All freshman and transfer students new to UIC Campus Housing are encouraged to move in on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 between the hours of 8AM and 4PM. Returning residents can move in between 8AM and 4PM on Thursday, August 22 through Sunday, August 25.
New residents that have moved in on August 21 will take part in floor meetings at 4PM. These meetings are an opportunity to meet our live-in Residence Life, as well as neighboring students that live on your floor/hall.
Monday, August 26, is the first day of classes for Fall semester.
If you are planning to arrive before Wednesday, August 21, please sign up for interim housing. Residents will pay a small per-night fee for interim housing. If you have not signed up for interim housing, please note that your space will not be ready for you to move in if you arrive prior to Wednesday, August 21.
If you are unable to move in prior to Monday, August 26, please contact the Housing Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that your late arrival will not be mistaken for a change in your housing plans.
Sign Up for a Move-In Time
We ask that all residents, both new and returning, sign up for a move-in time. This allows us to allocate our staff, resources, and volunteers (Flames Welcome Crew) in a manner to best assist residents moving in.
How to Move In
East Residence Halls
Commons West (CMW) & Courtyard (CTY)
Unloading & Parking
Vehicles can use the Drop & Go Zones on Harrison and Halsted to unload before parking their cars. Halsted Street Parking Structure offers the nearest parking after unloading personal belongings at the Drop & Go Zone.
The Halsted Street Parking Structure is available as the nearest parking complex to CMW and CTY. It is located one block south at the intersection of Halsted and Taylor. There are two entrances – one on Polk Street and on one Taylor Street.
Residents assigned to Commons West (CMW), and Courtyard (CTY) should check-in at the East Area Residence Life Office, located in the Atrium of the Student Residence & Commons (SRC) complex. The address is 700 S. Halsted Street, and the phone number is (312) 355-6500. Residence Life staff will be set up at the entrance to SRC to guide you through the check-in process.
Academic & Residential Complex (ARC)
The Harrison Street Parking Structure and Lot 1B are available as the nearest parking complex to the Academic & Residential Complex.
Residents assigned to the Academic & Residential Complex check-in at that location. Residence Life staff will be ready and waiting to guide you through the check-in process.
South Residence Halls including James Stukel Towers (JST), Thomas Beckham Hall (TBH), and Marie Robinson Hall (MRH)
James Stukel Towers (JST)
Unloading and Parking
Drop & Go Zones for JST include West Rochford Street or Parking Lot #14 (adjacent locations). You can get to this area by traveling east on Roosevelt Road, south on Union Street and west on Rochford Street. After unloading, we ask that you park at the Maxwell Street Parking Structure (which you can enter from Maxwell Street, off Halsted Street), the closest parking structure for residents.
Students assigned to JST check in at the JST front desk. JST’s address is 718 W. Rochford Street, Chicago, IL 60607, and the phone number is (312) 355-6000. Rochford is east of Halsted, across from Thomas Beckham Hall and between Roosevelt Road and Maxwell Street.
Thomas Beckham Hall (TBH)
Unloading & Parking
The Drop & Go Zone for TBH residents is in the cul de sac at the end of a small side street called S. Newberry Ave. that runs parallel to S. Halstead Street, which you can enter from W. Roosevelt Road. After you have unloaded your belongings, you can move your car to the Maxwell Street Parking Structure (which you can enter from Maxwell Street, off Halsted Street).
Thomas Beckham Hall Residents should check in at the TBH front desk. TBH’s address is 1250 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607, and phone number is (312) 355-6100.
Marie Robinson Hall (MRH)
Unloading & Parking
The Drop & Go Zone for MRH is in the cul de sac on Maxwell Street to the west of Halsted Street. After you have unloaded your personal belongings, you can move your car to the Maxwell Street Parking Structure (which you can enter from Maxwell Street, off Halsted Street) to allow others to unload.
Residents should check in at the MRH front desk. MRH’s address is 811 W. Maxwell Street, Chicago, IL 60608, and phone number is (312) 355-6200.
West Residence Halls including Single Student Residence (SSR) and Polk Street Residence (PSR)
Unloading & Parking
For SSR & PSR, the Drop & Go Zone for unloading personal belongings is located between Damen Avenue and Wolcott Avenue on Polk Street.
The Wood Street Parking Structure, located on Wood Street between Grenshaw and Taylor Streets, offers the nearest parking after unloading personal belongings at the Drop & Go Zone.
Students should check-in at the West Area Residence Life Office, located on the ground floor of PSR. The address is 1933 West Polk Street, and the phone number is (312) 355-6400.
What to Bring
The University provides each resident with a bed, twin mattress, desk, desk chair, drawer space, and closet/wardrobe space. Storage space in student rooms is extremely limited (usually just a small closet/wardrobe, dresser, and under bed space), so please don’t over pack. You may also want to coordinate bringing larger items with your roommates where possible. Below is a suggested packing list to help make you feel at home at UIC.
- Extra-long twin bed sheets, pillows, pillowcases, comforter – Save yourself a trip to the store and order your sheets, towels, pillows, and more online at ocm.com/UIC. Proceeds from this program go to Residence Hall Association and are used for programming in the residence halls
- Towels, toiletries, & a bin to hold them in
- Laundry bag/hamper, detergent, stain remover
- Seasonal Clothing (Don’t forget a raincoat/umbrella & winter boots)
- Shower sandals
- Cell phone charger
- Computer and accessories (computer labs are also available for residents in each building)
- Non-halogen desk lamp or other bright light for reading
- Poster adhesive, removable hooks – 3M strips and hooks are great!
- Alarm clock
- Power strip with surge protection
- Photo ID, driver’s license, state ID card or passport (If you plan to work on or off campus, you will need a Social Security Card, birth certificate, or US passport for paperwork)
If you are interested in renting a micro-fridge for your room, please work with our partner, Bedloft.com.
Don't Bring these Items
Leave the following items at home. These are not allowed under our policies.
- Microwaves (unless rented through our partner, Bedloft.com or in SSR and PSR under 1000 watts)
- Heating or cooking appliances (hot pots, toasters, space heaters, coffee makers without auto shutoff, etc.)
- Refrigerators with interiors larger than 4.6 cubic feet (you can rent a microfridge through our partner, Bedloft.com)
- Halogen lamp
- Candles, incense, fireworks, explosives, incendiaries, firearms, and other similar items
- Air conditioning units
- Pets (Fish are allowed in a 30-gallon aquariums max)
- Wireless Routers (for help with internet, please visit housing.uic.edu/internet)
No Longer Living On Campus
If you have changed your plans and will not be occupying the room to which you’ve been assigned, you would be helping out another student by informing us of a change of plans as soon as possible. Returning residents must come to the Central Housing Office to fill out Contract Cancellation paperwork. You may contact us via phone at (312) 355-6300 or via email at email@example.com.
Parking passes are not available for the main city streets by the residence halls. It is encouraged that you have someone available to remain with your vehicle while you are moving personal belongings in and completing the move-in process.
Flames Welcome Crew
Our Flames Welcome Crew consists of volunteers, primarily students, that assist our new residents into Campus Housing. These volunteers help direct arriving students, assist in the unload and deliver personal belongings from arriving vehicles to resident rooms, and answer or refer questions.
The atmosphere our Flames Welcome Crew creates is one of excitement and inclusion into the UIC campus community. The assistance our Flames Welcome Crew offers is so greatly appreciated and has become a traditional aspect to the start of the UIC academic year.
Benefits to being a part of our Flames Welcome Crew including:
- Volunteer hours are tracked by Campus Housing and documentation is available upon request
- Any continuing residents that volunteer as part of Flames Welcome Crew are invited to move into Campus Housing early to attend training
- A Flames Welcome Crew t-shirt