It doesn’t matter where you choose to live. Our halls are filled with potential best friends, so much stuff to do, and really good food.

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24 university housing options

Find your place in University Housing.

Our university knows how to give you the classic college experience. You’ll be part of a close-knit community, with RAs available whenever you need them and a meal plan that lets you eat at any dining hall on campus.

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Want to live with people who really get you?

Join one of 11 Living-Learning Communities (LLCs), where you’ll meet other students with the same interests as you. Our LLCs even offer on-site classes and field trips related to the things you love most.

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11 private certified housing options

Get comfortable in Private Certified Housing.

Approved by Illinois for all students, our Private Certified Housing facilities offer a different experience from that of the traditional residence hall. You’ll find everything from air conditioning and semi-private bathrooms to in-room kitchens and fitness centers. One even has its own swimming pool!

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Thinking of joining a fraternity or sorority?

Of the 90 chapters on campus, over 50 offer housing. Each facility is privately owned and operated, with rates comparable to other living options. Once you’ve been granted membership into the house of your choice, living with your new sisters or brothers makes for great bonding.

Transfers have options too.

Our campus offers university residence halls, graduate upper-division halls, Private Certified Housing, and pet-friendly university-owned apartments.

If you're required to live in housing owned or certified by the university, don't worry—you’re not limited! You have many choices within our undergraduate halls, including Scott Hall and Bousfield Hall. Both are home to transfer communities that focus specifically on your interests and needs as you transition to Illinois.

If you've lived in a residence hall before, you may be eligible to live off campus. Please check with the Housing Information Office before securing housing with a private landlord. Our Off-Campus Community Living office can help you find an apartment, review your lease contract, answer questions about landlord complaint histories, and more.