Housing Options

We have a variety of housing options

See below for more information about our living spaces:

Apartments and Townhouses

Current facilities include:

  • 2 bedroom townhouses (Clover Court) – Limited Availability
  • 3 bedroom townhouses (Clover Court) – Limited Availability
  • 4 bedroom townhouses (Pennyroyal, Marigold, Foxlgove, Trillium, and Clover Courts)
  • 5 bedroom townhouses (Clover Court) – Limited Availability
  • 4 bedroom flats (Larkspur and Bluebell)

Pennyroyal, Marigold, Trillium and Foxglove courts include modern, four-bedroom townhouse units featuring an open floor plan, spacious living areas, cathedral style ceilings, and kitchen facilities equipped with a dishwasher, stove and refrigerator. All windows are equipped with blinds.

Clover Court, Bluebell, and Larkspur Court were designed with the needs of upper division and graduate students in mind. All units include carpeted living rooms and bedrooms, and full modern kitchens. All units also have two bathrooms. All windows are equipped with blinds.

Both private and shared bedroom assignments are available. Rental costs vary according to the type of accommodation and the level of privacy afforded. The wide variety of living options and range of housing costs allow students to obtain the accommodations which best meet their personal and financial requirements. We recommend students apply early, as many of our spaces are limited.

Units designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities are available in all of the complexes.

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Apartments

Furnished apartments include:

  • Each bedroom includes a bed, desk, desk chair and dresser.
  • The living room is furnished with a sofa, lounge chairs, and side tables.
  • The kitchen is provided with all major appliances, a dining table and four chairs.
  • I-card operated washers and dryers in each housing court.
  • Extra long twin mattresses on beds in single student housing.

What do I need to provide?

  • Linens
  • Kitchen and cooking supplies
  • Laundry and cleaning supplies (vacuum)
  • Electronic appliances (e.g. TV, computer, telephone instrument)
  • A plunger
  • Microwave
  • Lamps
  • Other personal belongings

What shouldn’t I bring?

  • Water filled furniture, hot tubs, spas, etc.
  • Halogen lamps
  • Outdoor fireplaces
  • Pets

For complete instructions about the apartments and resident behavior, please refer to the Terms and Conditions and Community Handbook for UIS Residence Life found under “forms”.

Shared Bedroom Housing

After an absence of several years, Residence Life re-introduces a limited shared bedroom concept in a limited number of apartments of Sunflower Court.  All appliances are provided (except microwave), with 4-seat dinette table.   Bedroom furnishings include a bed/mattress, dresser, desk/ chair for each resident.  The living room will be unfurnished, giving residents the option to provide for their own needs.  Each resident will sign an agreement acknowledging their contractual & financial responsibilities.  Students interested in shared bedroom housing should contact the Department of Residence Life for more information and agreement.

These Apartments will be filled on first-come, first-serve basis, so apply early.

Residence Halls

The housing needs of freshmen and sophomore students are ideally met by the design of our two residence halls: Lincoln Residence Hall (LRH) and Founders Hall (FRH).

The buildings are three stories high with two student housing wings. Students live in four person suites. A suite consists of two double or private rooms with a shared semi private bath. Each double room is provided with flexible furniture that can be configured with two beds, two desks, and two dressers. The furniture can be stacked as bunk beds or with beds above desks. Each room is provided with a single telephone and cable TV outlet , and each student is also provided with two duplex outlets and a data outlet.

Each wing is provided with a lounge, a laundry facility, and is served by a Resident Assistant.

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Residence Halls

First Year Specialty Housing (Freshmen/First Year at UIS Students)

In our commitment to provide opportunities for students to excel, three residence hall specialty wings help facilitate growth, learning, and social interaction.

First Year/Freshmen students may choose to live in one of our First Year Specialty Housing options:

  • Leadership for Life (L4L) Service Wing is a service and leadership program with a first year living-learning community located in Lincoln Residence Hall. The purpose of the program is to provide a positive environment through which students can take the first steps toward a lifelong commitment to community involvement. First year students admitted to L4L live together, take a class together, and commit to doing service together. After the freshmen year, L4L members continue in the program and have opportunities to take leadership roles in creating and leading service projects.
  • Students Transitioning for Academic Retention and Success (STARS) is a living learning community specifically developed to provide increased academic support for students seeking to achieve specific academic goals and ongoing academic success throughout college. Students live together, enjoy taking two courses together during the first year, and experience both a freshmen Summer Bridge prior to the start of classes, and a sophomore Summer Bridge during the week following the first year. Each of these components is designed to help students build a strong community, become engaged in campus activities, and achieve academic success. Select students are invited to participate in STARS upon committing to UIS. Participation in STARS cannot be combined with participation in other Living Learning Communities.
  • The Pre-Nursing Pathway LLC is designed to offer students interested in pursuing a Nursing degree the opportunity to live with other incoming freshmen students interested in nursing. This living learning community offers a residential space focused on academic achievement, career-centered programming, and intensive advising intended to help students successfully complete the pre-requisite courses required to apply for the Nursing Program offered through the University of Illinois Chicago, Springfield Regional Campus. Students participating in the Pre-Nursing Pathway LLC will have enhanced access to individualized academic advising in the residence hall, a wide variety of career-centered programming offered by the Nursing department staff, and supplemental instruction and tutoring focused on pre-requisite coursework.
  • Capital Scholars Honors Program (CSHP) is a selective undergraduate academic program designed for the first and second year of the four year experience.  The CSHP has a residency requirement that requires all honors students to live in Lincoln Residence Hall for their first two years.  This unique living learning community provides academic support and advising, collaborative course work, community building events, service learning opportunities, a faculty and residence series, mentoring programs, as well as tutoring and academic studios.  In addition, all offices for the CSHP academic staff and faculty are located in Lincoln Residence Hall.
  • Necessary Steps Mentoring Program (NS) is a program for First-Generation college students that are defined as students whose parents/guardians have not graduated from a four year college or institution. Necessary Steps is designed to assist in the transition from high school to college, as well as, transforming our students into scholars. Through the program, you will reside in Founders Residence Hall on the Necessary Steps Floor with scholars just like you. The program provides a designated Computer Room and supportive community that will help you learn and grow.
  • Gender Neutral Housing (GNH)
  • Family Housing (FH)

Upperclass Specialty Housing (Sophomore/Second Year UIS Students and Above)

We have created opportunities for students transitioning out of the residence halls or brand new uppergraduate students to continue community engagement with themed communities. Find your niche and get to know others that share a common interest.

  • SSYRI logo_2014_Formalecond Year Residential Initiative (SYRI) is a themed community at UIS where any second year returning residents live! Pennyroyal and Marigold Townhouses are available to all pre-qualified second year students. SYRI is designed to assist students in:
    • discovering themselves and developing their identity
    • being involved members of the UIS community
    • identifying major and/or strengthening their commitment to a major
    • exploring career interests and opportunities
    • strengthening connections to the Springfield community

SYRI is open to Second Year students only

  • Sporting the Outdoors themed housing is designed for students who enjoy participating in a wide range of sporting and outdoor activities. Residence Life will promote outdoor activities on campus as well as off campus options. Students can participate in a variety of activities, including hiking, camping, canoeing, rock climbing, kayaking, intramural sports, athletic team support, and more. Open to Junior students and above.
  • International House/Global Village (IHOUSE) allows you to live with other students from multiple foreign countries and the U.S. and learn about the world through the eyes of your housemates.  Open to Junior students and above.
  • Graduate – open to Graduate students only.


Room Dimensions

The dimensions of the rooms within our residence buildings are as follows:

Apartment Living Room Kitchen Bedroom Bath Dining Room
One Bedroom 12′ x 8′ 8’6 x 7′

14’6 x 10′

8’6 x 5′ 9′ x 8′
Two Bedroom 14′ x 12’6 8’6 x 7′ 9’6 x 13′ 8′ x 5′ 10′ x 8′
Four Bedroom Flats 14′ x 15’6 11′ x 10′ 10′ x 7’6 8′ x 5′ 11′ x 9′
Townhouses 15’6 x 13’6 11′ x 11′ 10′ x 9′ 8′ x 5’6 n/a
Lincoln Residence Hall (LRH) n/a n/a 181 sq ft 67 sq ft n/a

Homer L. Butler Housing Commons

Homer L. Butler Housing Commons is the hub of residential life. It serves as a social and recreational center for housing residents and it is where the Residence Life Office is located.  The Housing Commons includes a meeting room/lounge space with audio video capabilities.  Residents and student organizations may reserve the Housing Commons for use.

The Housing Commons may not be reserved for general public or private use, and all activities must be open to all housing residents. Children must be supervised at all times while in the Housing Commons. The complete Housing Commons space use policy is available in the Residence Life Office.