Returning Student Room Selection Process (Contract Renewal)

We are beginning the room selection process for the 2017-18 academic year and want to know your plans.

Non-Renewing Students

  • You are not required to fill out the online application if you do not intend to return to campus housing.
  • Current first year students are required to renew their contract based on the current residency requirement.  Rising first year students who do not complete an application/contract will be automatically assigned if an exemption request is not received and approved.

Renewing Students

2017-2018 Room Selection FAQ Document
Please view the link below for a screenshot walk-through of the room selection feature!
Room Selection Walkthrough (pdf)

Renewing Students Please Note:

The application/contract MUST be submitted via computer or tablet.

The application/contract software is not supported by most smartphones.

Information and instructions about this process can be found below. We hope that this process is an easy one for you! If you have any questions, feel free to ask in our direct message box at the bottom.

All students in good standing (academically, behaviorally, and financially) will have the opportunity to participate in the contract renewal process.

If you forget or fail to complete the on-line application form we will presume that you will not be residing on campus and your space will be reallocated. Residents who fail to reserve a space during the prescribed dates will lose their opportunity to be assigned before new applicants.

Timeline for Contract Renewal

Event Date/Time
Application/Contract Launch Wednesday, 2/1 at 4:00 PM
Information Session Thursday, 2/9 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – FRH Lobby
Information Session Friday, 2/10 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – LRH Lobby
Information Session Wednesday, 2/15 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – HCOM
Information Session Monday, 2/20 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – HCOM
Application Close – Specialty Housing Wednesday, 2/22
Application Close – Non-Specialty Housing Wednesday, 3/8
SelectRoom Access Times Posted Wednesday, 3/22 at 5pm**
SelectRoom Access Period Thursday, 3/30 – Friday, 3/31**
SelectRoom Access Times and Access Period **These dates are applicable to Juniors and above who did not apply for Specialty Housing.

Reminder: Student Housing Portal is for Returning Students only.

Student Housing Portal

Student Housing Portal Access

The application/contract MUST be submitted via computer or tablet.  The application/contract software is not supported by most smartphones.

SelectRoom Access Times

(Available 3/22 at 5 PM)

Summer Housing Eligibility

Summer (Application/Contract available early April): To be eligible for Summer campus housing you must:

  1. Have paid all current housing related charges (including rental costs, late fees, etc.), AND
  2. Be enrolled in 6 credit hours for academic credit at UIS or LLCC, OR
  3. For juniors, seniors and graduates: if not enrolled for the Summer term at UIS, you must have been
    1. enrolled for a minimum of 8 credit hours each semester during the 2016-2017 academic year AND
    2. must be registered for a minimum of 8 credit hours for Fall 2017.
  4. There is no summer storage option available on campus.  Please see suggested options listed below if you need to store your belongings.
    • Please note: These options are provided due to their proximity to campus, the Department of Residence Life and the University of Illinois Springfield are not affiliated with these entities, nor do we endorse them for use.
Capital Storage U-Haul
900 E. Straight Street  1032 Stevenson Dr.
Springfield, IL  Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 522-0300  (217) 786-2100
No climate control available at Straight St. location. Limited number of climate controlled units.


Fall & Spring: To be eligible for academic year campus housing you must:

  1. Have paid all current housing related charges (including rental costs, late fees, etc.), AND
  2. Be admitted into a degree-seeking program AND be registered for a minimum of 8 credit hours for both semesters

Dates and Info of Interest

  • Honors Students – all 1st and 2nd year Capital Scholar Honors’ students are required to live in Lincoln Residence Hall* and may not be considered for other living accommodations.
  • Second Year Returning Students (Sophomores – SYRI) – Spaces have been reserved for soon to be sophomores generally in Founder’s Residence Hall (non-honors students)*.
  • Upperclassmen – these students have various options to choose from in the coming academic year: East Campus Apartments, West Campus Townhouses, and Family Housing (students with a domestic partner, spouse, and/or dependents).
  • Summer Student Move-In – Friday, June 22017 –  Students enrolling in summer courses have the option to live on campus during the summer session.  Please make note that the move-in date day for summer session will be Friday, June 22017.  All current residence hall students must relocate from the residence halls into their summer housing assignments during the interim period (5/15-6/1).
  • Summer Housing Placements – If you are choosing to live on campus during the summer session, the Department of Residence Life will process your summer housing assignment based on your application/contract submission date.  2017 Summer Housing (non-family) will be located in East Campus.

* Students meeting the criteria below may be invited to be reassigned to the Second Year Residential Initiative (SYRI) townhouse community:

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Must have no major policy violations
  • Must show evidence of Good Citizenship
  • Must not be on Disciplinary Probation

Cancellation Deadlines for Housing Applications and Contracts

  • Summer Semester – April 15
  • Fall Semester -May 15
  • Spring Semester – November 15

Residents MUST modify housing contracts in writing before the above dates or they will be charged for placement in housing – including but not limited to: forfeiture of deposit, other penalty charges, and semester housing charges.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Residence Life: or 217-206-6190.

Reassignment Request Form

Please fill out the Reassignment Request Form if you wish to be reassigned to a different space. This form is valid for all students currently residing with housing. Please keep in mind that if you are a First Year or Second Year student currently residing in the Residence Hall you cannot request to be moved to the Townhouses. Please keep in mind that this is a request, NOT a guarantee. We will do our best to honor all requests if space permits. The Reassignment Request Form is a Google Doc, therefore, you must be logged into your UIS Google Account to be able to access it.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Residence Life.

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