Residence Hall Options
All University Housing residence halls feature on-campus locations, convenient services in the hall, and professional staff. Living on campus also means that you will be able to use your meal plan in any University Housing dining hall. Your choice to live with us means you will be in the middle of it all: the Illinois experience starts here.
As you complete your University Housing application, you will be asked for your preferences. You can also note your preference for a non-visitation community (four rooms in Evans), a substance-free hall (Snyder), or the new Scholars Community (two floors in LAR).
Even if you're planning to attend just one semester at the University of Illinois, we have a place for you!
Here are some unique opportunities to make the most of your time on campus.
University Housing's seven Living-Learning Communities are located in residence halls across campus. Living with other students with similar interests is a great way to become involved and find your place at Illinois. The award-winning programs and services of our Living-Learning Communities are to your advantage.
Global Crossroads: a community with an international perspective
Health Professions: students looking to make a difference in the greater health care community
Innovation LLC: a new community focused on entrepreneurship, invention, and fostering positive change in the world
Intersections: a diverse community engaged in open intercultural dialogues
LEADS: students pursuing leadership excellence
Sustainability: live and learn about diverse aspects of sustainability in a variety of ways: academically, organically, and experientially
Unit One: a small-college atmosphere with a creative and eclectic community
Weston Exploration: a community of students exploring academic and career choices
Women in Math, Science, and Engineering (WIMSE): a supportive network of women pursuing similar academic interests
See a summary of all University Housing options (pdf)
No matter which hall you select, you can dine in any of University Housing's residence hall dining rooms. University Housing's newest dining halls are located in the Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (PAR) and the Ikenberry Commons areas. The PAR and Ikenberry dining halls feature multiple cuisine stations, each highlighting a different specialty. Your choices are prepared exactly to your specifications at every meal. The Florida Avenue Residence Halls (FAR) are directly across the street from PAR, and offer an air-conditioned option.
If you need to stay on campus over break periods (fall, winter spring), consider these options:
All rooms in the undergraduate residence halls are fully furnished, and you can even tell us how you would like your furniture arranged before you arrive. All halls feature lounges, computer labs, residence hall libraries (either in the hall or the complex), high-speed internet access, laundry facilities, vending options, and large-screen TVs.
Ikenberry Commons North
Our Ikenberry Commons area is currently undergoing construction to bring more amenities and services to students. You can learn more about the projects here. Residents of Ikenberry Commons will encounter some construction-related fencing and noise during work hours. We try our best to keep distractions to a minimum.
Videos: Hall Tour | The Resident Perspective
Map with all University Housing residence halls and Living-Learning Communities (pdf)
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