University Housing at Illinois University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Apartment Options

University Housing offers a variety of options for graduate students, students with families, faculty and staff, and upper-division undergraduates of the University. Three uniquely different apartment communities are available—all focused around enriching the academic development of students and enhancing the integration of a diverse student body into the campus community. We also offer short-stay lease options in our apartments.

Please note: Effective January 1, 2014, the University will be a smoke-free campus.  Smoking, both indoors and outdoors, will be prohibited on all University property including University apartments. 

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As you complete your University Housing application, you will be asked for your location preferences. Here are some unique opportunities to find your home on campus. 

Orchard Downs

Located approximately one mile southeast from the center of campus, Orchard Downs is nestled in one of the largest green space areas in Champaign-Urbana. The University’s Arboretum, Hartley Gardens, and College of Veterinary Medicine are right next door. The community consists primarily of graduate students and their families with over 70 nationalities represented. Visiting scholars, guests of academic departments, undergraduate students with families, veterans, faculty, and staff are all welcome in Orchard Downs, A World In One Community. Apply for an apartment at Orchard Downs.

  • Apartment styles: Orchard Downs— one-bedroom furnished/unfurnished, two-bedroom furnished/unfurnished; Orchard Downs Remodeled – one bedroom furnished/unfurnished, two-bedroom furnished/unfurnished; Orchard South— two-bedroom furnished/unfurnished
  • Includes: free on-site parking, water, trash, sewer, Internet, basic cable
    Remodeled apartments include: central air conditioning, new flooring including carpeting in bedrooms, updated kitchens and bathrooms, and a washer/dryer in each unit.
  • Floor plans, map, video tours   
  • The student perspective: See what a resident says about living at Orchard Downs (video)


Goodwin-Green Apartments are centrally located at the corner of Goodwin Avenue and Green Street in Urbana, close to the heart of campus! Sleeping rooms and efficiency apartments come with some furniture. Efficiency and one-bedroom apartments come with full-sized kitchens.  All apartments have private bathrooms. Goodwin-Green apartments are tailored to the housing needs of graduate students, faculty, and staff who are either single, married, or in a domestic partnership. Although children are welcome at Goodwin-Green, the apartment units are not designed for students or families with more than one young child. Apply for an apartment at Goodwin-Green.

Ashton Woods

This air-conditioned, pet-friendly complex offers pleasant scenery in a quiet environment. Conveniently located southwest from the center of campus on First Street, it is adjacent to the Research Park and UI Employees Credit Union in Champaign.  Ashton Woods offers spacious two-bedroom unfurnished apartments and furnished options. Located near the College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Law, and State Farm Center, this community consists of a great mix of upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, students with families, veterans, faculty, and staff. Apply for an apartment at Ashton Woods.

  • Apartment styles: two-bedroom standard furnished/unfurnished, two-bedroom with updated galley kitchen furnished/unfurnished, two-bedroom with open remodeled kitchen furnished/unfurnished(all have central air-conditioning).
  • Includes: free on-site parking, water, trash, sewer, Internet, basic cable
  • Floor plans, map, video tours


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