Helpful Housing Resources

Housing Options

Whether your student is a first-year or a returning upperclassman, we have great options available in University Housing. See the list of options in the undergraduate halls, graduate upper-division halls, living-learning communities, and apartments. Our Compare Options tool can even help you filter by amenities and features.

Contracts and Assignments

Visit the Apply page to view information about the Housing contract, roommates, and deadlines.

Forms & Documents

The Forms & Documents library is a compilation of all the important forms your student may need.


Check out the Move-In section of our site for links to move-in information and how to prepare, such as the packing checklist and important dates to know.

Rates and Billing

Budgeting is easier with University Housing's constant rate program! The room and board rates from the year your student enters University Housing will still apply for up to four years as long as they live continuously in University Housing’s residence halls. In the future, if you select a different room type or meal plan is selected, you will pay for those choices based on the rate structure from the first year with Housing. See the Rates page for room and board information.

Housing contracts can be submitted online after the student has accepted the University's offer of admission. A $150 advance payment and $50 non-refundable application fee is required when the student submits his or her contract. 

If the student received the application fee waiver when applying to the University through Admissions, the $50 application fee for University Housing is waived and the $150 advance payment is deferred until the first bill is due. The Housing Information Office will charge the $150 advance payment to the student account along with the room and meal plan charges, and it will be due in September.

The $150 advance payment is deducted from the spring semester's housing charge in January.

Fall semester housing is charged to the student's account in August and will show on the E-Bill in September along with tuition and fees. Spring semester housing is charged to the student's account in January and will show on the E-Bill in February along with tuition and fees. Payment options are available on the University Bursar website at


Wondering about safety and security in our buildings? Read University Housing's safety information to find out what safety measures are taken in our facilities.

Addresses and Mail

Find out your student's new address on the Addresses and Mail page.

Social Media

Are you on Facebook? You can follow along with our latest news and updates on the University Housing Facebook page or Twitter account.

Illini Union Parent and Family Programs

Please visit the Illini Union Parent and Family Programs Office for campus resources.