Please note, once fall semester hall assignments have been made in May, it is difficult to make changes.
After July 15, if you would still prefer to live in a hall or area other than the one you are currently assigned to, you can request a room change after all students in temporary housing are placed in a permanent housing space in the fall. Although all residence halls are full at the beginning of the term, some students cancel their contracts or simply do not show up, making extra rooms available. You can request a room change form from your front desk, resident director, or resident advisor after you arrive on campus. The deadline to request a change with your RA and resident director is November 16, 2012. (Please give your RA enought time to have the paperwork submitted to the RD by November 16.)
If you would like to request a room change that will start the spring semester, see your resident advisor (RA), who will submit your request to your resident director (RD) for approval. The deadline to submit this change request is Monday, December 3, 2012. (Please give your RA enough time to have the paperwork submitted to the RD by December 3.)
According to the Reciprocal Agreement, a new student is eligible once a year to transfer her/his housing contract without penalty between units that participate in the reciprocal program (Private Certified Housing facilities and certified fraternities and sororities). The form is available on the Resources web page. Students who apply to move more than once will not be considered under the reciprocal agreement and will be subject to prior contractual obligations. Current undergraduate students may cancel their fall contract with their current facility without penalty by completing the Reciprocal Agreement form and returning it by May 15 and move to the approved housing for that fall. Current undergraduate students may cancel their spring contract with their current facility without penalty by completing the Reciprocal Agreement form and returning it by November 15 and move to the approved housing for spring semester. (See the Important Dates page for more deadlines, including the Reciprocal Agreement for new students.)
It may be possible to buy out the double as a single after all students with contracts, but not assignments, have been accommodated (temporary or new spring contracts). If a vacancy is confirmed for your room, you may request to pay an increased rate to retain the vacancy in your present room for spring semester (e.g., rent a double as a single). The additional charge will be added to your University account in January. To request this, send an email to the Housing Information office. Your email must include your name, room number, and UIN and a statement that you wish to pay to keep your room as a vacancy option if a space becomes available.
Use this form to cancel your contract for the following semester. If you currently live in the residence halls and are canceling effective immediately, you should see your area secretary at the area office to complete the necessary cancellation paperwork. See section 11 of the contract (pdf) for applicable deadlines and terms regarding full and partial refund of the $150 advance payment. In some situations, canceling your contract can result in a settlement charge up to $2000. If you do not receive email confirming your cancellation then your contract is not considered canceled. Print and save this email for your records.
You can find information about buying or changing your meal plan in the Dining section.
Please complete a request with the campus telecommunications department. They can also provide information on fees and billing.
Current University Housing residence hall residents may use our online form to request to move into one of our University Apartments (Orchard Downs, Ashton Woods, or Goodwin-Green).
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