Dates and Deadlines
Important Dates and Deadlines for First-Time Applicants
We want to make sure you have all of the information you need to get your Housing Contract completed and submitted by the May 15 priority deadline to select your room and roommate!
» Between January 27 – May 15
Step 1: Submit your housing contract. 48 hours after you accept your offer of admission to Illinois, You can visit our how to apply page to complete your contract. During this step, you will:
- Complete your Roommate Matching Profile.
- Share your location preferences.
- Indicate your preference to live in an LLC and submit the required essay.
- Indicate your preference to live in a special living option or housing accommodation.
- Submit the $150 advanced payment and $50 non-refundable application fee.
If you do not submit your contract by the May 15 priority deadline, we will pick a room and roommate for you based on the available space and your location preferences. You get to select your meal plan.
» Late May
Step 2: Select your room, roommate and meal plan. If you submit your contract by the May 15 priority deadline, you will be randomly assigned an entry time to select your room, roommate and meal plan.
A randomized entry time will be sent to your Illinois email address with instructions on when and how to log in and choose your room.
» Early June
Room Selection Closes. You may change your room anytime until Room Selection closes in early June.
» Late June
Room confirmations are sent. You will receive your room and roommate confirmation, via your Illinois email address. A room freeze will begin once confirmations are sent. This means from late June until mid-September, room changes will not be permitted.
Contact the Housing Information Office - we’re happy to help!