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Hewett-Manchester Halls and Watterson Towers.

Places to Live

The University’s undergraduate housing is clustered in five neighborhoods located across Illinois State’s 850-acre campus: Hewett-Manchester, Tri-Towers, Watterson Towers, Cardinal Court, Fell Avenue and School Street apartments. Check out our At a Glance informative document for additional information about all of our areas.

Living in Residence Halls

All residence halls are within walking distance from the University’s picturesque Quad. Each area provides its own unique feel. No matter which area of campus you live in, you can expect a sense of community, individual attention, support services to help you succeed, and a connection to Illinois State University that is second to none!

Cardinal Court exterior.

Living in Cardinal Court

Cardinal Court houses 994 undergraduate students (primarily sophomores) in 227 furnished apartments. It provides a unique opportunity to experience apartment-style living with the benefits of living in university housing.

Explore Cardinal Court apartments

Living in Apartments

Owned and managed by the University, Fell Avenue and School Street apartments offer affordable, conveniently-located housing for international, upper class, undergraduate students, and graduate students without dependents.

Explore the Fell Avenue and School Street apartments

Fell-School St. Apartments exterior.

Living Off-Campus

If you wish to live off-campus but close to Illinois State, our off-campus database lists nearby housing options. Please contact the Dean of Students Off Campus Services at (309) 438-8621.

Off-Campus Housing Marketplace

Amenities for All Residence Halls and Cardinal Court

UHS offers a plethora of amenities, including the following:

  • 24/7 front desk service
  • Fitness centers
  • Free washer and dryer access
  • Basketball courts
  • Print services
  • Free bus service with Redbird ID
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • Study spaces
  • Conference meeting rooms
  • Reflection Rooms