All 1st year and 2nd year Honors students are required to live in Lincoln Residence Hall and may not be considered for other living accommodations. This does also affect roommate requests since both students living in a room in Lincoln Residence Hall are required to be from the same curriculum (Honors). Students in Lincoln Residence Hall have the option to buy out a private room. Please note that UIS Housing will honor that request as long as space permits.
Current residents of Pennyroyal Court will not be able to “homestead” for the summer, fall or spring semesters. However, these residents will be able to “homestead” in other friends’ apartments. Pennyroyal Court is a special living environment set aside for soon-to-be sophomores.
All soon-to-be traditional sophomores (non-honors) will have the opportunity to select from either Founders Residence Hall or Pennyroyal Court for their living arrangements. Please note that there are a limited number of spaces in Pennyroyal and we may not be able to accommodate all of those sophomores interested in that type of living arrangement. If you are not able to find a space in Pennyroyal Court, your other option will be Founders Residence Hall. Students in Founders Residence Hall have the option to buy out a private room. Please note that UIS Housing will honor that request as long as space permits.
Junior, senior, graduate and other transfer students have many different options to choose from: East Campus Apartments, West Campus Townhouses (except Pennyroyal Court), Founders Residence Hall, and Family Housing (students with a domestic partner, spouse, and/or dependents). In both of the residence halls, students have the option to buy out a private room. Please note that UIS Housing will honor these requests as long as space permits.
Current family housing residents or those residents soon needing family housing, will soon have a simplified application process. You will not have to go through the 2nd step, “Select Room.” UIS Housing will be pulling your on-line application and “homesteading” you as a current resident. For those who will be entering family housing for the first time, a UIS Housing staff member will contact you about placement. This process will occur prior to the the “group or individual change” process.