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Contract Renewal

Online Contract Renewal for returning students has closed. Students who still need to submit a housing contract for Fall may call Housing at (309)438-8611 to make arrangements. Students who are required to live on campus either need to complete a contract or receive an approved exemption to the on campus policy. Be sure to complete the appropriate step to avoid being blocked from course registration. Those students who did not utilize the online process when available will be assessed a $50 manual processing fee.

Personal Profile

The Personal Profile is a tool for both incoming and returning students to answer questions regarding their lifestyles and allow others to view this information when making online room selections. Fill your personal profile out today!

Fall Room Assignments for the Residence Halls and Cardinal Court

Most, but not all, new students will select their own room through a Web-based room selection program. However, each year there are a number of students who are manually assigned by University Housing Services. Your selection method is determined by how soon we receive your application-contract. By mid-May, University Housing Services will notify each student regarding their assignment method.

For students selecting their own room, the online room selection process will run May 27 through June 27. Manual room assignments are made in July after the conclusion of the online room selection process on June 27.

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.

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 Spring 2014.

Campus Cable

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



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.

Summer Housing 2014

Summer housing will be offered in East Campus from May 11 through August 8. A variety of contract periods are available from one week up to 13-week stays. Check us out!

Go Green & Stay Hydrated! Water Bottle Filling Stations

In a collaborative effort to reduce the environmental impact of housing students, ARH and University Housing have installed water-bottle filling stations on campus. The new bottle filling stations can be found in the lobby of West Campus and on each of the five house breezeways in Watterson. Dispensing filtered water at 1.1 gallons per minute, the fill stations provide a quick, no-touch sanitary solution to filling water bottles. To use, simply place your reusable bottle on the fill stand. The IR sensor in the station will see that there is a bottle present and will begin the filling process. The filling stations will help encourage a healthier lifestyle and reduce the number of disposable plastic water bottles used on campus. Each fill station displays the number of plastic water bottles that have been saved from the landfill. Read more here.

Indian Cultural Dinner

Indian Cultural Dinner, Kal Penn, April 22, Brown Ballroom

University Housing Services is pleased to welcome actor, producer, and White House aide Kal Penn  as the  keynote speaker  for an Indian Cultural Dinner on April 22nd at 5:00 pm at the Brown Ballroom in the Bone Student Center.

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.

Illinois State University

Office of Residential Life Building
Campus Box 2600
Normal, IL 61790-2600
Main: (309) 438-8611
Fax: (309) 438-8866

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