Fall 2022 Early Arrival

Can’t wait to move in? There are opportunities for residents to arrive early to campus. 

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These housing options are available to all students with 2022 – 2023 University Housing Contracts. 

Arrival Before August 7: Students must apply for Summer Housing at Daniels Hall.

Arrival Between August 7 - 13: Interim Housing

Students must apply online for Interim Housing at the Illinois Street Residence Halls. You will be notified by email of your approved Interim Housing reservation.  

  • Cost: $40 per night. Meals are not included.  Fees will be charged to the student’s account.
  • Check - In: Begins on August 8 at 9 a.m. at the Illinois Street Residence Hall front desk.
  • Check - Out: Before 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 14.  

Students who stay in Interim Housing and then transfer to their permanent room on August 15 will also pay the nightly rates for those dates (see chart below).

Undergraduate Residence Halls

Students can move into their fall University Housing room starting August 14 at noon. With this option, residents will be required to sign up for a Move-In date and time.


August 14-16 


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 14 $40 No meals on Sunday
Monday, August 15 $60 Includes 3 meals
Tuesday, August 16** $60 Includes 3 meals 
All days (August 14–16) $160 Includes 6 meals 


Please note that you will be billed for early arrival as soon as you receive your keys, regardless of whether or not you stay in your room during the early arrival period.


** If you are assigned to a Living-Learning Community (LLC) and move in August 16, you will not be charged an Early Arrival Fee. The LLC Orientation Fee includes room and board for the night of August 16. If you choose to move in before August 16, you will be charged the nightly fee.  

Daniels and Sherman Halls 

Arrival Between August 14 - 16. 

Students can move into their fall Daniels or Sherman room starting August 14 at noon. With this option, residents will be required to sign up for a Move-In date and time. To make arrangements for early arrival at Daniels or Sherman, please complete an Early Arrival Request form

  • Cost: On August 14, there are no meals available and the rate is $40 per night. From August 15–16, meals are offered in the dining halls. 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 chart above).

Have questions about Daniels and Sherman? Email gradhalls@illinois.edu.

Dining During Early Arrival

Dining units will open during early arrival beginning with breakfast on Monday, August 15 through dinner on Tuesday, August 16. Refer to the Illinois App for hours of operation prior to meal plans beginning. Fall 2022 meal plans begin with breakfast on Wednesday, August 17.

The Early Arrival meal balance will not show up in the MyHousing system as a meal plan balance normally would. Once you move in, the meals are available on your i-card. If you need to check your Early Arrival meal balance on your i-card, ask the cashier in the dining facility.

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.

If you are part of an approved Early Arrival group and you eat more than your group’s predetermined meals, your student account will be billed for the extra meals. You are welcome to use Illini Cash or a credit/debit card to pay for meals outside of your group’s plan.

Campus Groups 

Units who wish for their group to move in early will be permitted to move in earlier than August 18. There are Early Arrival fees that can be charged to a campus unit FOAPAL and/or to an individual student account. To arrange for your campus group to move in early, email the Housing Information Office for information on how to gain pre-approval for your group.