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Living On Campus at NIU

If you are thinking about attending NIU you probably have many questions about your housing and dining options. You may be wondering where you'll live on campus and what amenities you'll have in your room. Or maybe you are trying to create a budget and you need to calculate the cost of living in a residence hall versus commuting from home or off-campus.

Latest News

Now accepting Tour Coordinator applications

Tour Coordinators are student staff members who help organize welcoming and informative residence hall tours and events for prospective students and their families. This position works closely with the hall's Open House Coordinator. Apply online for the Tour Coordinator position.

Guest Policy

You can host a guest in your room stay over as long as you and your guest follow our Guest Policy.

Packages and Mail

When you live on campus, you can pick up mail 24/7 at your own mailbox (or a shared mailbox if you have a roommate) near your residence hall's front desk. If you get a package, we'll let you know through email — then just stop by your front desk anytime with your OneCard to pick it up. Find out what your on-campus mailing address is.


Each room on campus is equipped with a coaxial jack for getting television. Find out about setting up your TV.