University of Illinois at Chicago: Campus Housing — 818 S. Wolcott Avenue (Suite 220), Chicago, Illinois 60612 — 312-355-6300

East Residence Halls

Commons South (CMS)

Commons South (CMS) is a five-story traditional residence hall of double rooms, which open into a common hallway with two community bathrooms shared by each floor community. It has a computer lab and accommodates around 190 students. This building has two single sex floors, with females on the second floor and males on the third floor. The fourth and fifth floor are both co-ed. CMS is for undergraduate students of all ages.

CMS Contacts

Natasia Bongcas Charles E. McPherson, III Amie Schuck

Building & Mailing Address

Commons South (Room #, including letter)
700 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Find us on Facebook at UICCMNS

Each residence hall includes:

  • Air conditioning and heat
  • Free laundry for residents
  • Kitchenettes and vending machines
  • Computer lab
  • Lounges and common areas
  • Walking distance to cafeterias and recreational facilities

Each residence hall bedroom includes:

  • Extra-long twin bed, desk and chair, clothes closet and storage drawers
  • Telephone jack, cable TV connection and high-speed internet connection (including wireless)—additional fees may apply

For information on what to bring with you when you move in, please read Move-In Days.

Special Interest Communities

Photographs of CMS

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Commons South Bedroom

Commons Bedroom

Typical Room Setups & Hall Floor Plan

Map of Typical Commons South and West Double Room

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