Housing

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You have the rest of your life to live off campus. . .now is the time to build friendships that last a lifetime.

Because living in the residence hall is such an important part of your college experience, all freshmen and sophomore students (defined as less than 60 credit hours) are required to live in a University residence hall. All exceptions to this policy must be approved in writing through the petition process. Learn more. . . 

Whether you’ve just been admitted to Western, currently live on campus, or are considering moving back on campus, it's time to apply for housing, and be on your way to living it up at Western Illinois University. Below are just a few of the benefits of living life on.

Living life on campus is affordable.

Your room and meal plan rates and fees cover a wide array of amenities and services including around-the-clock maintenance, live-in professional staff, digital cable and high speed wireless internet. When you live on campus, there are no large security deposits, hidden lease fees, or added monthly expenses like water and electric bills to worry about. Additionally, Western continues to freeze both room and meal plan rates as part of the Cost Guarantee plan. This means, as long as you maintain continuous enrollment at WIU, you will not see an increase in your room and meal plan rates.

Living life on campus is convenient.

With convenience stores, dining centers, live-in staff, 24-hour information desks, laundry facilities, computer labs, and close proximity to academic buildings, everything you need to succeed is at your doorstep. And no need to worry about the cooking or cleaning . . . we do that for you.

Living life on campus is smart.

Every year, students who live in the residence halls succeed academically. Last year, we had over 650 students who achieved a 3.6 GPA or better with 147 of those having a perfect 4.0. We train and focus our staff to help support the academic success of our residents. Beyond the classroom, we also provide a wide array of programs and activities that teach students how to be leaders and citizens of our ever-changing global society.

Living life on campus comes with options.

After your first year at Western, there are plenty of options to live where you want and with whom you want. During our online renewal process, you can select the exact room and roommate you want . . . all with the click of a mouse.

Living life on campus is safe.

Our priority is safety and security. Each residence hall has an information desk and staff available for the students 24/7. The Office of Public Safety is always on call, providing security around the clock.

Bayliss Henninger Residence Hall

Overview

Room assignments are made based on the date that your housing application (Preference Form and Processing Fee) are received by our Assignments Office. We do guarantee housing; however, the earlier you apply the more likely your preferences will be matched.

What you will need for your Housing Application:

  1. Your 9-digit WIU ID Number
  2. Your Community Preference: This is where you will indicate if you are interested in a living-learning community.
  3. Your Roommate Preference: If you know someone you would like to live with, you will need their name and 9-digit WIU ID Number. Otherwise, after you apply, you will have the option to go through our Roommate Matching System or be randomly assigned a roommate, based on the lifestyle preference questions answered on your application.
  4. Housing Application Fee: When completing the online housing application, you will need to pay the $50 non-refundable processing fee by major credit card when submitting your housing application. 
    To pay by check, call 309-298-3000 or email us at uhds@wiu.edu to request a housing application packet to be mailed. Cash payment only accepted in person at Seal Hall, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455.

Links

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Housing Timeline

Apply in 3 easy steps:

Step 1

Make sure you take your time to explore your options. All freshmen students live together in Bayliss-Henninger or Tanner, as part of the First Year Experience (FYE) program, which provides them with the opportunity to meet, live and switch into the college life with other first year students. Explore living-learning communities and services.

Step 2

Fill out the Housing Application, Preference Form and pay the $50 application fee.

Step 3

Wait for your Residence Hall assignment.

  • Spring 2015 Applicants: Announced in late-December
  • Fall 2015 Applicants: Announced in late-July

Are you a non-traditional student (24+ years old), married or in a domestic partnership, and/or have a child? You may be eligible for Graduate and Family Housing .

Thompson Residence Hall

Overview

Room assignments are made based on the date that your housing application (Preference Form and Processing Fee) are received by our Assignments Office. We do guarantee housing; however,   the earlier you apply the more likely your preferences will be matched.

What you will need for your Housing Application:

  1. Your 9-digit WIU ID Number
  2. Your Community Preference: This is where you will indicate if you are interested in a living-learning community such as the Transfer Year Experience (TYE) floor, or specific residence hall (if transferring in with 30 or more credit hours).
  3. Your Roommate Preference: If you know someone you would like to live with, you will need their name and 9-digit WIU ID Number. Otherwise, after you apply, you will have the option to go through our Roommate Matching System or be randomly assigned a roommate, based on the lifestyle preference questions answered on your application.
  4. Housing Application Fee: When completing the online housing application, you will need to pay the $50 non-refundable processing fee by major credit card when submitting your housing application. 
    To pay by check, call 309-298-3000 or email us at uhds@wiu.edu to request a housing application packet to be mailed. Cash payment only accepted in person at Seal Hall, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455.

Links

Apply For Housing
Apply to the University Visit Campus
Housing Timeline

Apply in 3 easy steps:

Step 1

Explore the different residence halls living-learning communities  and  services.  Students transferring in with 30 or more credit hours will be able to preference residence halls by first, second, and third choice.

Step 2

Fill out the Housing Application, Preference Form and pay the $50 application fee.

Step 3

Wait for your Residence Hall assignment.

  • Spring 2015 Applicants: Announced in late-December
  • Fall 2015 Applicants: Announced in late-July

Are you a non-traditional student (24+ years old), married or in a domestic partnership, and/or have a child? You may be eligible for Graduate and Family Housing .

Graduate and Family Housing

Overview

Room assignments are made based on the date that your housing application (Preference Form and Processing Fee) are received by our Assignments Office. We do guarantee housing in our residence halls; however, due to limited occupancy, we do not guarantee housing or apartment space in GFH.   The earlier you apply the more likely your preferences will be matched.

What you will need for your Housing Application:

  1. Your 9-digit WIU ID Number
  2. Preference in Residence Halls and/or Graduate and Family Housing: You can select both. For GFH, you will be asked questions to determine eligibility.
  3. Housing Application Fee: When completing the online housing application, you will need to pay the $50 non-refundable processing fee by major credit card when submitting your housing application. To pay by check, call 309-298-2461 or email us at uhds@wiu.edu to request a housing application packet to be mailed. Cash payment only accepted in person at Seal Hall, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455.

If Applying for Residence Halls: 

  1. Your Community Preference:  This is where you will indicate your residence hall preference by first, second, and third choice
  2. Your Roommate Preference: If you know someone you would like to live with, you will need their name and 9-digit WIU ID Number. Otherwise, after you apply, you will be randomly assigned a roommate, based on the lifestyle preference questions answered on your application.

Links

Apply For Housing
Apply to the University Visit Campus
Housing Timeline

Apply in 3 easy steps:

Step 1

Explore the different Residence Halls, Graduate and Family Housing, L iving-Learning Communities  and s ervices .

Step 2

Fill out the Housing Application, Preference Form and pay the $50 application fee.

Step 3

Residence Halls

  • Spring 2015 Applicants: Announced in late-December
  • Fall 2015 Applicants: Announced in late-July

Graduate and Family Housing

How We Assign Apartments

Students are placed in GFH in the following priorities: 

Two-Bedroom Apartments

  • Students with two children
  • Students with one child

One-Bedroom Apartments

  • Students with one child (under 2 years of age)
  • Married/Domestic partners
  • Single graduate students

Westbrook House

  • Single graduate students
  • Non-Traditional Undergraduate Students (24-years-old at the beginning of semester)

Students will be contacted on an individual appointment basis.

Corbin Olson Residence Hall

Overview

During our online renewal process you can select the exact room and roommate you want. . .all with the click of a mouse. Renewal begins Friday, January 30, 2015. Visit the housing renewal page for more information.

Off-Campus Students

Want to live life on? Visit our office in Seal Hall to fill out a housing application or reinstate your previous housing contract.

Housing Renewal

Questions?

Give us a call at 309-298-3000, send us an email at uhds@wiu.edu, or ask us on Twitter @WIUHousing.