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

South Residence Halls

Marie Robinson Hall (MRH)

Marie Robinson Hall (MRH) opened in 2001 and is home to 330 upperclassmen. While most residents occupy 4-person apartments, there are also a number of 1- and 2-person apartments. All students have an individual bedroom, and all apartments are equipped with full kitchens and private bathrooms. There are extensive common areas on all floors, as well as a Faculty in Residence and a Resident Director on the fourth floor. MRH used to be called Maxwell Street Residence and was renamed after Marie Robinson, who was a former student affairs administrator who worked to change the character of UIC from a commuter campus to one with a substantial resident population. She rose from the head of the department of medical social work to Associate Dean of her college and was named Vice Chancellor in 1992. She was the first African-American to achieve that rank at UIC. She passed away of cancer in 1994 at the age of 58.

MRH Contacts

Natasia Bongcas William R. Kohler

Building & Mailing Address

Marie Robinson Hall (Room #, including letter)
811 W. Maxwell Street
Chicago, IL 60608

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Each residence hall includes:

  • Air conditioning and heat
  • Free laundry
  • 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

MRH rooms also include:

  • Kitchen – Refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven
  • Dining/Living Room – Dining table and chairs, couch, two living room chairs, coffee table

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

Photographs of MRH

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Outside Entrance

Outside Entrance

Typical Room Setups & Hall Floor Plan

Map of Typical MRH and TBH 4-Person Apartment Map of Typical MRH and TBH 2-Person Apartment Map of Typical MRH and TBH Studio Apartment

Take a Video Tour of MRH

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