Your home away from home
Your strongest connections at Illinois State will come in the residence halls, which house more than 6,000 students. Most rooms are designed for you and only one other student, with the showers just down the hall.
You get so much more than just personal space in your residence hall. You'll gain leadership skills, learn from faculty, and bring your classroom lessons to life. You'll be immersed in college life and learn to live with other people.
Choosing your floor
Our residence halls offer both coed and single sex floors. No smoking or drinking alcohol is allowed in any residence hall. Beyond that, there are many different lifestyle options available in the residence halls. Choose a theme that fits your interests and personality such as floors that are designated quiet, academic, international, wellness, substance-free, or leadership and service.
There are four main residential areas on the Illinois State campus:
- West campus which includes Wilkins, Haynie, and Wright Halls (also known as Tri-Towers) and is located near Redbird Arena and Hancock Stadium.
- East campus which includes Hewett and Manchester Halls and is just a short walk from Milner Library and the Bone Student Center.
- Watterson Towers, our 28-story, twin-tower complex, which is one of the world's tallest residence halls.
- South campus which includes Atkin-Colby and Hamilton-Whitten Halls and is open throughout all University breaks during the academic year.
Every residential area has a fitness center and places to study, including computer laboratories, and informal lounges right there in the hall. You’ll have direct network access and free cable television.
Visit University Housing to learn more.