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Living on campus is an exciting part of the college experience and gives you the opportunity to build life-long friendships and also supports academic success. It has been proven that students who live on campus have a higher GPA – and persistence towards graduation – faster than their peers who live off campus.

2019-2020 Housing Application

Moving into a Residence Hall can be an exciting but daunting experience. Here, we will attempt to address the questions you may have concerning the move-in policy, what to bring, what not to bring, important dates, etc.

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New & Transfer Student Housing Selection

After a future student has been admitted into CSU, the next steps are to commit to attending Chicago State University ( contact the Office of Admission) and to complete the housing application and paying the $75 initial application fee. The housing application opened on April 8, 2019 and will close August 15, 2019.

Returning Student Housing Selection

The Housing Selection Process is different for returning students compared to the process for new students. The Office of Residence Life cannot guarantee on-campus housing to students who have met their Residency Requirement. The housing application opened on April 15, 2019 and close July 15, 2019 this also includes pre-room selection.

What to bring for first time residents?

Click here to download the Medical Record Application Form

2019-2020 Rates

Single Room $4,210/ semester
Double as a Single Room $3,628/ semester
Double Room $2,250/ semester

19 Meals/ week $2,112/ semester
15 Meals/ week $1,767/ semester
10 Meals/ week $1,426/ semester
Application Fee: $75

Important Dates Spring 2020

  • Friday, January 10 - New Student Move in 2pm-6pm
  • Saturday, January 11 - Returning Student Move in - 8am-12pm
  • Monday, January 13 - Spring classes begin
  • Monday, March 16 - Saturday March 21 - Spring break (Hall Closed/ No classes)
  • Saturday, May 2- Last day of classes
  • Monday May 4- Saturday May 9 - Final Exams
  • Sunday, May10 - Spring Move-out (Halls close At noon) *Exception for Spring Graduates
  • Thursday, May 14 - Spring Graduation