Illinois State University assigns all Fall admits to a room and roommates using room preferences and roommate profiles submitted in the Housing and Dining Portal. Our assignment staff does their best to match you up with a roommate and room based on several different criteria. In addition to this, ISU has several strategies in place to make sure that you and your roommate have the best experience possible.
In the halls, you have the opportunity to interact with others, participate in activities, initiate thought-provoking discussions and make lifelong friends.
With these opportunities, you are expected to:
During one of your first floor meetings, your floor will complete a Community Agreement. Your RA will facilitate the discussion needed to start the year on the right track. The role you play in your new community will contribute to its success.
The Roommate Bill of Rights is a practical application of Thomas Gordon's philosophy. If used appropriately, it can serve as an effective tool to guide you and your roommate(s) in establishing a mutually satisfying relationship with one another. While utilizing the formal document included, carefully choose important issues for conversation, be sure to fill it out and get it back to your RA. Remember, not only do you have a roommate, you are a roommate!
University Housing Services makes housing and roommate assignments based upon a student’s gender identity. Students are asked to select their gender identity when they begin using the Housing and Dining Portal. Students who would like more individualized attention regarding their room assignment should contact Associate Director of University Housing Services, Bridget Reeland, at (309) 438-3002. Or if you have general questions regarding the process please contact our main housing line at (309) 438-8611.
Fall 2017 admits will have an opportunity to submit their room preferences within the Housing and Dining Application. The assignments staff will do their best to honor preferences, but it is important to note that preferences are not guaranteed due to space availability. If you are interested in a Themed Living Learning Community or a particular floor, refer to the 2017 Floor Designations.
When you move in, you may have the option to use a loft kit in your room or adjust your bed for space.