Illinois Street Residence Halls (ISR)


Illinois Street Residence Halls (Townsend and Wardall) are known as the place to be for engineering students. Why? These Urbana North halls are as close as you can get to the Bardeen Quadrangle and the North Quad, the location of most engineering and many STEM classes. The Innovation, Honors, and Sustainability Living-Learning Communites call ISR home. The residence halls’ recent renovations and brand new, state-of-the-art dining center and programmatic spaces are the perfect spots to hang out with your new academically-focused friends.

General Information

Room Types:

  • Doubles
  • Singles
  • Triples

Bathroom Type:

  • Individual-use


  • Air Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • In-hall Dining
  • MTD Service
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Study Lounges
  • Computer Lab
  • Fitness Center
  • Meditation Room
  • Music Practice Rooms
  • TerraBYTE (Retail Location)
  • InfiniTEA (Tea Bar)


Hall Groups

  • ISR Hall Council
  • Ebony Umoja
  • LGBTQ-Centered Student Organization


Front Desk: 217-333-4640
Townsend Hall
918 W. Illinois St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Resident Director:
Wardall Hall
1012 W. Illinois St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Resident Director:

During the academic year when students are present, the front desk will be open from 6 a.m. – 3 a.m. When the front desk is not staffed, students can still call the front desk number. The call will be answered by a calling service able to help with general questions and emergencies and assist students who may have lost their i-card and be locked out of their building and room.

When break housing is being provided, the front desk will be open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Calls will be forwarded to the RAs on duty when the desk is closed.

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360 Degree Individual Use Bathroom Tour