Residence Hall Information

Living in the Residence Halls

Residence Hall living offers valuable opportunities to make new friends, to become part of a learning community, to participate in campus activities and service-learning projects, and to discover more about yourself. Each of our residence hall complexes has different types of rooms, with slight variations in furniture. Room configurations, virtual tours, and room dimensions are available here on this site.

Our residence halls have teams of professionals and student leaders focused on providing a productive and comfortable experience for our residents:

The Community Advisor (CA) is a student who has been hired by the University to assist residents with daily activities and concerns. There is at least one CA living on each floor to serve our residents.

The Hall Director serves as a key resource who oversees the building. Responsibilities of the Hall Director includes supervision of the Community Advisor staff, advising th Hall Council, and coordinating hall programs and activities. Hall Directors have completed their master's degrees or are current full-time graduate students.

The Building Service Worker is responsible for keeping public areas of the residence hall clean and orderly. Each Building Service Worker is responsible for multiple floors and/or public spaces in the residence halls.

Residence Hall Operations Staff perform many tasks to keep the building safe, secure and welcoming to the community. Some responsibilities includes welcoming guests, keeping the building secure form uninvited guests, and operating the residence hall front desk.

Students are invited to explore our Living Learning Communities in the residence halls. A Living Learning Community (or LLC) consists of several floors dedicated to students from academic interest or lifestyle area. LLCs residents take part in the same social and educational activities enjoyed by residents on other floors, while also enjoying special programs, speakers, field trips, and activities intended for the LLCs.

Getting involved in the residence halls is fun and easy. The most successful students at Northern Illinois University get involved and engaged in leadership activities and organizations. A few great ways for leadership involvement are found right in the residence hall.

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) represents residents to administration and other organizations. RHA serves to promote a socially and educationally enriching environment through planning diverse events and programs.

Hall Councils represents specific residence halls as they address issues and also develop social and educational events for their respective communities.

The Student Food Committee provide student input by meeting weekly to discuss and address meal plan questions, menu requests, and other dining issues.