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Eligibility & Requirements


To live in the Honors House a student must first apply for admission and be accepted into the University Honors Program.

When on-campus room sign up begins, you'll have the option of selecting a room in the Honors House.

Space fills up fast in the Honors House! If you've been accepted into the University Honors Program and know you want to live in Honors House, you can select a room earlier by singing a housing contract earlier. See the room sign up schedule to find out when you can sign a contract and select a room.

If you have questions about living on campus or selecting a room, contact Housing and Residential Services.


To retain residency in the University Honors House, you must:

  1. Earn three or more hours of University Honors credit or complete a non-enrollment form for each semester you are in residence. The Director of the Honors Program must approve the non-enrollment form.
  2. Remain in good standing with the University Honors Program.  Good standing requires that:
    1. Lower Division Honor students earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 with 3.20 in Honors coursework.
    2. Upper Division Honor students must hold at least a 3.2 GPA both in their Honors and overall coursework.
  3. Adhere to the standards and policies of the University Honors Program, University Honors House, your NIU Residence Hall Contract and the NIU Student Code of Conduct.
  4. Attend floor organization meetings as designated by the floor's Community Advisor.
  5. Attend at minimum four events as organized by your House Leaders each academic year.
  6. Sign and abide by the University Honors House Residential Agreement.