Fall 2018 Early Arrival

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

Undergraduate Residence Halls  

You are strongly encouraged to arrive on your designated move-in day. I-Guides will be able to provide move-in assistance on August 21 and 23 beginning 9 a.m.

  • Tuesday, August 21 for new residents of Living-Learning Communities participating in LLC orientation
  • Thursday, August 23 for new freshmen and transfer students
  • Saturday, August 25 for returning students (no I-Guide assistance provided)

We are able to provide the best service on these specific days including I-Guide assistance, hall events, parking and traffic control, and staff availability. However, if moving in on a weekday causes your family significant hardship, we are happy to assist you.

If there is a need to come to campus prior to these days, you may move in between Sunday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 22. No registration is needed — just show up at the front desk of the hall you are assigned to. There are additional fees for Early Arrival (see cost breakdown below) as these dates fall outside your 2018–2019 housing contract dates.

Students working for Dining Service will receive information specific to them regarding arrival times and cost.

Please note:

  • Early Arrival begins at noon on August 19. We are open 24 hours per day starting August 19 — check in anytime day or night.
  • Bring a photo ID. We prefer the i-card but will accept any photo ID.
  • We will bill the Early Arrival fee to your student account as our offices cannot accept cash.
  • Please obey all parking rules and regulations. We cannot waive any tickets or towing charges.
  • For Fall 2018: I-Guides will only be available to assist with move-in on August 21 and 23 (starting at 9 a.m. and after). If you are moving in to you room between August 19–22, moving carts can be checked out from your front desk for one hour with a state ID.

Cost

The rates for Early Arrival housing in the undergraduate halls are shown below. The fee will be charged to the student’s account and will be reflected in the October bill. Daily cost per night includes three meals each day — continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner beginning on August 20.

Move-In Date Cost Per Night Notes
Sunday, August 19 $40.00 No meals on Sunday
Monday, August 20 $60.00 Includes 3 meals
Tuesday, August 21 $60.00  Includes 3 meals 
Wednesday, August 22
$60.00
Includes 3 meals
All days (Aug. 21–Aug. 23) $220.00 Includes 10 meals
(3 meals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
plus breakfast on Thursday, August 23) 

Early Arrival meal credits may only be used once per meal period (breakfast, lunch or dinner) with three available meals each day and one breakfast on August 23. Unused meal credits from Early Arrival week are not rolled over to the academic year.

The Early Arrival meal balance will not show up in the MyHousing system as a meal plan balance normally would. Once you move in early, the meals are available on your i-card. If you need to check you Early Arrival meal balance on your i-card, ask the cashier in the dining facility. If there are questions, contact the Housing Information Office at (217) 333-7111.

Dining

Meal service is available beginning with breakfast on August 20 and ending with breakfast on August 23. Fall 2018 meal plans begin with lunch on August 23.
 
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 for meals outside of your groups’ plan.

Parking

Parking on campus is very limited. Upon your arrival, 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 www.parking.illinois.edu. Meters and lots are enforced by Campus Parking during Early Arrival move-in. University Housing is not responsible for parking tickets you may receive.

Check-In Information

If you live in:

  • Allen: Check in at Allen front desk
  • Busey-Evans: Check in at Busey-Evans front desk
  • Oglesby or Trealease/Florida Avenue (FAR): Check in at FAR front desk
  • Townsend or Wardall/Illinois Street (ISR): Check in at ISR front desk
  • Leonard or Sheldon/Lincoln Avenue (LAR): Check in at LAR front desk
  • Babcock, Blaisdell, Carr, or Saunders/Pennsylvania Avenue (PAR): Check in at PAR front desk
  • Barton, Hopkins, Lundgren, Nugent, or Weston: Check in at the IKE North area office in Nugent Hall 
  • Bousfield, Scott, Snyder, or Taft-Van Doren: Check in at the IKE South area office in Snyder Hall

Campus Groups

Units who wish for their group to move in early will be permitted to move in earlier than August 23. 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, please email the Housing Information Office at housing@illinois.edu or call (217) 333-7111 for information on how to gain pre-approval for your group.

International Students

If you plan to arrive between July 29 and August 18, you may apply online for Interim Housing at Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (PAR). No prior approval is needed if arriving August 19 or after. Read about international student move-in

Daniels Hall and Sherman Hall 

Early Arrival housing in the graduate upper-division halls is only available to students who have a confirmed 2018–2019 housing assignment in either Daniels or Sherman Hall.

We will bill any fees associated with Early Arrival to your University student account as our offices cannot accept cash or credit cards.

ARRIVAL BEFORE JULY 29 (SUMMER HOUSING)

Students must apply for Summer Housing.

ARRIVAL BETWEEN JULY 29—AUGUST 15 (INTERIM HOUSING)

Students must apply online for Interim Housing at Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (PAR). You will be notified by email of your approved Interim Housing reservation.

  • Cost: Only shared rooms are available and the cost is $40 per night. Meals are not included. 
  • Check-in: Begins on July 29 at 9 a.m.
  • Check-out: Residents of Sherman or Daniels may check out of PAR on August 15 at 8 a.m. and move into their permanent fall room assignment on that date. The nightly rate remains $40 per night in Sherman and Daniels Halls through August 19. 

ARRIVAL BETWEEN AUGUST 16—AUGUST 22 (EARLY ARRIVAL HOUSING)

Students moving in to Sherman or Daniels must apply online for Early Arrival. You will be notified by email of your approved Early Arrival date.

  • Cost: From August 16–19 there are no meals available and the rate is $40 per night. From August 20–22, 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.
  • Check-in: You may check-in anytime after 9 a.m. on your approved arrival date. Desks at Sherman and Daniels are open 24 hours a day.

ARRIVAL ON OR AFTER AUGUST 23

Sherman and Daniels Halls are open for all new and returning students to move in.  

Dining

Meal service during Early Arrival is available beginning with breakfast on August 20 and ending with breakfast on August 23. Fall 2018 meal plans begin with lunch on August 23.
 
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 for meals outside of your groups’ plan.

Parking

With construction on Green Street, access to the building and parking may be a challenge.

TO ENTER DANIELS (2 OPTIONS):

  • Access Daniels Hall by coming East on Green Street heading towards Lincoln Ave. Turn North on Gregory St. and Turn left into the B10 or B11 University Housing parking lots.
  • Access Daniels going East or West on Springfield Ave. Turn South on Gregory St. travel south and turn right into B10 or B11 University Housing parking lots.

TO EXIT:

Use East side B10 entry to exit the building for the duration of the MCORE Project.

PARKING:

Parking on campus is very limited. Urbana parking meters are located along Gregory Street. There are no meters in B10 or B11 lots. B10 Lot will be used as a “Load and Go lot” location that is accessed from Daniels via the East side exit and entry points. Upon your arrival, unload your vehicle from a curb or metered space nearest Daniels 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 www.parking.illinois.edu. Meters and lots are enforced by Campus Parking during Early Arrival move-in. University Housing is not responsible for parking tickets you may receive.

Check-In Information 

If you do not have a University of Illinois i-card for building access, please use the call box located near the main entrance of your building and a staff member will greet you at the door.

Have questions about lodging in Sherman and Daniels? Email us at gradhalls@illinois.edu.