Housing

Temporary Housing

Students may choose to review this Google map to see the various locations of local hotels near the University. We recommend using the address of the Illini Union as a central campus location to use in relation with accommodation options: 1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, Illinois, 61801.

All students arriving on campus 30 days prior to the start of classes may choose to stay within University Housing’s pre-early arrival residence hall. This is located at Illinois Street Residence Halls (ISR) and the cost is $40.00 per night (paid at the time of check in by debit/credit card). You can check in any time of day or night. The address is 918 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL 61801. There is also limited meal service at this location.

Students arriving early who have a contract with University Housing may move into the residence halls early. Please review University Housing’s early arrival website for specific dates/times.

Students may contact the Housing office by calling (217) 333-7111 or e-mail at housing@illinois.edu, if you have specific questions about your accommodation.

Please note: luggage cannot be shipped prior to arrival.

University Housing

Undergraduate Students

An application and a contract form for a space in one of the University Residence Halls was enclosed with your notice of admission. You may also choose to submit a contract online after you are admitted. Please visit the University Housing website for more information.

Single Graduate Students

For information and an application to live in a room in one of the University graduate residence halls visit the University Housing website.

Students with Families

Some University apartments are available for students whose spouse or child(ren) are with them. Lease applications with the Family and Graduate Housing should be made at least six months in advance.

Contract Information

The contract for the University Residence Halls is a legally binding document. If you sign a housing contract and you register at the University, you must pay rent on that room for the entire academic year, even if you decide to live somewhere else. Lease applications can be found and submitted on the University Housing website. For information about rates and to access important Housing forms, please visit the Housing Resources page.

Private Certified Housing

The University also has many Private Certified Housing options that are certified by the University for all students, including freshmen. These facilities are part of the University's housing program.

Private Housing

If you are currently renting or looking to rent an apartment, the Office of Off-Campus Community Living (OCCL) can help! OCCL helps search for suitable housing, provides landlord complaint records, and can review your lease with you. Visit the OCCL website for more information.