Fall 2019 Move-In for International Students

International students have options about when they arrive to campus.

Undergraduate Hall Residents

Welcome to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

These housing options are available to all International students with 2019–2020 University Housing Contracts.


Students must apply for Summer Housing at Daniels Hall.


Students must apply online for Interim Housing at Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall (PAR). You will be notified by email of your approved reservation. Only shared rooms are available and the cost is $40 per night. Meals are not included.

Check out of Interim Housing is on Sunday, August 18. Upon checking out of PAR, students will be allowed to check in to their permanent fall housing assignment. 

A free shuttle service is offered at the main entrance/lobby area of PAR starting at 7 a.m. for students moving from Interim Housing into their permanent fall assignment room. The shuttle will take students and their belongings directly to their assigned hall to check in. Shuttles begin running at 7 a.m. and will run continuously until all students are transported to their fall assignment location.

When students are ready to check in to their fall University Housing room they can go directly to their area or complex front desk and the desk staff will check them in and give them their room key, card access to the facility, and other move-in information and materials.

Students who stay in Interim Housing and then transfer to their permanent room on August 18 will also pay the nightly rates for those dates (see chart below).


Students can move into their fall University Housing room starting at noon on August 18. No registration is needed — just show up at the front desk of the hall you are assigned to. We are open 24 hours per day starting August 18 — check in anytime day or night. Information about where to check in for each hall can be found on the Early Arrival page. 

The rates for Early Arrival Housing in the undergraduate halls are shown below. Fees will be charged to the student’s account and will be reflected in the October bill.

Move-In Date Cost Per Night Notes
Sunday, August 18 $40 No meals on Sunday
Monday, August 19 $60 Includes 3 meals
Tuesday, August 20 $60 Includes 3 meals 
Wednesday, August 21 $60 Includes 3 meals
All Days (Aug. 18–21) $220

Includes 9 meals 
(3 meals on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday)


    Please note: Early Arrival meals may only be used once per meal period (breakfast, lunch, or dinner), with three available each day. Unused meals from early arrival week are not rolled over.

    Daniels Hall and Sherman Hall Residents

    International students with a confirmed fall housing contract in Daniels Hall or Sherman Hall can move in starting August 18 at noon. 

    • No meals are available August 18 and the rate is $40 per night. 
    • Meals are available in the dining halls from August 19–21. The rate is $60 per night for residents with meal plans and $40 per night for residents without meal plans. (See rate and meal information in the chart above.)

    To make arrangements for early arrival at Daniels or Sherman, please complete an Early Arrival Request form

    Information about where to check in for each hall can be found on the Early Arrival page. The desks at Daniels and Sherman are open 24 hours a day, so you may check in at any time after 9 a.m. on your approved Early Arrival date. Approved Early Arrival dates are sent in reply to residents who submit an online Early Arrival Request form

    Daniels Hall also offers a 12-month housing option.