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What to Bring/Not to Bring to Your New Home!

As you make your room selection and soon will find out your roommate, make sure to review our lists of what you can bring and not bring to your residence hall or apartment. Find out more information here.

Summer Housing Tours

Want to see your future home at Illinois State University this summer? The only way to do this is to sign up for a Daily Campus Visit which includes a tour of East Campus or visit us on one of our summer Open House dates to view East and West Campus. Registration through Admissions for both events is highly recommended.

A show room is also availabe in the Cardinal Court Community Center which houses primarily sophomore students.

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!

Preference Form

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 received your application-contract. 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.

Manual room assignments are made in July after the conclusion of the online room selection.

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 Fall 2014.

Campus Cable

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


Room & Roommate Selections Available

It’s finally here! Beginning Monday, July 21 you will be able to view your room and roommate assignment on our Online Room Assignment Notice. On this site you will also find information specific to your move-in time and date. Please note, if you did not have a webdate you may not have been assigned to a room as we are still working on some manual assignments.Check back regularly as we will continue to update the website with room assignments. If you have any questions, please contact our Housing Assignments Staff at (309) 438-8611.

Move-In Dates & Times Available

It is getting close to 2014 move-in! Move-in newsletters will be sent to home addresses throughout the month of July. You can also check out move-in dates and times as well as more move-in information here.

Returning Students: Move-In Sign Up Available Via Email

If you are a returning student to Illinois State this fall, please make sure to check your emai l(ISU account) to register for a move-in date and time. Registering will help UHS and campus partners ensure a smooth arrival. Don’t forget to check your emails!

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!

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.

Volunteer to be a Curb Bird for 2014 Move-In

A great volunteer opportunity that will allow you to meet new people, welcome new Redbirds, get free food and t-shirts and enter into a drawing for a free semester of books! Did we mention you also get early move in? Make friends, build your resume and have fun! Curb Bird Coordinator appilcations are no longer being taken. There is still time to apply to be a Curb Bird Volunteer!Click here to apply and learn more.

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
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Normal, IL 61790-2600
Main: (309) 438-8611
Fax: (309) 438-8866

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