Housing information for


From orientation and welcome week to ongoing activities characterized as the first-year experience, residence hall programs provide opportunities for students to connect with one another socially, to acclimate to college academics, and gain skills essential to independence.  

Hanging with friendsEach first-year residential community is a reflection of the people who comprise it, as well as the hall traditions that take place annually, such as the Dolan Haunted House.  

Much of the planning and advertising for residence hall events takes place through facebook groups created for each hall: Dolan, Ferguson, Gulick and Munsell.

Understand what it means to live in our community, including our  community expectations , and the  rules and policies that make campus living safe and comfortable .

Looking ahead to the sophomore year, current first-year students will continue in campus housing by choosing housing in an upper-division hall or by residing in a fraternity or sorority chapter house.  

The Office of Residential Life offers a number of valuable employment opportunities to students, from positions as First Year Resident Advisors or Resident Assistants to those as Sustainability or Multicultural Educators.  Still others will serve as Desk Aides.  In all, approximately 10% of students are employed in ORL positions.

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Need to return before your scheduled move-in date? (August 20, 2013 for incoming students and August 24, 2013 for returning students)

Click here to request an early arrival!

or read the early arrivals policy for more information


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Contact us

We are located in

Gulick Hall - Lower Level
109 E. University Ave.
(p) 309/556-3113
(f) 309/556-2961

Summer Hours:
8 AM - Noon & 1 PM - 4 PM,
Monday - Friday

The Office of Residential Life mission is facilitating enjoyable, sustainable and inclusive communities that support and enhance students' academic achievement and personal development.