Spring 2021 Move In

Spring 2021 Move-In Options and Details

Move-In Times and Dates

All residents, both new and returning, are welcome to move into Campus Housing beginning at 10:00am on Saturday, January 9 (10AM – 10PM), with Move In continuing through Sunday, January 10, between 8AM – 10PM.

New residents

  • All new residents have been assigned a suggested Move-In Time this Spring 2021. Suggested Move-In Times allow us to alleviate congestion at front desk check-in locations and promote social distancing.
  • If you are a recent signee of your Housing agreement, you may not have been sent a suggested Move-In Time. You are welcome to move into Campus Housing beginning at 10:00am on Saturday, January 9.

Returning residents

  • We ask that all returning residents iVerify at their residence hall’s front desk location upon arrival, so that we can confirm your return. Failure to iVerify may result in further email, phone call, or text communications.

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 and students that reside in a residence hall other than the hosting resident.

Residents are not allowed guests during the current COVID-19 pandemic, including during Spring 2021 Move In. Please plan accordingly when coordinating with anyone assisting with driving you to campus, when packing and transporting personal belongings, and with time needed to Move In. Campus Housing does have a limited number of moving carts available for residents at front desk locations.

  • Residents are not allowed to have a guest come into the residence hall to assist with their move. One guest may come with a vehicle to assist with loading items, but they must remain outside with the vehicle. It is expected that this guest also observes social distancing guidelines.
  • Parking management will not be present. We strongly suggest that someone remain present with the vehicle while unloading.
  • Guests should be in good health. Individuals in the following categories should refrain from helping residents move in:
    • Older adults
    • Women who are pregnant
    • Individuals with serious underlying medical conditions
  • Make sure to carry your i-card and keys with you at all times during your move so that we can minimize lock-outs and issuance of loaner keys.

If you are planning to arrive before Saturday, January 9, 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 December 4.  If you do not sign up for Interim Housing, your room will not be ready for you if you arrive prior to Saturday, January 9.  

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 housing@uic.edu before the start of the Interim period.

The Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner has issued an Emergency Travel Order 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 Emergency Travel Order or from another country, contact housinghealth@uic.edu to determine quarantine options.

If you are unable to move in prior to Monday, January 11, please contact the Housing Office (housing@uic.edu) 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 cleaning of high touch, high traffic areas and increased access to sanitation stations. Learn more about our response to COVID-19 at http://go.uic.edu/CH-COVID.

Where to Check-In on Move In

Additional Information