Coronavirus (COVID-19) Campus Housing FAQ’s

Campus Housing Options During COVID-19 Response

Development and our response to the COVID-19 pandemic are continuous. Please read further for updates and FAQs related to the impact of COVID-19 on Campus Housing communities and operations.

Campus Housing has continued to operations, remaining open to students who utilize Campus Housing as both their home and the environment best suited to their academic success. Additionally, Campus Housing welcomes new students that would like to live on campus to apply today. Applications are available online here.

UIC Campus Housing is monitoring regular updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), city of Chicago and state of Illinois, and our partners with UI Health in developing plans to address the unique needs of our hall communities. For general campus information, visit the UIC COVID-19 web page.

Please check back often as this page is updated frequently.

COVID-19 Vaccinations & FAQ

COVID-19 Saliva Based Testing Compliance Process

UIC has implemented a mandatory saliva-based COVID-19 testing program for specific groups of students and employees, including students and staff in Campus Housing, who are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19. 

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 5, regardless of vaccination status:

  • All students, faculty, and staff in Campus Housing and performing arts are required to test once per 7-day period.
  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated students, faculty and staff with a medical or religious exemption will continue to be required to test twice per 7-day period, 48 or more hours apart.
  • Student athletes will continue to follow testing directives from UIC Athletics.

Resident Responsibilities During COVID-19 Response

As part of our efforts to provide a safe and secure environment conducive to your success, we are mindful of the communal effort needed to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Residents will be required to participate in social distancing and other prevention measures based on guidelines provided by U of I Hospitals, the State of Illinois, and the CDC. We have taken the recommendations and expertise of these bodies and applied them to the Campus Housing environment. Please see some of these adapted guidelines below.

City of Chicago Travel Advisory