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Residential Services Communications Regarding COVID-19 for Fall 2020

Thank you for sharing your intentions to live in campus housing for Fall 2020. As promised, here are additional details about the room assignment process. 
Process Updates 
  • One new housing option has been added – Lindgren House. Located at 2309 Sheridan, this building has space for 37 of students in single rooms with community bathrooms. This community will be comprised of students wishing an environment with all male identified students. Although we anticipate that this building may be filled by returning residents prior to the first year assignment process, we wanted to make you aware of this potential housing assignment.
  • Double rooms for students who have voluntarily selected this option will be offered in specific locations throughout all buildings except Foster Walker and Lindgren House. 
  • New student move-in days are Sunday, September 6 through Thursday, September 10. We are working diligently to finalize this process and plan to send additional information in the next two weeks.  
  • Room assignments will be sent via email by August 7. 
  • All rooms (double, singles, and suites) will be billed at a building’s double room rate (i.e., the rate usually charged when a student shares a room with a roommate). This rate applies to any living scenario: with a roommate in an ordinarily double room; without a roommate in an ordinarily double room; without a roommate in an ordinarily single room.
  • Many rooms that are being offered as single rooms are typically double rooms. These rooms are expected to have two sets of furniture. However, some rooms may only have one set. All furniture must remain in the room to which it has been allocated at the beginning of the year.
  • As you plan your return to campus, we encourage you to pack lightly. The University and Student Services (USS) Ship-to-Your-Room program is available to send your items to campus to be placed in your room prior to your arrival. USS is also offering mini-fridge rentals. Additionally, OCM is a preferred vendor who offers a range of items that will be delivered to campus, saving you a trip to the store. 
Please remember that you may cancel your housing contract without penalty by 11:59 p.m. CDT on August 1, 2020. If you do not plan to live on campus, we ask that you cancel your contract as soon as possible to allow other students a better chance to receive their preferred housing assignments. We encourage you to review the course schedule when it becomes available the week of July 20 and to consider your willingness to comply with health and safety guidelines and campus housing expectations.   
Please contact our office at (847) 467-4663 or if you have any questions. 

Archive of Residential Services Communications Regarding COVID-19 from Winter and Spring 2020

A personalized email was sent to Winter 2020 undergraduate residents who indicated that they planned to return to campus to pick up belongings or designate a proxy to do so

COVID-19 Move-Out Appointment Request Form Now Available


We hope that you are well. You are receiving this email because in your COVID-19 Item Intent form, you indicated that you (or a proxy) would be coming to campus to retrieve your belongings.

The Move-Out Appointment Request form is available now and must be submitted in order to arrange access to retrieve your belongings. Two-hour appointment windows are available between May 11-June 12, 2020. Appointment windows are: 8:30AM-10:30AM, 11:00AM-1:00PM, 1:30PM-3:30PM, 4:00PM-6:00PM (Central Time).

While selecting a Move-Out Appointment, please be aware that in order to ensure sufficient resource and social distancing guidelines can be achieved, appointment availability is based on the following factors:

• No more than three (3) appointments per time slot per building.
• Weekend and Memorial Day appointments are not offered.
• The date you select must be at least two (2) business days in the future.


Please contact our office if you have any questions or need assistance with this form.
We are open Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-5:00PM (CST).

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(847) 467-HOME (4663)

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