Spring 2021 Move In
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Interim Housing for Early Arrivals
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 email@example.com before the start of the Interim period.
Emergency Travel Order
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to determine quarantine options.
If you are unable to move in prior to Monday, January 11, please contact the Housing Office (email@example.com) so that your late arrival will not be mistaken for a change in your housing plans (such as cancellation).
Health and Safety
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
East Residence Halls
Residents assigned to Courtyard (CTY) will check-in at the East Area Office (EAO). New residents should make sure to bring a state-issued identification card (drivers license or similar).
Halsted Street Parking Structure offers the nearest parking after unloading personal belongings. 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.
Academic & Residential Complex (ARC)
Residents assigned to the Academic & Residential Complex will check-in at the ARC Campus Housing front desk. New residents should make sure to bring a state-issued identification card (drivers license or similar).
Harrison Street Parking Structure offers the nearest parking after unloading personal belongings at the Drop & Go Zone. The Harrison Street Parking Structure and Lot 1B are available as the nearest parking complexes to the Academic & Residential Complex.
South Residence Halls including James Stukel Towers (JST) and Marie Robinson Hall (MRH)
James Stukel Towers (JST)
Residents assigned to JST will check-in at the JST front desk. New residents should make sure to bring a state-issued identification card (drivers license or similar).
After unloading, nearest parking is available at the Maxwell Street Parking Structure (which you can enter from Maxwell Street, off Halsted Street), the closest parking structure for residents.
Thomas Beckham Hall (TBH)
Resident assigned to TBH will check-in at the TBH front desk. New residents should make sure to bring a state-issued identification card (drivers license or similar).
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).
West Residence Halls including Single Student Residence (SSR)
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.
The Wood Street Parking Structure, located on Wood Street between Grenshaw and Taylor Streets, offers the nearest parking after unloading personal belongings.
Parking passes are not available for the main city streets nearby the residence halls. It is encouraged that you have someone available to remain with your vehicle while you are moving personal belongings into the residence hall.
All UIC parking lots referenced in the above sections (Unloading and Parking) have hourly and daily visitor rate options.
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)
- Cleaning supplies for your room
- Hand sanitizer
- Face masks and any other desired personal protection equipment (PPE)
- Disinfectant wipes
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)
Bedloft.com - Loft kits, refrigerators, microwaves, and freezers
Bedloft.com offers loft kits, as well as a combination refrigerator, freezer, and microwave unit.
Lofts must be rented from Bedloft.com. Although residents may bring a refrigerator less than 2.9 amps and 4.6 cubic feet and stand-alone microwaves under 1000 watts (permitted only in SSR and PSR), we recommend renting from Bedloft.com because all of their products are department-approved, guaranteeing that your product will meet our policies. Bedloft.com provides free on-site service throughout the entire academic year creating continuous ease and convenience from start to finish.
Note – if you have not yet signed your Housing contract for the Spring 2021 semester, you cannot rent from Bedloft.com as ordering requires knowing your Housing assignment.
Change of Plans - 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 other interested applicants by informing us of a change of plans as soon as possible. You may contact us via phone at (312) 355-6300 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.