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Welcome to Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services at Northern Illinois University!

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Our department is a resource center and lounge space for any type of NIU student. Although we welcome anyone to our office and lounge space, we focus our attention and expertise on students who live off campus, commute from home, have children, are military students, are online learners, and/or are over the age of 24.

Our staff is dedicated to assisting students in finding the resources they need to be successful in their NIU studies, whether those resources involve locating housing options, carpooling opportunities, locker space, free coffee, or computer access. Please visit or contact our office in the lower level of the Holmes Student Center, rooms 023J and 023K. We would be more than happy to assist you!

Interested in learning more about our office? Please register with us so we can keep you informed about our latest office activities. Also, please visit us on YouTube!

IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION: Our office will be going through a process of reorganization for the rest of the academic calender year. Please read this important announcement from the University regarding the upcoming merger of OCNTSS and MSS!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

University Writing Center Hours

Date: Every Tuesday this Fall Semester

Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Location: OCNTSS Lounge

Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services is happy to once again host the University Writing Center in its lounge this fall semester. This is an excellent resource for commuters, off-campus students, veterans, adult students or any student who spends most of their time on the east side of campus. The writing coaches can help with papers, presentations, cover letters and resumes among others.

Off-Campus Housing Fair

Date: Thursday, October 30

Time: 12-4 p.m.

Location: NIU Rec Center

Save the date as OCNTSS is once again working to bring the local properties to campus for students to gather information as you begin planning for the 2015-2016 academic calendar year. For more information regarding the Housing Fair, e-mail Graduate Assistant Dan Thetford or call the office at 815-753-9999.

Off-Campus Housing Fair

Date: Thursday, October 30

Time: 12-4 p.m.

Location: NIU Rec Center

Save the date as OCNTSS is once again working to bring the local properties to campus for students to gather information as you begin planning for the 2015-2016 academic calendar year. For more information regarding the Housing Fair, e-mail Graduate Assistant Dan Thetford or call the office at 815-753-9999.

S.W.A.N. Halloween Open House

Date: Friday, October 31

Time: 3 p.m. 

Location: OCNTSS Lounge

Students Who Are Non-Traditional (S.W.A.N.) are invting everyone out for a Halloween gathering in the OCNTSS Lounge this Friday. Come for food, candy, and the chance to hang out with your fellow non-traditional students. There will be plenty of candy for kids! Costumes are welcome!

S.W.A.N. International Pot Luck

Date: Thursday, November 13

Time: 6-9 p.m. 

Location: CLB 100  

Students Who Are Non-Traditional (S.W.A.N.) are teaming up with the ladies of Gamma Phi Omega and the gentlemen from Lambda Upsilon Lambda amongst others for an International Pot Luck! 


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