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

Move-In Days

Fall 2015

Welcome to UIC Campus Housing! On this page you will find important information about dates and deadlines, as well as information to help you on Move-In Day.
Check out our video introducing you to living on campus. Follow all the activities at #uicmovein on Facebook and Twitter!

Check-In for Freshmen

All freshmen should move in Wednesday, August 19 between 9:00am and 4:00pm. The residence life team is planning a five day "resident freshmen orientation" called New Student Days to help freshmen get to know one another as well as become comfortable with their new environment prior to the first day of classes. Please see Where to Check In for more information.

Check-In for Returning, Transfer and Graduate Residents

If you are a returning resident, or newly assigned upperclassman, graduate, or professional student, you must move into your room between 9:00am Thursday, August 20 and 9:00pm on Sunday, August 23.

Arrival After August 23

Monday, August 24 is the first day of classes. If you are planning to arrive AFTER Sunday, August 23, please contact the Housing Office prior to August 15 so that your late arrival will not be mistaken for a change in your housing plans.

What to Bring

To find out more about what you should or should not bring when you come to the halls, visit


Parking Services staff will be outside each residence hall complex Wednesday through Saturday to assist you with parking locations. To expedite unpacking your vehicle, the parking staff will issue a parking pass valid for one hour near a building entrance. Once the hour has elapsed, please move your vehicle to a parking lot. Your parking pass is good for one free exit from the UIC parking lots designated on the pass. Our Map of UIC Campus and Parking Structures (PDF) highlights (in red) the parking areas mentioned in Where to Check In.

Change of Plans

If you have changed your plans and will not be occupying the room to which you've been assigned, you would be helping out another student by informing us of a change of plans as quickly as possible.

Other Resources

For questions about cable, internet, or other resident resources visit the Resident Resources page.


If you have any questions prior to arriving on campus, please feel free to contact your Resident Director, whose contact information can be found at the Housing Staff page and on your residence hall’s page. Please travel safely to Chicago, and we look forward to seeing you for the upcoming semester!