Housing

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  • Freshman

    Bayliss Henninger Residence Hall

    Overview

    As soon as you're admitted to Western, it is time to apply for housing, and be on your way to living it up at Western Illinois University. 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

    Apply For Housing
    Apply to the University Visit Campus
    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 .

  • Transfer Student

    Thompson Residence Hall

    Overview

    As soon as you're admitted to Western, it is time to choose where you would like to live. You will make your housing selection by submitting a housing application. 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 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 Student

    Graduate and Family Housing

    Overview

    As soon as you're admitted to Western, it is time to choose where you would like to live. You will make your housing selection by submitting a housing application. 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

    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.

  • Current Student

    Corbin Olson Residence Hall

    Overview

    Do you currently live off-campus and want to live life on? Visit our office in Seal Hall to fill out a housing application or reinstate your previous housing contract. Questions? Give us a call at  309-298-3000.

    Do you currently live on-campus and want to renew your housing contract for the 2015-2016 academic year? Students will be able to renew their housing contract during our housing renewal process which begins in January 2015.