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

East Residence Halls

Commons West (CMW)

Commons West (CMW) is a four-story traditional residence hall, accommodating approximately 350 students. Special interest housing in CMW includes communities for the Honors College, Engineering, Women in Science and Engineering, Architecture, Arts, Pre-pharmacy and Pre-medicine.

CMW Contacts

Spencer Long Charles E. McPherson, III Amie Schuck

Building & Mailing Address

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

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 CMW

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Commons Bedroom

Commons Bedroom

Typical Room Setups & Hall Floor Plan

Map of Typical Commons South and West Double Room

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