Magill Ice Cream SocialIllinois Wesleyan is a residential collegiate environment, with more than 75% of students living on campus.  We believe that students learn, live and succeed best when they are close to one another and to campus facilities and personnel.  Living and interacting with others who have different personal philosophies and who vary in nationality, race and religion are a critical part of each student's educational experience.

Community Expectations

Whenever a large group of people live together, there is a need to develop expectations for behavior which promote an environment that enhances the achievement of community goals. These expectations provide for the protection of everyone's rights so that community members can pursue their educational objectives without interference. The Illinois Wesleyan community has identified expectations and is committed to the concept of shared responsibility for maintaining the quality of life in the community.

Therefore, as a member of my residential community...

  • I will respect the dignity of all persons. I will not demean individuals or groups by insulting, intimidating, harassing, or discriminating. I will strive to learn from and respect differences in people, ideas and opinions.
  • I will strive for personal integrity and support the academic endeavor.
  • I will demonstrate concern for others, for their feelings, and for their need to be supported in their academic and personal development.
  • I will respect the rights and property of others.
  • I will do all in my power to see that the residence hall is kept clean and attractive, knowing that such an environment is essential to both physical and mental health.
  • I will respect the common areas of the building that are used by all residents. I will not damage university property, remove lounge furniture, or smoke in any common area.
  • I expect all members to abide by these community guidelines and to strive for high moral and ethical standards. I have the right and the responsibility to voice my opinion and concerns to any individual who disregards these tenets for community living.

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Magill Ice Cream SocialOptions and Opportunities

Students begin their residential journey in a community with other students who are also just starting out at IWU.  But as students grow and develop, their residential living options multiply as well.  Students may choose to live in traditional halls, theme communities, suite or apartment style buildings, or in a fraternity or sorority chapter house.  Whether students want the privacy of a single room, the social environment of a suite, or the independence of apartment living, IWU's housing choices are abundant and diverse to meet students' individualized needs and expectations. 



Residential living is an important part of the Illinois Wesleyan University experience. Traditional residence halls provide students with opportunities to interact and build relationships with a large, diverse group of peers, while still maintaining close ties with a smaller group of floor-, wing- or suitemates.

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Suite style residence halls allow students the privacy and indepence of individual bedrooms that open onto a shared living space. In suites, enhanced privacy and independence combine with comfortable furnishings and more personal space. Suites are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors at IWU.

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Theme communities provide students with the opportunity to explore an interest or passion by living with others who share it! Theme communities are housed in smaller living units that offer residents the chance to grow close with other members, provide theme-related hall and campus programming, and maintain a character consistent with the liberal arts tradition.

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The Gates at Wesleyan and East Street Apartments provide residential living options that combine the best of campus housing with a developing independence. Reserved for juniors and seniors at IWU, apartment-style housing options can be paired with the Block 75 commuter meal plan to maintain convenient access to campus dining services.

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Our mission is facilitating enjoyable, sustainable and inclusive communities that support and enhance students' academic achievement and personal development.