Living at Illinois Tech

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Living at Illinois Tech

Living on Campus?

First-year students can choose between living in Cunningham Hall and George J. Kacek Hall. Transfer students have options to just about all residence halls, depending on their standing year of transfer.

Housing Registration

  • Spring 2024 incoming students registration deadline: January 8, 2024.
  • Priority housing selection deadline (for enrollment deposited by March 15): March 15 – April 10, 2023
  • Regular housing selection begins: April 24, 2023 
  • New first-year students housing contract deadline: June 1, 2023
  • New transfer housing contract deadline: August 1, 2023

View Housing Rates Submit HOUSING and MEAL contract 


  • Incoming transfer students who are classified as third years (coming in with 48 or more transfer credits) and above are NOT required to live on campus.
  • Incoming transfer students depositing after June 30, 2023 will need to pay the $600 pre-payment fee for housing.
  • Incoming first-year students will be exempt to pay a housing pre-payment fee when submitting a housing application.

Tour Our Residence Halls

Cunningham Hall (First and Second Years only)

George J. Kacek Hall (First and Second Years only)

Gunsaulus Hall

Jeanne and John Rowe Village 

Roommate Groups

Priority time slot assignment period for established roommate groups: April 17 – April 23, 2023

Priority time slots are assigned using randomized lottery within class group (all third year and above have the same chance for first slot, followed by second year, then first year with early deposit, and finally first year with regular deposit).

Regular application time slots assignment for roommate groups begins: April 24, 2023

Regular application time slots are open on a rolling basis for those not part of the priority group including ungrouped students from priority application submission period.


  1. Read the housing contract thoroughly
  2. Complete the housing application,
  3. Pay the pre-payment if applicable
  4. Find/make a roommate group for earliest time slot opportunity.


New first-year students who are living with a parent/guardian at a residential address within a 20-mile commuting distance from Mies Campus are eligible to commute to campus. If you are planning to commute to campus, you must submit a housing waiver.

Submit Housing Waiver

Note: New first-year students who are living with a parent/guardian at a residential address within a 20-mile commuting distance from Mies Campus are eligible to commute to campus. If you live outside the 20-mile radius, you must submit a housing waiver.

Upload Your Photo for Your HawkCard ID

Your HawkCard is your official university identification card and will give you access to housing, campus buildings, meal plans, library services, the Keating Sports Center, and more.

Upload your photo

Parking Permits

Are you commuting or planning to bring a car on campus for the school year? Purchase a student parking permit with our Access, Card, and Parking Services office.

Learn more about Student Parking Permits

Important Links

Housing First Year Second Year

Housing and Dining for First Year Students

Living on campus builds a lasting supportive community among our students. Learn all about our housing and dining options for first-year students.

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Transfer Student Housing and Dining

Are you a transfer student interested in living on campus? Check out our options for transfer students and their families. Or if you're planning on commuting, learn about our convenient meal plans.

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