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When can students apply for Campus Housing? Heading link

Students can apply for Campus Housing once they are admitted to UIC. There is no deadline for applications, however, we do encourage interested students to apply as soon as they can if they have a specific residence hall preference, room type preference, or a  roommate request.

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  • Applying for Campus Housing requires a $50 non-refundable application fee that is paid online at the time of submission. For current Campus Housing residents that are applying for the future term (academic year), the application fee is waived.
  • Application to Campus Housing is the first step in becoming a Housing resident. Following application, room selection will allow applicants to see vacant rooms/bedspaces and select from available spaces.
  • Room selection for the 2023-2024 academic year will begin in March 2023 for current residents and in late May 2023 for new Housing applicants.
  • All application and assignment related information will be sent to Housing applicants at their UIC email address (
  • Following selection of a room/bedspace, applicants must sign their Housing contract agreement online within 48 hours to secure their selection. If an applicant misses the deadline to sign the Housing contract, the selection room/bedspace will become available to other applicants taking part in room selection.
  • Roommate requests are honored if they are:
    • Mutual matching requests
    • Both applicants have fully completed their application process at the time of room selection

To update your application preferences prior to beginning the room selection process, revisit your Housing application at and select the Apply Here tab to reenter your application and make changes.

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