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Residence Halls

From move-in to graduation, the residence halls at Western provide students a place to create their own college experience by getting involved on campus. The best way to learn about the opportunities in the halls is to explore our pages on each of the halls:

Freshman Halls:
Sophomore, Junior, Senior & Graduate Halls: 

Graduate and Family Housing/Apartments

Graduate & Family Housing is comprised of three village complexes designed for apartment living. On opposing corners of campus, each complex has its own unique mix of single or double bedroom furnished or unfurnished apartments. Students must meet strict requirements to live in Graduate & Family Housing villages.** 

**Because of limited occupancy, applying for housing in GFH does not guarantee housing or apartment space. Following the guidelines and recommendations set forth in the UHDS Master Plan, Contact UHDS at 309-298-3331 for more information. 

Meal Plans and Dining

Good atmosphere, tasty food, and a fair price. This is the goal of Western Illinois University Dining Services managed by Sodexo Campus Services. We've designed the dining plans to be flexible and meet the demands of a busy students' schedule.

Summer Housing

We offer flexible lodging to accommodate most all summer school students. Click here to learn more.

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Apply for Housing & Find Your Roommate 

During the application process, we will ask you (the student) questions about where you want to live, what Living-Learning Community you are interested in and some questions about your roommate. Students applying for the fall semester can use our Roommate Matching System to self-select their roommate before moving to campus in the fall. 


Our halls have unique characteristics that give each of them a special feeling of warmth and comforts. Each hall has small differences and features like locations, resources and primary community. Here are some of our basic amenities you will find in our residence halls:

Living-Learning Communities

Western prides itself on providing positive environment within the halls that encourage academic success and collaborative learning experiences. WIU students participate in learning communities where groups of students take two or more classes together.

Safety & Security

Western Illinois University and University Housing & Dining Services take student safety seriously. As a campus community, we provide:


It is the goal of University Housing & Dining Services to keep all costs as low as possible while providing a quality learning environment for our students. We participate in the cost guarantee program – the price you pay as a first year student will be the price you pay during your 4 years at WIU.