Housing

Applying For Housing

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 freshman 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.

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 and will preference a 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.

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Bayliss Henninger Residence Hall

Apply in 3 easy steps:

Step 1

Learn more about living on campus, and explore your Living-Learning Community options.

All freshman 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.

Students transferring in with 30 or more credit hours will be able to preference upper-division residence halls by first, second, and third choice.

Step 2

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

Fall 2017 application will open in mid-October.

Step 3

Wait for your Residence Hall assignment.

  • Spring Applicants: Announced in late-December
  • Fall 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

Apply in 3 easy steps:

Step 1

Learn more about living on campus, and explore your Residence Hall and Living-Learning Community options.

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.

Fall 2017 application will open in mid-October.

Step 3

Wait for your Residence Hall assignment.

  • Spring Applicants: Announced in late-December
  • Fall 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 .

Apply For Housing
Housing Timeline

Apply in 3 easy steps:

Step 1

Explore the different Residence Halls, Graduate and Family Housing, 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 Applicants: Announced in late-December
  • Fall Applicants: Announced in late-July

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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 309-298-3000 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.

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.

How We Assign Apartments

Students are placed in GFH in the following priorities: 

One-Bedroom Apartments

  • Students with one child (under 2 years)
  • 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. 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 new housing application or reinstate your previous housing contract.

Questions?

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