University Housing & Dining



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:

All freshmen students will live together as part of the First Year Experience (FYE) program, which will provide you with the opportunity to meet, live and switch into the college life with other first year students. FYE seminars will assist you within the residence halls with your transition into the university environment. We will engage you in social activities to help you meet new people, and will cover topics related to academic studying, relationships, and wellness.

Sophomore, Junior, Senior & Graduate Halls:

Graduate and Family Housing/Apartments

Graduate & Family Housing is comprised of two village complexes designed for apartment living. 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. Contact UHDS at 309-298-3321 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.

Explore Housing

Apply for Housing & Find Your Roommate

During the application process, we will ask you (the student) questions about what Living-Learning Community you are interested in and some questions about your roommate. Upper-division students will be asked to preference which residence hall they would like to live in. Students applying for the fall semester can use our Roommate Matching System to self-select their roommate before moving to campus in the fall.


While each of our residence halls have unique characteristics and different features like locations, resources and primary community, here is what they have in common:

Living-Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities give students the chance to live on a floor with other students who share the same interests or major. 

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.