Are you looking for off-campus housing or roommates near NIU? Northern Illinois University offers an off-campus housing platform that helps students find housing, roommates, and sublets near campus. Browse our list of resources and click on the active housing list for the most complete list of off-campus housing near NIU.

International Students:

Are you an international student transferring to NIU? Do you have questions about immigration, finances, and living in the U.S.? Check out the International Student and Scholar Services page for tips on living off campus as an international student.


Costs of Living Off Campus

Helpful Checklists and Questionnaires

Housing Policies and Procedures

If you want to be released from your housing contract, please complete one of the following forms:

Landlord/Tenant Law

You should carefully inspect an apartment's physical condition, security features, parking facilities, and other amenities before signing a lease. You should also review all rules and regulations, including those pertaining to your security deposit. Students' Legal Assistance is an excellent resource for legal information. They can help you learn your rights as a tenant.

NIU Safe App

Download the NIU Safe app for instant access to campus safety resources.


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Contact Info:

Off-Campus Living Student Services - MPTSS

CLB 170
Jeffrey Salmon

Phone: 815-753-0100



Residence Hall Inquiries - Housing and Residential Services

Neptune East 101

Phone: 815-753-1525