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On-Campus Housing Release 

We are now accepting on-campus housing release requests! Click here to submit your release request today.
Current students and new transfers who are required to live on-campus for the 2024-2025 academic year are eligible to apply. 
Click here to learn more about the On-Campus Housing Release Request.

Move-In 2024

  • Move-In for Fall 2024 will begin on Monday, August 12 and will go through Sunday, August 18.
  • All residents will be able to self-select their own Move-In date and time.
  • Students will be notified of the sign-up process in the summer.
  • Meal plans will be activated on Monday, August 12. 
  • See our Move-In page for additional information! 

Important Dates

 

  • Move-In 2024

    • Move-In for Fall 2024 will begin on Monday, August 12 and will go through Sunday, August 18.
    • All residents will be able to self-select their own Move-In date and time via the Housing and Dining Portal after choosing their rooms.
    • See our Move-In page for additional information! 
  •  Fall Break

    • Saturday, November 23 | Halls close at 2 p.m.
    • Sunday, December 1 | Halls reopen at 2 p.m.

 

  • Winter Break

    • Saturday, December 14 | Halls close at 2 p.m.
  • Beginning of Spring Semester

    • Friday, January 10 | Halls open at 8 a.m.
  • Spring Break

    • Saturday, March 8 | Halls close at 2 p.m.
    • Sunday, March 16 | Halls reopen at 2 p.m.
  •  End of Spring Semester

    • Saturday, May 10 | Halls close at 2 p.m.
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New Student Priority Filing Date

    • June 1: First time in college students who submit a housing contract and initial payment by and including June 1 will qualify for a randomized online room selection date and roommate matching.
    • June 1: Transfer students out of high school less than 2 years who submit by and including June 1 will be entered into a lottery where some will be chosen to participate in room selection for the apartments and roommate matching with fellow transfer students.

News

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Curb Birds play a vital role to the Move-In experience. While a rewarding volunteer experience, being a Curb Bird means being one of the first welcoming faces students and families see when they arrive on campus!  

Read more University Housing news

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Dismount zones, pedestrian safety, miscommunication concerns explained

On Feb. 22, Illinois State University’s Academic Senate passed a policy implementing dismount zones on campus to provide safer conditions for pedestrians.

Read more about the Dismount zones at Vidette Online