier times for upper class residents.

    Campuswide room selection opens to all current residents
    4 p.m. March 2 to midnight March 12
    All students currently living on campus can select a room ahead of incoming freshmen and transfer students until midnight, March 12.

    Sign-up open to all students
    9 a.m. March 20 to 4 p.m. Aug. 17

    Returning students must be registered for fall 2023 courses to sign a contract after April 15. After May 31 sign up will also require a $150 prepayment/application fee.

    Room selection is open to all students, including current residents, freshmen and transfer students.
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    Move in

    Week of August 23-27, 2023

    Stay tuned for your specific date and time consistent with physical distancing measures.

    Learn more about what to expect on move-in day.

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Housing and Residential Services
Neptune East 101

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