Why Live on Campus

There are many reasons to stay on campus at UIC. Don't just take our word for it, try it out yourself - apply today!


  • A UIC student who lives on campus their first year is almost twice as likely to graduate in four years than a student who doesn’t live on campus.
  • Academic support and classes are right outside your door.  Campus Housing provides academic services such as free tutoring, Living Learning Communities (LLCs), and interaction with faculty outside of class.


  • A four-year degree is cheaper than a five-year degree.  When you live on campus you are more likely to graduate on time.
  • We conveniently bill your account along with tuition and financial aid.
  • Your utilities and laundry are included, so no trips to the laundromat.


  • Living on campus makes it easy to make friends!
  • Learn to step out of your comfort zone to meet new people and make life-long friends.
  • We support you – we have an amazing network of resources within the University and plenty of programming and leadership opportunities for you to make the most of your college experience.


  • Experience living on your own and independently in one of the best cities in the world!
  • Come and go as you please… plan your day how you want without the need for a hefty commute time!


  • Building security and live-in staff are around to respond to needs around the clock.
  • If you have concerns, there is always someone to speak with or refer you as necessary.