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Get Active for Challenge Health

Show us your healthy habits during ISU's Wellness Week and we'll give you a chance to win a FitBit, personal training sessions and health baskets. Find out how here.

Exemption Process

If you believe you have reason to live off campus but are required to live on campus, please learn more about the exemption process here.

Exception to Live On Campus

The University may grant exceptions to student who are not required but would like to live on campus. Because University Housing Services must reserve space for students who are required to live on campus, we have a limited amount of exceptions available. You may learn more about the exception process on the Campus Housing Exceptions page.

Preference Form

Each year there are a number of students who are manually assigned rooms by University Housing Services. We will strive to assign this group according to preferences as much as possible dependent on space availability. Please enter preferences to be considered here.

Contract Cancellation

For more information and links to various cancellation forms, please visit our Contract Cancellation page.

Single Occupancy Waiting List Request

The Single Occupancy Waiting List form is available for students to request a single living space for Fall 2014.

Campus Cable

To view a complete list of the channels available across campus, please visit our Channels and Listings page.




If you are interested in building your leadership skills, motivating others, developing memorable programs and being a role model, apply to be a resident or community assistant for spring or fall 2015! Applications and all qualification needs available here.

Latino Cultural Dinner Featuring J.R. Martinez Set for October 27

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UNIVERSITY HOUSING SERVICES is pleased to welcome army veteran, motivational speaker, actor and author J.R. Martinez for our Latino Cultural Dinner Monday, October 27 at 5 p.m. in the Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center. Click here for information on tickets, food and J.R. Martinez.

Applying for Housing (New Students)

Welcome2ISU, Illinois State’s Web portal, is open at 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. daily for students to submit their housing application-contract for the 2014-2015 academic year. Submission of this application-contract will determine your priority within the room selection process.

University On-Campus Housing Policy

The University requires students to live in university housing their first two years out of high school. Students who fall under the University On-Campus Housing Policy will not be able to register for classes until University Housing Services receives their residence hall contract and initial payment. These regulations are applicable to all students insofar as space is available in University residence halls.

Shelbourne Apartment Application Open

Spaces are still available for spring 2014 at Shelbourne apartments. These spaces are for students who are married or in domestic partnerships, students with dependents, graduate students, and qualifying upper class students. Submit an application today.

Applications for fall 2014 are available here.

Atkin/Colby and Hamilton/Whitten Mementoes Available for Purchase

Mounted door knobs, mailbox doors, and room numbers from Atkin/Colby and Hamilton/Whitten residence halls are available for purchase and benefit the University Housing Services Student Employee Scholarship fund. Learn more.

Need a Repair?

If something in your room or apartment is not working properly, please submit a work order request as soon as possible and a member of our maintenance team will address your concern. Click on "Work Order" on the left side of the Housing homepage to access the system.

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