Commons South

Commons South (CMS) is a five-story traditional residence hall of double rooms, which open into a common hallway with two community bathrooms shared by each floor community. This building has two single sex floors, with females on the second floor and males on the third floor.


  • Air conditioning and heat
  • Free laundry
  • Kitchenettes and vending machines
  • Computer lab
  • Lounges and common areas
  • Connected to cafeteria and Student Center East
  • Close to recreational facilities


  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Clothes closet and storage drawers
  • Telephone jack
  • Cable TV connection
  • High-speed internet connection (including wireless)

For information on what to bring with you when you move in, please read Move-In Days.

Living Learning Communities

  • REAL (Respect, Equity, and Active Learning)
  • Leadership & Civic Engagement

Location & Mailing Address

Be sure to include your name, room number & letter in your address.

Commons South

700 South Halsted St., CMS Room #, Chicago, Illinois 60607