University Housing at Illinois University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Spring 2015 Move-In

Welcome to the University of Illinois! We are excited to welcome you to your new home on campus. 

The residence halls officially open for spring 2015 check-in beginning Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 9 a.m. Please pick up your keys at the office in your area between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. If you will be unable to arrive by the first day of classes on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, notify the Housing Information Office of when you intend to check in. If you arrive after January 20, 2015 without notifying the housing office, your assignment may change. Failure to claim your room assignment does not automatically cancel your contract.

If you are interested in early arrival, early arrival begins on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 12 noon. The cost of early arrival is $30.00 per night through Saturday, January 17, 2015. There is no meal service available during the spring early arrival period.

To receive early arrival housing for the undergraduate residence halls, simply report to your hall's area office for check-in. All early arrival charges will be billed to your student University account. For Sherman and Daniels Halls, refer to our online Early Arrival Request form. See early arrival information page for more information.

Dining meal plans begin on Monday, January 19, 2015 with brunch (Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday). The deadline to make changes for the spring semester meal plan is February 14, 2015.


Please note that parking on campus is very limited. Upon your arrival, you may unload your vehicle from a curb or metered space nearest your residence hall (do not leave your car unattended while unloading). For longer term visitor parking that same day you must contact Campus Parking at (217) 333-3530 or Meters and lots are enforced by Campus Parking during early arrival move-in. University Housing is not responsible for parking tickets you may receive.

Apartment Residents

Welcome to Family & Graduate Housing! We look forward to your arrival on campus and we’re excited you will be joining our community.

If you will be moving in to University Apartments at Orchard Downs, Goodwin-Green, or Ashton Woods, please come to the Family & Graduate Housing office to check in.

The Family & Graduate Housing (FGH) office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed over weekends and on holidays.  If you need to pick up your keys outside of our normal business hours, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make alternate arrangements.

The Family & Graduate Housing Office is located at:

1841 Orchard Place
Urbana, IL 61801
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Apartment Check-in

Please come to the FGH office to check in. It will take 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the volume of residents arriving. We have requested that you bring completed forms and provide proof of affiliation to the University of Illinois. Check-in will be more efficient if your forms are completed in advance and you provide the appropriate documents (marriage certificate, domestic partner verification, and birth certificates, as appropriate).


If you will need parking, please review our parking information and apply

Click on “Request a Parking Permit” and fill in your information. Make sure you fill in all of the required information in the boxes with the red asterisk (*). You will need your University ID number and your password to apply.

Ashton Woods and Orchard Downs

Parking at these locations is included in your monthly rent.


A monthly fee is charged to Goodwin-Green permit holders who park in lot D8. Please note that parking at Goodwin-Green is not guaranteed and permits are issued based on space availability. If a space is available, the Family & Graduate Housing office will contact you. If all spaces are reserved, we can offer a space at Orchard Downs for no charge.

All residents are responsible for following University parking regulations. Read about campus parking regulations and rates.

Directions for Getting an i-card

Visit the i-card website to learn more about i-cards and where to get one.

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