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Welcome Home, Redbirds

Welcome Home, Redbirds

Applications for Housing and Dining Contracts are now open.

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Become an RA/CA!

Learn about becoming an RA/CA and the application process. All application pieces due by 11:59 p.m. on October 16, 2017. 

Take a Tour!

This fall our Residence Halls are available for housing tours. If you are stopping through or making a trip to campus, take a peek at what we have to offer.

House Calls 2017!

The transition to college can be difficult for some students. Each year, University Housing Services conducts House Calls to check in on students to see how their first few weeks of college are going. From Monday, September 11- Friday September 15, Illinois State University Staff will be working their way through the Residence Halls to touch base with students about their college life. Contact Stephanie Robertson for more information. 


Sonia Manzano 



October 26: The 2017 Latino Cultural Dinner featuring Sonia Monzano

For over 30 years, Sonia Manzano inspired, educated, and delighted children and families as "Maria" on Sesame Street. Named among the “25 Greatest Latino Role Models Ever” by Latina Magazine, Manzano broke ground as one of the first Hispanic characters on national television. Throughout her career, she has continued to contribute to enriching diversity on television, on the stage, and in the educational realm. A first generation America of Latin descent, Manzano’s tale is one of perseverance and courage as she overcame countless obstacles to become one of the most influential Latinas in television.
Learn more about Sonia here.
Additional information regarding Cultural Dinners will be released in mid-September.

Reserve your spot with one meal swipe from your meal plan.

Find more information on Cultural Dinners here. 

October 16-22: Illinois State University Homecoming-Building A Legacy 

Join University Housing Services in welcoming back our fabulous alumni to Illinois State with our annual Homecoming. This year's theme focuses on the idea of "Building a Legacy." For a full list of Homecoming 2017 events and visitor information visit

November 3-5: Family Weekend

Call your parents, siblings, extended family, or anyone you hold near and dear to your heart! Family weekend is returning to Illinois State! Welcome your loved ones to campus with a full weekend of activities! Find a full list of events and more at

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