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 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

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 Friday, 2/1 at 4:00 PM
Information Session Thursday, 2/7 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – FRH Lobby
Information Session Friday, 2/8 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – LRH Lobby
Information Session Wednesday, 2/13 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – HCOM
Information Session Friday, 2/15 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – FRH Lobby
Information Session Monday, 2/18 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – PAC Concourse
Information Session Thursday, 2/21 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Student Union
Information Session Thursday, 2/28 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Student Union
Application Close – Specialty Housing Friday, 2/22
Application Close – Non-Specialty Housing Friday, 3/8
SelectRoom Access Times Posted Friday, 3/22 at 5pm**
SelectRoom Access Period Thursday, 3/28- Friday, 3/29**
SelectRoom Access Times and Access Period **These dates are applicable to Juniors and above who did not apply for Specialty Housing.

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)

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

Please see our Summer Housing page for more information!


Dates and Info 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.
  • 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 2.75 or higher
      • Must have no major policy violations
      • Must show evidence of Good Citizenship
      • Must not be on Disciplinary Probation
    • 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

  • 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: reslife@uis.edu 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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