After being admitted to NIU, students receive an application and information packet from Housing & Dining. Assignment to a House depends on many factors. Students who apply and meet the following requirements will be given first priority:
Have been admitted to the College or Department involved in a particular House
Have a sound academic record
Have been involved in extracurricular and leadership activities
Other students will be considered on an individual basis if space is available.
Residents in Living Learning Communities will:
Participate in learning opportunities outside the classroom;
interact with faculty at a higher frequency;
feel supported in academic endeavors;
feel more connected to NIU;
experience personal growth through living in an environment dedicated to a specific major or interest;
be able to identify academic resources.
In most programs, priority is given to students who have a major or who intend to have majors in the academic field related to the program. In some cases, students with a strong interest in the academic discipline are accepted. Acceptance into the Living Learning Communities is not automatic. Some programs require a minimum GPA or ACT score.
Early applicants have the best chance of being assigned. If you have been admitted to NIU and have not yet received the Housing & Dining information packet, or if you have any additional questions, please contact:
Residential Administration Office
Housing & Dining East Neptune Hall DeKalb, IL 60115