University Housing at Illinois University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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University Housing Quick Facts

Busey-Evans Residence Halls

Busey-Evans: First residence hall


  • 1918: The year the first residence hall (Busey-Evans) was built.
  • 2013: The year the most recent residence hall (Bousfield) opened.

Residence Halls

  • 23: Number of undergraduate residence halls, housing 8,800 residents.
  • 700: Number of residents in Daniels and Sherman Halls.
  • 188: Number of Resident Advisors in residence halls.
  • 19: Number of Multicultural Advocates in residence halls.
Orchard Downs Apartments. Copyright Larry Kanfer.

Orchard Downs apartments


  • 1,000: Approximate number of efficiency, one- and two-bedroom apartments available to graduate students, students with families, faculty, and staff at Goodwin-Green and Orchard Downs.
  • 150: Number of two-bedroom apartments available at Ashton Woods for graduate students, faculty, staff, and undergraduates with 30 or more credits.
  • 600: Approximate annual number of events and programs for apartment residents.
  • 17: Number of Community Aides serving Ashton Woods, Goodwin-Green, and Orchard Downs residents.
Students eating at Ikenberry Dining Hall

Ikenberry Dining Hall, which opened fall 2010, is LEED certified

Dining Services

  • 3,026,369: Number of meals served per year.
  • Three meal plan options: Classic meals only plan, All Café Credits plan, or Classic Meals and Café Credits plan.
  • Six dining halls, the Illini Union Ballroom, and award-winning catering: Dining services within University Housing.

Housing Opportunities

  • Living-Learning Communities: Nine unique communities (Global Crossroads; Health Professions, Innovation LLC; Intersections; LEADS; Sustainability; Weston Exploration; Women in Math, Science, and Engineering; and Unit One) providing residents with customized social and interactive programming and academic benefits, including on-site classes and tutoring.
  • Special Living Options: Five distinct living options including the non-visitation option, substance-free hall, transfer student cluster, Scholars Community, and Beckwith Residential Support Services.
  • 1,500: Number of students employed every year in the residence and dining halls, hall libraries, and computer centers.
  • 70 organizations with 10,000 participants: summer conferences held in University Housing.
Group of Innovation LLC residents with Alma

Students from our newest Living-Learning
Community, Innovation LLC

Housing Resources

  • 7 residence hall libraries and 22 computer labs: Resources available to assist residents with research and academic needs.
  • 325: Combined number of computers available in computer labs.
  • Electronic card access in residence halls, in-room high-speed Internet access, Spanish-language channels, cable TV, etc: Some of the amenities provided for residents.


  • 650: Number of full-time staff.
  • $100 million dollars: Total annual budget.
  • 3 million square feet on 150 square acres: University Housing buildings and grounds.
  • Organization of Housing’s departments: Business Services, Dining Services, Housing Information Office, Facilities, Family & Graduate Housing, Marketing and Communications, Technology Services, and Residential Life.
  • $9,468: 2011-2012 room and board for a double room and the 12 Classic/15 Cafe Credits plan.
  • $650: 2011-2012 monthly rent for a two-bedroom, unfurnished apartment in Orchard Downs.

Read our 2013-2014 Annual Report (pdf). 

University Housing
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
100 Clark Hall, 1203 South Fourth Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA

(217) 333-7111
(217) 244-7073 (fax)

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