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New Residence Hall


New Residence Hall

New Residence Hall is a 1000-bed residence hall complex located just east of Grant Hall. This community features two residential buildings where students live in small group clusters of 12. Cluster living arrangements offer enhanced privacy, where every bedroom is a single.  New Residence Hall offers semi-private restrooms shared with one other student.  There is a common space for each group of 12 residents that includes a study area, living room area, and kitchen-like area.  New Residence Hall also features a large community center with a food court style dining area, a recreation facility, and a wireless lounge/gaming area.

Due to the popularity of New Residence Hall, room availability is limited. There is still plenty of room in the Honors House Living Learning Community.




Living-Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities give you an opportunity to live with peers in similar fields, helping you to succeed academically and socially during your time at NIU.  New Residence Hall is home to two of these communities. Learn more about Living-Learning Communities.


Room Arrangements

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Single Mini-Suite

The Single Mini-Suite offers enhanced privacy. Each room is equipped with a closet, bed, dresser, and desk.  Every room has one window with blinds.

The bathroom/vanity area has tile flooring.  There are two sinks and one mini-fridge in the vanity area.  In the bathroom, the shower has a curtain provided, but decorative shower curtains can be used.


Cluster Living Room

The Cluster Living Room is a common space available to each of a cluster's 12 residents.  It includes:

  • Living room and study area with tables, chairs, sofas, carpet flooring, and a 55" television
  • Kitchen-like area with cabinets, tables and chairs, two microwaves, and a sink


Floor Plans

Cluster Type Overview

Cluster A Type 1 (clusters ending in x07 or x10)

Cluster A Type 2 (clusters ending in x08 or x09)

Cluster B Type 1 (clusters ending in x03 or x14)

Cluster B Type 2 (clusters ending in x04 or x13)

Mailing Address

New Residence Hall East

501 N. Annie Glidden Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
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New Residence Hall West

1175 Lincoln Dr. N.
DeKalb, IL 60115
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How to send mail to residents

Phone Numbers

East Front Desk

West Front Desk

Community Center

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