Summer College at UIC | Housing

If you really want to feel that the UIC campus is your home, the best way to do it is to live on campus while you're here participating in Summer College.

Living on campus allows you to meet other Summer College students, make friends and take advantage of everything that UIC and the city of Chicago has to offer.

As an incoming freshman, you'll gain an educational advantage if you already have experience studying between classes, learning teamwork skills with other residents in the halls, and being familiar with the campus and Chicago.

One of the special aspects of college is that you spend more time outside of class than inside it. It's important to learn how to get the most of that out-of-class time as well. So take advantage of our special housing program for Summer College students.

FAQ's about Summer College Housing

How will I pay?

The cost for housing will be put on your student account.

What is provided?

Each student gets a single room in a shared apartment and shares a living room, kitchen and bathroom with 1 or 3 other residents. All rooms are furnished with twin extra long beds, desk chair, closet drawers, shelving, and telephone with free calling in the contiguous US. Apartments are equipped with full kitchens with an oven/stove, full size refrigerator/freezer, sink, and cabinets. Each student will have a plate, bowl, cup, mug, knife, fork, and spoon. Each apartment will have pots, pans, coffee maker, toaster, dishtowels and dishcloth. The bathroom has a shower, sink, and toilet.

Cable TV and internet (including wireless) are included in the rate.

Can I choose my roommate?

You can list another member of Summer College (if desired) as long as the requests are mutual, in writing, and of the same gender. Summer College students will be housed with each other in the same area of the building.

What about safety?

Thomas Beckham Hall features 24-hour desk monitoring by student staff and outside security (who also provide roving patrols). 24 hours a day, students must use their keys or ID to enter the building. Guests must be signed in during the evenings. And closed-circuit cameras are in common areas to provide an extra layer of security. In addition, UIC police officers are state troopers who work closely with the City of Chicago and Cook County Sheriff's office, and work with students to make them aware of safety issues. There are also over 1000 Star-Tel poles located across campus that will automatically call police.

What else do I get besides the room?

Campus Housing provides Summer Housing Assistants who are on duty in the evenings to deal with policy issues and student concerns. They also work with students to plan events, such as trips to cultural events in the city, barbecues in the courtyard, and freshman reading program events.

Sounds great! Can the whole family stay?

You must be attending an approved Summer College program as a UIC student to take advantage of this opportunity.

Where do I sign up?

Sign up for Summer College Housing here.