Illinois Street

Townsend and Wardall make up the Illinois Street Residence Halls (ISR). Located near the Engineering Quad and all rooms are air-conditioned. Wardall is home to the Innovation LLC Living-Learning Community (floors 5-8). Townsend will be unavailable to live in during 2019-2020 due to renovation.


918 West Illinois Street (Townsend); 1012 West Illinois Street (Wardall), Urbana, IL 61801

Contact Information:

ISR Office Phone: (217) 333-4640


Engineering Quad, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts


Townsend - coed by wing, Wardall - coed by floor

Resident Population:

Townsend - 627, Wardall - 548

Room Types:

Mostly doubles and some triples


ISR Dining Hall is closed for renovations. Two dining options are available for residents in the Illini Union: Orange on Green is located on the first floor and Blue 41 on the second floor. CHOMPS is a retail dining location located on the first floor of Wardall Hall.

Special Features:

Innovation Living-Learning Community is located in Wardall. All rooms are air-conditioned, have wireless internet, and new loftable furniture. Residents have access to ISR Library, computer lab, weight room, study lounges, laundry room, 24-hour front desk services, and vending machines.

The Illinois Street Residence Hall (ISR) is currently undergoing a renovation and addition project that will transform the dining and programming space in this 53-year old building on Green Street. In May 2019, Townsend Hall will be taken offline through the 2019-2020 academic year for renovation.

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