Early Arrival

Undergraduate Residence Halls

Fall 2017 Semester Early Arrival

You are strongly encouraged to arrive on your designated move-in day:

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 for new residents of Living-Learning Communities participating in LLC orientation
  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 for new freshmen and transfer students
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 for returning students

We are able to provide the best service on these specific days including I-Guide assistance, hall events, parking and traffic control, and staff availability. However, if moving in on a weekday causes your family significant hardship, we are happy to assist you. Please note: there will be no I-Guide assistance available on Saturday, August 26.

If there is a need to come to campus prior to these days, you may move in between Sunday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 23. No registration is needed—just show up at the front desk of the hall you are assigned to. There are additional fees for Early Arrival (see cost breakdown below) as these dates fall outside your 2017-2018 housing contract dates.

Students working for Dining Service will receive information specific to them regarding arrival times and cost.

Please note:

  • Early Arrival begins at 12:00 noon on August 20, 2017. We are open 24 hours per day starting August 20—check in anytime day or night.
  • Bring a photo ID. We prefer the i-card but will accept any photo ID.
  • We will bill the Early Arrival fee to your student account as our offices cannot accept cash.
  • Please obey all parking rules and regulations. We cannot waive any tickets or towing charges.
  • For Fall 2017: I-Guides will only be available to assist with move-in on Tuesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 24 (starting at 9:00 a.m. and after). If you are moving in to you room between Sunday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 23, moving carts can be checked out from your front desk for one hour with a state ID.

Fall Early Arrival Cost

The rates for Early Arrival housing in the undergraduate halls are shown below. The fee will be charged to the student’s account and will be reflected in the October bill. Daily cost per night includes three meals each day—continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner beginning on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Move-In Date Cost Per Night Notes
Sunday, August 20 $40.00 No meals on Sunday
Monday, August 21 $60.00 Includes 3 meals
Tuesday, August 22 $60.00  Includes 3 meals 
Wednesday, August 23
Includes 3 meals
All days (Aug. 20-Aug. 24) $220.00 Includes 10 meals
(3 meals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
plus breakfast on Thursday, August 24) 

Early Arrival meal credits may only be used once per meal period (breakfast, lunch or dinner) with three available meals each day and one breakfast on Thursday, August 24. Unused meal credits from Early Arrival week are not rolled over to the academic year.

Check-In Information

If you live in:

  • Allen: Check in at Allen front desk
  • Busey-Evans: Check in at Busey-Evans front desk
  • Oglesby or Trealease/Florida Avenue (FAR): Check in at FAR front desk
  • Townsend or Wardall/Illinois Street (ISR): Check in at ISR front desk
  • Leonard or Sheldon/Lincoln Avenue (LAR): Check in at LAR front desk
  • Babcock, Blaisdell, Carr or Saunders/Pennsylvania Avenue (PAR): Check in at PAR front desk
  • Barton, Hopkins, Lundgren, Nugent, or Weston: Check in at the IKE North area office in Nugent Hall 
  • Bousfield, Scott, Snyder, or Taft-Van Doren: Check in at the IKE South area office in Snyder Hall 

International Students

You may apply for pre-Early Arrival Interim Housing starting July 23, 2017. No prior approval is needed if arriving Sunday, August 20, 2017 or after. Read about international student move-in

Daniels Hall and Sherman Hall

Fall 2017 Semester Early Arrival

Early Arrival housing in the graduate upper-division halls is only available to students who have a confirmed 2017-2018 housing assignment in either Daniels or Sherman Hall.

We will bill any fees associated with Early Arrival to your University student account as our offices cannot accept cash or credit cards.

Arrival before July 23, 2017

Students must apply for Summer Housing.

Arrival between July 23, 2017—August 16, 2017

Students must apply online for pre-Early Arrival Interim Housing at Illinois Street Residence Hall (ISR).

Only shared rooms are available and the cost is $40 per night. Meals are not included. 

Residents of Sherman or Daniels may check out of ISR on Thursday, August 17, 2017 any time after 10:00 a.m. and move into their permanent fall room assignment. The nightly rate remains $40 per night in Sherman and Daniels Halls through Sunday, August 20. 

Arrival between August 17, 2017—August 23, 2017

Students moving in to Sherman or Daniels on or after August 17 should submit the online Early Arrival Request form.

From August 17–20, the rate is $40 per night and there are no meals offered. 

From August 21–23, the rate is $60 per night for residents with meal plans and $40 per night for residents without meal plans. Meals are available these days.

Arrival on or after August 24, 2017

Beginning at 9:00 a.m., Sherman and Daniels Halls are open for all new and returning students to move in. Fall 2017 meal plans begins with lunch on Thursday, August 24.

Check-In Information

The desks at Daniels and Sherman are open 24 hours a day, so you may check in at any time after 9:00 a.m. on your approved Early Arrival date. Approved Early Arrival confirmations are sent in reply to residents who submit an online Early Arrival Request form

If you do not have a University of Illinois i-card for building access, please use the call box located near the main entrance of your building and a staff member will greet you at the door.

Still have questions about Early Arrival Housing for Sherman and Daniels residents? Email us at gradhalls@illinois.edu.

Early Arrival Parking

Please note that parking on campus is very limited. Upon your arrival, you may unload your vehicle from a curb or metered space nearest your residence hall (do not leave your car unattended while unloading). For longer term visitor parking that same day you must contact Campus Parking at (217) 333-3530 or www.parking.illinois.edu. Meters and lots are enforced by Campus Parking during Early Arrival move-in. University Housing is not responsible for parking tickets you may receive.

Early Arrival Dining

Monday, August 21–Thursday, August 24, 2017

Early Arrival dining meal service is available beginning with breakfast on Monday, August 21 and ending with breakfast on Thursday, August 24. Fall 2017 meal plans begin with lunch on Thursday, August 24.

Classic: All you care to eat venues

Ikenberry Dining Hall 

  • Continental breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Aug. 21-24)
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Aug. 21-23)
  • Dinner: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Aug. 21-23) 

ISR Dining Hall 

  • Continental breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Aug. 21-24)
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Aug. 21, 22, 23 only)
  • Dinner: 4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Aug. 21, 22, 23 only) 

PAR Dining Hall

  • Continental breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Aug. 21-24)
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Aug. 21, 22, 23 only)
  • Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Aug. 21, 22, 23 only)

A La Carte Locations: Offer food and other convenience items, priced individually. 

57 North (at the SDRP)

  •  Open noon - 8 p.m.

Penn Station (at PAR)

  • Open 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Chomps (at ISR)

  • Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

NOTE:  If you are part of an approved Early Arrival group and you eat more than your group's predetermined meals, please know your student account will be billed for the extra meals. You are welcome to use Illini Cash or a credit/debit card for meals outside of your group's plan.