Fall 2020 Move-In for International Students

International students have options about when they arrive to campus.

Visit this page often. The information below is subject to change per developments in COVID-19. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: International students who have been in any of countries listed on this CDC page may not enter the United States at this time. If you are traveling from any other country not on the prohibited list, the CDC requires that you self-quarantine for 14 days following these CDC guidelines. For international students with a 2020-2021 residence hall housing contract, University Housing will provide quarantine accommodations starting August 1. It is recommended you arrive to campus by August 9 so that you can complete your 14 days of self-quarantine prior to the start of classes. More information, including how to request Quarantine Housing, will be shared soon. 

Undergraduate Hall Residents

Welcome to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

These housing options are available to all International students with 2020–2021 University Housing Contracts. 


Students must apply for Summer Housing at Daniels Hall.


Students must apply online for Interim Housing. You will be notified by email of your approved reservation.

Students arriving to campus who are not required to quarantine (examples: students traveling from within the United States to Urbana-Champaign), will be assigned to a single room in Daniels Hall, and the cost per night is $40 (meals not included).

Students arriving to campus who are required to quarantine (example: students traveling to Urbana-Champaign from outside of the United States), will be assigned to a single room in one of University Housing's reserved quarantine residence hall locations, and the cost per night is $60 (meals included).

Check out of Interim Housing is on August 16 at 8 a.m. Upon checking out, students will be allowed to check in to their permanent fall housing assignment.   

Students who stay in Interim Housing and then transfer to their permanent room on August 16 will also pay the nightly rates for those dates (see chart below).


Students can move into their fall University Housing room starting August 16. With this option, residents will be required to sign up for a Move-In date and time.

Dates and Times 
August 16: Time TBD
August 17-18; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Additional details, including how to sign up for an Early Arrival Move-In time, safety guidelines, and  check-in details will be sent via email mid-July.

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 16 $40 No meals on Sunday
Monday, August 17 $60 Includes 3 meals
Tuesday, August 18 $60 Includes 3 meals 
All Days (August 16-18) $160

Includes 6 meals 

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

    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 16. 

    • No meals are available August 16 and the rate is $40 per night. 
    • Meals are available in the dining halls from August 17–18. 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