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Choosing Your Residence Hall

UIUC offers 24 University Housing facilities, which are owned by the university, and 13 Private Certified Housing facilities, which are privately owned and operated.

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University Housing

These 24 living options span across campus and include 11 Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) centering around common themes. Those interested in University Housing should complete their contract by May 15.

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Private Certified Housing

These 13 living options are also approved by the university for new students. Each unit has its own application process, and deadlines to guarantee space vary. If you're interested in a specific hall, contact them directly for more information.

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Cost & Aid

30% of incoming students received Illinois Commitment in 2020-2021

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Cost of Attendance

View our estimated expenses and calculate your cost of attendance without aid.

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Financial Aid Notification

Learn how to view and read your financial aid notification. Notifications are generally available beginning in mid-March.

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Food insecurity is an issue that disproportionately affects some neighborhoods over others. Xanthe has devoted her UIUC career to tackling the issue and creating a future of food sustainability.

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Michael in Singapore


From Brazil to Laos, Singapore to the UK and more, Michael has made international travel a key part of his UIUC studies. His experiences have helped him shape his future and discover opportunities everywhere.

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Cherish at Chicago's Department of Public Health


There's a misconception that studying the humanities limits your post-graduate options. Cherish has proved that the humanities can be the first step toward research, community health, and more.

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Dear Freshman-Year Me

With the wisdom of four years in college under her belt, Lauren addresses her past self with advice that will help any student (first-year or not) make the most of their time at UIUC.

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How RSOs Can Help Your Grow in Your Major

With Toby as your guide, learn how major-specific student groups not only help you meet people but also let you see your major in a new light.

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The Most Fun Classes to Take at UIUC

We've all wondered it, and now Noah is here to tell you which classes to look out for when you just need something on your schedule to look forward to.

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