FAQs

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Are pets allowed?

There is a strict no pets policy at Illini Tower. This includes goldfish and birds.

Are priorities given to particular students?

Illini Tower hosts a diverse range of residents from all over the world and across the US, and we see this as a true strength of our community. University of Illinois students are given first priority, therefore we encourage all applicants to submit the relevant forms as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Do I have to have a meal plan?

Yes, since Illini Tower is certified through the university, our residents are required to have a meal plan. However, we do offer a variety of meal plan options to fit your needs. Please note, students in their first academic year on the UIUC campus are required to have a meal plan with no less than two hot meals per day during their first academic year on campus.

Do you provide Internet access?

Illini Tower is a fully wireless building and Internet is included in your monthly installments.

How close is Illini Tower to the University?

Illini Tower is located on the corner of 5th and Chalmers Street on the U of I campus, Champaign side. I.T. is only 2 blocks from the UIUC main Quad and only 3 blocks from Green Street where you’ll find restaurants, shops, and more! The location is unbeatable and near many bus stops.

How do I know which bed space to choose in the online lease process?

In our Corner 4 Person Suites and Standard 4 Person Suites there is a total of 4 bedspaces, 2 beds per bedroom. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you are moving in to the correct bed space on move-in day. See the ʺBedspace Chartʺ under Forms and Resources for a diagram showing where each Bed Space is located. Or, see below: Bedspace AA – Bedroom A, closest to Closet, Bedspace AB – Bedroom A, closest to Window, Bedspace BC – Bedroom B, closest to Window, Bedspace BD – Bedroom B, closest to Closet

How long are your lease agreements?

Illini Tower lease agreements are for an entire academic year or spring semesters only. Summer housing options are available as well. If you are interested in summer housing options please contact us.

Is parking available at Illini Tower?

Yes, underground parking is available for a fee per semester. Limited spaces are available and must be requested. Please contact us if you need more information regarding parking.

What is included in my monthly installments?

All utilites are included in your monthly installments. This includes electricity, water/sewer, gas, trash, Internet, basic cable television, and local telephone. Furniture and a meal plan is also included in your installments.

What size are the beds?

Each bed is a Standard Size Twin bed. When is move-in for Fall 2014? The official move-in day is Tuesday, August 20, 2014. Illini Tower would also like to offer an Early Move‐In option for your convenience over the weekend. Each student will be allowed to move in on Sunday, August 17, 2014 for $50.00 or Monday, August 18, 2014 for $25.00. These early move‐in days will be strictly enforced from 9am‐4pm. Students will not be allowed to move in outside of those times as the Welcome Center will be closed. All early move-in reservations and payments must be received by our office on or beforeWednesday, August 13, 2014. There will not be an additional charge if you require early move‐in due to a University sanctioned event (i.e. Marching Illini). All students may also choose to move‐in on the official move‐in days, Tuesday, August 19 or Wednesday, August 20, beginning at 9am for no additional fee. The Early Move In Form is located in the ʺFall 2014 Move-In Packetʺ located under the Forms and Resources tab.

Which meal plan should I choose?

Illini Tower offers flexibility in all of its meal plans. There are three options to choose from: ʺBronzeʺ: ONLY OFFERED TO RETURNING STUDENTS OF THE U OF I OR PARKLAND. This option gives residents 1 meal per day. It’s a convenient option for those who choose to cook for themselves, but still need a ʺlazy dayʺ option for those days when cooking just doesn’t sound appealing!(120 meals/semester) ʺSilverʺ: Recommended for FRESHMAN or FIRST-YEAR U of I students. This meal plan option gives residents 2 meals per day.(200 meals/semester) ʺGoldʺ: Offers residents 3 meals per day. (250 meals/semester) With each meal plan, residents are allocated a certain amount of meals that they can use at any time. Going home for the weekend? NO WORRIES! You can use the meals later in the semester! Swipe in a friend during dinner, or treat a professor to lunch!