During the 2016-17 Academic Year Hewett and Manchester Halls, Watterson Towers, Tri-Towers (Haynie, Wilkins, and Wright Halls) and the Cardinal Court Community Center Show Room are available for tours during the following times:
Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tours depart every 15 minutes for Hewett and Manchester Halls and Tri-Towers during this time. Watterson Tours depart every 30 minutes.
Please stop at the front desk of the hall you would like to see and a tour guide will be happy to assist you. Appointments are not necessary during these scheduled hours.
Summer tours will return in May of 2017. Residence Hall Tours of Hewett and Manchester Halls are a part of the Campus Daily Visits available through Admissions, you may sign up here. Other areas are not accessible due to our summer conference guests and preparation for fall.
No Residence Hall Tours will be available from November 21-29 and from December 6-January 10 to ensure quiet for finals week and to prepare for Spring Opening/Move In.
Students living in on campus housing should expect a great amount of support and attention from our hall staff and programs designed to create a smooth transition to life at Illinois State. Through student leaders and professional staff, students living on campus have greater access to more resources and personal attention.
When you live on campus, you will find a variety of communities and programs designed to help you find your niche at ISU. University Housing provides Themed Living-Learning Communities (TLLCs) that provide opportunity for you to live in an academic and socially enriched environment. Our Area Governments and Diversity Coalition organizations create a positive, fun living space for fellow residents by allowing students to take an active leadership role within their residence halls.
Transition to on campus university life can be challenging. To make sure you're getting the most out of your experience at Illinois State, we offer many support services. Just as classrooms provide academic lessons, the residence halls provide life lessons. While living on campus, you will be faced with many opportunities to learn more about the world around you. These opportunities may sometimes seem overwhelming or difficult, but by taking full advantage of them, you can expand your horizons, learn more about yourself, and bridge the gap into the real world. Illinois State's 10 residence halls are more than just buildings. They house over 6,000 students from all backgrounds and cultures. Not only are the residence halls a great place to meet people, they also offer unique opportunities to get involved in campus life.
We are confident you will find your on campus housing experience to be exciting as well as beneficial, and to provide you with the skills necessary to have a successful experience at Illinois State.
Our Roommate section provides information about roommate preferences, as well as what to expect from a roommate and what is expected from you as a roommate.
Find the step-by-step process to complete your deposit and housing contract and to prepare you for the subsequent room selection process.