Winter Break Housing

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You've signed up for winter break housing

Look in your student Z-ID email for a confirmation.

Winter break housing is available to students living in Neptune West and New Hall East from Dec. 16 until Jan. 11. If you live in another hall and would like to stay during winter break, winter break housing availability is limited and not guaranteed.

If you don't sign up for winter break housing, you'll need to leave your room and come back in the spring.

Sign Up for Winter Break Housing

Or join the winter break housing waitlist if you don't currently live in Neptune West or New Hall East.

Options

You'll be able to sign up for housing over the entire break (Dec. 16 - Jan. 11) or just specific weeks.

Option Cost
Entire break (Dec. 16 - Jan. 11) $260
Dec. 16 - Dec. 23 $70
Dec. 23 - Dec. 30 $70
Dec. 30 - Jan. 6 $70
Jan. 6 - Jan. 11 $50

About Winter Break Housing

Can I stay during winter break?

Yes, if you live in Neptune West or New Hall East, you have signed up for winter break housing (which is separate from your normal fall/spring housing contract), and you are living here in both fall 2018 and spring 2019.

If you live in Northern View, your contract already lets you stay through the break if you are living here in the spring.

Can I stay during winter break even if I don't live in Neptune West or New Hall East?

If you don't live in Neptune West or New Hall East, winter break housing availability is limited and not guaranteed. You can log in above and request to be added to a wait list. Neptune West and New Hall East are the only residence halls open during winter break, so you may need to temporarily move if you want to stay on campus during winter break and do not live in one of those halls.

Will the halls be locked?

All residence halls will be locked during the break. You will use your NIU OneCard and hall entry card to enter your hall.

Main desks and the Northern View main office will be closed during the break.

What dining options are available?

Campus Dining locations and the Huskie Food Pantry will be closed during the break, but here are some dining options:

Will mail be delivered?

U.S. mail will be distributed daily in Neptune West and New Hall East except on Sundays and official holidays. The front desks in Neptune West and New Hall East will be open from 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays for package pickup. Private delivery services like UPS or FedEx will not typically make deliveries during the break period.

Whom do I call if there is an issue in my hall during winter break?

The front desks in Neptune West and New Hall East will only be open from 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. You can call your hall's front desk number to be connected to the hall staff on duty when the desk is closed.

Can I have guests?

Yes, but you'll be responsible for escorting any guests you bring at all times.

What if I don't stay during winter break?

Read about moving out for the fall.

Housing and Residential Services
housing@niu.edu
815-753-1525

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