Returning Student Room Selection Process (Contract Renewal)

We are beginning the room selection process for the upcoming 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 second year students who do not complete an application/contract will be automatically assigned if an exemption request is not received and approved.

Renewing Students

2021-2022 SelectRoom FAQ Document

A PDF walk-through will be coming soon.

Renewing Students Please Note:


You are not required to submit an additional security deposit.  Your original deposit is kept on file from academic year to academic year – as long as you submit your application/contract by the established deadline.

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 online 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 Monday, 3/1 at 4:00 pm
Information Session More Information Coming Soon
Application Close – Specialty Housing Tuesday, 3/9
Application Close – Non-Specialty Housing Thursday, 3/18
SelectRoom Access Times Posted Thursday, 3/25 at 5pm**
SelectRoom Access Period Tuesday, 3/30- Wednesday, 3/31**
SelectRoom Access Times and Access Period **These dates are applicable to students who did not apply for Specialty Housing and submitted by 3/9.

Graphic for Student Housing Portal.

Student Housing Portal Access

**Returning Students: When logging into the housing portal for the first time,

please select “Student Login” to be directed to the correct page.



SelectRoom Access Times


SelectRoom Walkthrough

SelectRoom Access Times will be available 3/25/2021 at 5pm.

The Summer Housing Application/Contract will be available April 1st at 4 PM.

Please see our Summer Housing page for more information!

Information of Interest

  • Honors Students – all 1st and 2nd year Capital Scholar Honors’ students are required to live in the Residence Halls and may not be considered for other living accommodations, unless approval is provided by the Administration of the Capital Scholars Honors Program.
  • Second Year Returning Students (Sophomores – SYRI) – Spaces have been reserved for soon to be sophomores generally in Founder’s Residence Hall.
    • 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 2.5 or higher
      • Must have no major policy violations
      • Must show evidence of Good Citizenship
      • Must not have any apartment or townhouse restrictions
    • Students need to fill out the SYRI Reassignment/ Space Change Request Form listed below to be considered for reassignment to the SYRI Townhouse Community.
  • 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).

Cancellation Deadlines for Housing Applications and Contracts

If you submit an online application/contract for the Fall semester and change your mind before March 18, 2021, you can email  to let us know that you wish to cancel your application/contract. Once you do this you are no longer bound to the contract – unless you are a residency required student (Second Year/Sophomore student).

If you submit an online application/contract for the Fall semester and change your mind after you have completed the SelectRoom process, you must meet the criteria for cancellation according to the electronically signed terms and conditions of the Housing Contract. The cancellation criteria is listed on the Cancellation Request Form.

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

Reassignment Request Forms

If you wish to be reassigned to a different space, please fill out one of our Reassignment Request Forms. These forms are only valid for students who have an active contract for the current Academic Year. If you are an incoming Freshman, Transfer student, Returning student and/or Graduate student with a current assignment, please fill out the Reassignment Request Form. If you are a rising Sophomore/ SYRI student and wish to request to live in the townhouses for the upcoming Fall semester, please fill out the SYRI Reassignment/ Space Change Request Form. Please keep in mind that this is a request, NOT a guarantee. We will do our best to honor all requests if space permits. Both forms are Google Forms, therefore, you must be logged into your UIS Google Account to be able to access them. All requests will be reviewed on a weekly basis after June 1st. Please note, you will NOT be contacted prior to being reassigned. Reassignment requests cannot be canceled once they are accommodated, as your previous space will be immediately utilized for other reassignment requests.

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

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