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All residence halls will close at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, for the fall term.
Winter break housing will be offered from Dec. 16, 2023, until Jan. 12, 2024 to students currently living in Neptune and Patterson. Students in these halls looking to stay during winter break must register for break housing to be eligible.
If you don't sign up for winter break housing, you'll need to leave your room and come back in January when the residence halls re-open on January 13, 2024. Please note, that it is important to take any critical items with you as all resident halls will be locked during break.
You'll be able to sign up for housing over the entire break (Dec. 16 - Jan. 12).
|Entire break (Dec. 16 - Jan. 12)||$200|
You can stay in your current space during winter break if you:
If you live in Northern View, your contract already lets you stay through the break if you have a contract for spring semester.
Only current Neptune and Patterson residents can sign up for winter break housing where they currently live.
All residence halls will be locked during the break. Only students who have signed up for winter break housing will be able to use their NIU OneCard and hall entry card to enter their hall. Students who enter the residence halls without authorization during the winter break could be considered trespassing, and subject to disciplinary action.
Main desks and the Northern View main office will be closed during the break.
Campus dining locations and the Huskie Food Pantry will be closed during the break, but here are some dining options:
All residence hall desks will close on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 at 10 a.m. Information desks in Neptune Central and Patterson Complex will be open for mail and package pick up Monday through Saturday from 2-3 p.m. with the exception of holidays. Packages ordered through services like Amazon, FedEx, etc. will not be delivered during the break periods. It would be wise not to have items shipped over the break.
If you need immediate assistance at any point, please contact the main front desk number to reach a hall staff member. Hall staff will be available at all times, even during holidays.
The front desks in Neptune Central and Patterson Complex will only be open from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You can call your hall's front desk number to be connected to the hall staff on duty when the desk is closed. If your concern is a non-emergency facilities issue, you can submit your request online.
You must leave and return in the spring. Read about moving out for the fall.
Cancellations will be accepted until 4 p.m. Central on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023. After that time, all students who apply for winter break housing will be charged $200 (Dec. 16 - Jan. 12).
Our standard guest policy will be in effect.