A great way to feel like a true part of the Illinois community is to live on campus.
One special option is the Transfer Community, a community in Scott Hall (floors 3 and 4) that has been developed specifically for transfer students. The staff in this community focus on the interests and needs of transfer students to assist their transition to Illinois.
In addition to the Transfer Community, transfer students are welcome in any of our hall communities (both undergraduate and graduate upper-division). And if you're ready for an apartment, consider the Ashton Woods community.