Graduate Housing: Convenient Apartments for Busy Students
We know that grad students are always trying to stretch two very limited
budgets—time and money—so we want to make sure that we help
you make both go as far as possible.
Because graduate school often means living on tight budgets, we provide comfortable, fully furnished apartments that include all basic utilities. You have your own bedroom, and common areas are shared with one to three other people. Within the building is free laundry, a number of security features, and maintenance available 24 hours a day. And because we offer you more than just a nice place to live—we offer an educational advantage—we want you to take advantage of all the city has to offer as well. We provide discounted tickets to events in the city as well as a number of other opportunities for you to take advantage of all UIC has to offer.
As far as time goes, living on campus gives you everything in one place. Instead of being just another face in your apartment, you’re living with other graduate students—and faculty—making it easier to network and form groups to study or explore the city. And you’re living right next to your classes, so your commute time is minimized. And finally, you save time by not having to search for a place, find roommates or divide up utility bills. So you have time for the things that really count. And because we offer contracts aligned to your academic program, you don’t get locked into a twelve-month lease, so you can have time to concentrate on your studies and take your time to get to know the city.
UIC’s Graduate Housing is in Single Student Residence, known as SSR. For general information about SSR, including photos, maps and lists of amenities, please visit Single Student Residence’s general information page.
We have flexible SSR contracts—while most students choose a traditional contract that lasts from August through finals in May, many students utilize Interim and Summer term contracts to stay all year round. For students in special academic programs that don't conform to the traditional university calendar, “bridge” contracts are also available to tailor your contract to your academic program. Up-to-date Housing rates can be found on the Housing Rates page.