Commons South

Commons South (CMS) is a five-story traditional residence hall of double-occupancy rooms, which open into a common hallway with two community bathrooms shared by each floor community. Adjustments related to COVID-19 will see Commons South units reduced to from double occupancy to single occupancy for Fall 2020 in an effort to reduce occupancy density in the community. This will also allow residents of Commons South the benefit of a room design appropriate in size for two occupants all to themselves.


  • 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.

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