Campus Living FAQ
Am I required to live on campus?
Research shows that college students who live on campus connect better to campus life, experience greater academic success and are more likely to continue on to graduation. It is College policy that first- and second-year students, not living with their families, are required to live in campus housing. If you need to request an exception to this policy, you may submit an appeal in writing to the Office of Residence Life.
Do I get to pick my roommates?
If you know someone you would like to room with on campus, you may note this person on your housing questionnaire. We’ll try our best to match you with your preferred roommate, though we cannot guarantee it. It’s important that both you and your requested roommate clearly mark that you want to room together in campus housing – we can only honor mutual roommate requests. If you have questions about this process, feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life at 630-637-5858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I don’t know anyone to room with?
Then leave the choice up to the Residence Life staff! We’ll do our best to match you with someone who has similar interests, tastes and lifestyle choices. Many such roommates end up becoming life-long friends!
Can I bring a pet?
Fish are the only pets allowed and must be housed in a 5-gallon tank or smaller. If you bring an aquarium, remember you’ll need to transport it to and from your residence hall when the campus is closed. No other pets are permitted in the residence halls.
We’re sure you have dozens of other questions. Check out our detailed FAQ page and feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life at 630-637-5858 or email@example.com if you want to know more about living on campus. We are happy to help!