We are excited to welcome you to your new home on campus! Time to start planning and get ready to move in.

Residence Halls

Fall 2017 Move-In



The residence halls officially open for Fall 2017 check-in beginning Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. On Thursday, August 24 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., go directly to your residence hall to pick up your keys. After this time, keys will be available at the office in your area 24-hours daily. 

If you will be unable to arrive by the first day of classes on Monday, August 28, 2017, notify the Housing Information Office of when you intend to check in. If you arrive after August 29, 2017 without notifying the Housing Information Office, your assignment may change. Failure to claim your room assignment does not automatically cancel your contract.

Dining meal plans begin on Thursday, August 24, 2017 with lunch. The deadline to make meal plan changes for the fall semester is September 23, 2017.

Need to move in early? Early Arrival begins on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 12:00 noon. There is no meal service provided on Sunday and the cost is $40. Meals are provided Monday, August 21 through Thursday, August 24 and the cost is $60.00 per night. To check in for Early Arrival housing in 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.

Construction on Campus

For details on the street construction project in Campustown, go to The project team is working to have all access open for traffic per the Move-In map, however, there will still be construction and some closures around some campus venues, specifically the Illini Union. The website will be updated to reflect the most current status and road closures.


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 move-in. University Housing is not responsible for parking tickets you may receive.

University Apartments

Apartment Check-in

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 FGH office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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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Check-in 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. 

Directions for Getting an i-card

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