What’s New – Archive

Previous Updates from Residence Life:


2014-2015 Damage Charges List

The list of charges for various damages has been updated on the website.


RA Selection Information Now Available

Visit the RA Selection Website:



Holiday Hours of Operation Updated

The Department of Residence Life’s Holiday Hours of Operation have been updated on our website for Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks.

Emergency Action Plan Updated

Emergency Action Plan Button

Residence Life Emergency Action Plan updated and available online.


Cable Television Upgrade

Information Technology Services have completed an extensive upgrade of the Cable Television System on the UIS Campus.  The system is now 100% digital, including High Definition channels.  As part of the upgrade, additional channels have also been added.

In order to take full advantage of this all-digital system including high-definition channels, please be sure to bring a digital TV with QAM tuner for use on campus. A QAM tuner enables your digital TV to receive digital cable channels directly without a set top box. If you are unsure if your TV has a QAM tuner, please check with your TV’s manufacturer.

If you still have an analog TV (tube TV) you can continue to use it by purchasing a converter box.

For full information and details about the upgrade and how to purchase a converter box, please visit the ITS Cable TV site.

Status of Opening Work Orders and Maintenance

It has truly been a busy summer in the Department of Residence Life. As our maintenance department continues to work diligently to address all maintenance related issues, we would like to let all of our students know that some work on projects may extend into the Fall 2014 semester. We ask that when you arrive, if a project is noted on your inventory or by your RA as in progress, or in the queue to be addressed, that you are aware that our maintenance staff will be addressing those issues as soon as possible. We typically address issues on the basis of urgency with safety, security, and basic life functions ranked at the highest priority first, with other concerns after those have been remedied. We thank you for your patience. If you should have any questions regarding the status of your work order, please contact your Resident Director for follow-up.

Fall 2014 Housing Assignment Notifications

New (Freshmen, New Transfer and New Graduate Students) will begin receiving their 2014 Fall Housing Assignments on Friday, July 18, 2014.

2nd Year Returning Students – Meal Plans

All second year (Sophomore) returning students are required to purchase a full meal plan, regardless of assignment – Founders Residence Hall, Lincoln Residence Hall, Pennyroyal Court or Marigold Court.

2014 Edition of the Community Handbook Now Online

The Department of Residence Life has updated the Community Handbook.  Please review for updates and changes to policies for living on campus.

Updated Contract Terms and Conditions Now Online

The Department of Residence Life has updated the Housing Terms and Conditions for the upcoming 2014-2015 contract year.

Spencer House – New Housing Option for Upperclassmen

The Department of Residence Life is proud to announce a new Living-Learning Community in Spencer House for Fall of 2015! Spencer House is an on-campus historical house and was the former home of the Sangamon State University President.  For more information, check out the flyer regarding the Spencer House/Lincoln Scholars program, and if you’re interested in living in Spencer House be sure to download the application!

2014 Spring Closing Check-Lists Available (May 2014):

Apartments & Town House Move Out Checklist

Residence Hall Move Out Checklist


November 11, 2013 – Email sent to Apartment & Town House residents regarding Thanksgiving Break.

November 11, 2013 – Email sent to Residence Hall residents regarding Thanksgiving Break closing.

November 4, 2013 – Notice sent to students regarding contract dates, summer housing and Fall 2014 Room Selection.