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Fall 2021 Move-In Details and Information

Selecting a Move-In Time

All residents, both new and returning, will need to select a specific Move-In Time this Fall 2021.

Residents with a signed Housing contract for the 2021-2022 academic year will be able to sign up for a Move-In Time beginning Tuesday, July 20. If you have not yet signed your Housing contract, you will not be able to select a Move-In Time.

We recommend that residents consider any travel, transportation, and guest assistance plans prior to selecting your Move-In Time. The Move-In Time selection tool does allow residents to cancel and select a new Move-In Time, if necessary.

Having a specific Move-In time for each resident allows us to allocate our staff and resources in a manner to best assist residents during their Move-In. Time slots are also structured to allow for responsible social distancing and to reduce congestion.

Please note that arriving at a time other than your assigned Move-In time may result in a lengthy delay as we prioritize assistance to scheduled residents.

  • If you are planning to move in after 4:30PM, note that your check-in location will be your assigned residence hall’s front desk location. Please refer to our website for the residence hall address ( and Google Map link.

Select Your Move-In Time Here

What day is Move-In?

Move-In takes place over a number of days between Wednesday, August 18, and Saturday, August 21. Each residence hall has specific days in which Move-In will occur. As a reminder, all residents will be need to select a Move-In Time and date which will match their assigned residence hall’s Move-In day(s).

  • Academic & Residential Complex (ARC), Commons West (CMW), Commons North (CMN), Courtyard (CTY), James Stukel Towers (JST):
    • New Campus Housing residents will be able to select a Move-In Time on Wednesday, August 18.
    • Returning Campus Housing residents living in ARC, CMW, CMN, or CTY will be able to select a Move-In Time on Thursday, August 19.
  • Thomas Beckham Hall (TBH), Marie Robinson Hall (MRH):
    • Both new and returning Campus Housing residents living in TBH & MRH will be able to select a Move-In Time on either Friday, August 20, or Saturday, August 21.
  • Single Student Residence (SSR):
    • Both new and returning Campus Housing residents living in SSR will be able to select a Move-In Time on either Friday, August 20, or Saturday, August 21.

Guests Assisting with Move-In

Campus Housing defines guests as any individual that is not a roommate of the assigned resident. This includes family members or friends as well as students that reside in a residence hall location different than the hosting resident.

Guests will be allowed to assist during the Move-In process. All guests must be escorted by and in the presence of the resident hosting them while in the residence hall. Guests must have a govt. or state-issued photo ID on them, in case identification is needed.

Guests must wear face masks while on-campus, especially while in the residence halls. All PPE (personal protection equipment) must be provided by the resident and their guests.

Summer-to-Fall Interim Housing is from 12:00pm on Saturday, August 7, 2021, to 12:00pm on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

If you are planning to arrive before Wednesday, August 18, please sign up for Interim Housing. Residents will pay a small per-night fee for Interim Housing. The preferred deadline to apply for Interim Housing is Friday, July 23 by 5PM.  If you do not sign up for Interim Housing, your room will not be ready for your arrival prior to your selected Move-In Time.

Following your application, please check your UIC email account for confirmation as the Interim approval process is ongoing. If you need to cancel your Interim application, please send an email to before the start of the Interim period.

Interim Housing notifications will be sent beginning on Wednesday, August 4.   

The Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner has issued a Travel Advisory to anyone entering or returning to Chicago from designated states with a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19.

If you are arriving from a state listed in the City of Chicago Travel Advisory or from another country, contact to determine quarantine options.

If you are unable to move in prior to Monday, August 23, please contact the Housing Office ( so that your late arrival will not be mistaken for a change in your housing plans (such as cancellation).

Our operations have changed in many ways to support a living environment conducive to academic success and well-being. Increased sanitation measures include multiple daily cleanings of high touch, high traffic areas incorporating tools such as electrostatic sprayer cleaners and increased access to sanitation stations. Learn more about our response to COVID-19 at

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