In order to live in University Housing, a student must be registered at the University and must be at least 17 years of age at the time of commencement of his/her residence hall occupancy. Requests for exceptions to the minimum age requirement may be submitted to University Housing Services for review by the director. Admission and/or enrollment to the University does not guarantee eligibility for on-campus housing. If you have any questions, please contact University Housing Services at (309) 438-8611.
Beginning on February 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m., newly admitted students for the 2019-2020 academic year can begin the University Housing online application process and submit their contracts through the online portal. While there is no deadline for submitting the university housing contract, admission to the University does not guarantee a space in on-campus housing.
Visit the housing/dining portal.
Once you have logged into the portal, select Housing and Dining Application at the top of the portal homepage to begin.
Follow the first steps to complete your housing and dining contract as well as make your initial payment. You will need a credit or debit card to pay your initial payment. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover cards. A payment confirmation can be printed after submitting your initial payment.
During the first steps you will also have the opportunity to apply for a Themed Living-Learning Community and develop your roommate profile. We strongly encourage you to complete the roommate profile as it will assist the assignments staff in finding a suitable roommate match.
In May, you will receive information regarding your randomized room selection date if you signed your contract prior to May 1 Priority date. If you do not meet the priority deadline, assignments staff will use your roommate profile and room preferences to make your room assignment.
Housing application portal available for new students at 8:30 a.m. Students can sign contracts, complete roommate profiles, and complete roommate match.
Priority Filing Date to secure randomized online room selection date and roommate matching. Students who complete contracts after May 1 do not qualify for roommate matching.
Students who qualify will receive randomized online room selection date notification. Students who do not qualify for self selection will receive information on next steps.
Themed Living Learning Community Priority Room Selection
Online Room Self Selection Opens at 8:30 a.m. Students will be able to access on their individually communicated room selection dates.