Housing & Residence Life


Procedural Information - FALL 2020

Beginning with move-in, safety precautions will be in place.  To allow students, their families, and staff to maintain a safe physical distance, later this summer students will select a specific move-in date and time window using the myHousing portal.  The move-in process has been modified and will extend over several days.  Students may not move onto campus without a scheduled time.  Students and their families should be prepared to select an alternative date and time should their first choice not be available. 

In order to help facilitate an easy move-in, please consider shipping your belongings to campus in advance. 

We will accept packages beginning September 8, 2020 and these items will be delivered to your room prior to your arrival. 

Bring only what’s essential when you come to campus! 

Students will need to limit their move-in help to two friends or family members and carts will be available.  Every person involved in move-in must wear a face covering and follow all posted guidelines concerning physical distancing and the use of designated pathways in buildings and elsewhere on campus.  Please adhere to signage guidance on capacity limits in shared areas such as elevators and bathrooms.

As a Resident living on campus, the current health crisis will impact your housing experience. It is incumbent upon all of our community members, including you, to mitigate the spread of illness and keep our community as healthy and safe as possible.


What to Bring

As you prepare for your move to campus, we encourage you to take a look at our What to Bring list to help you decide which items to bring to campus and which to leave at home. Please note that all student rooms in the Residence Halls are carpeted except for those in International House and a few in Burton Judson.

All Halls are equipped with coin and credit/debit card operated washers and dryers, access to streaming TV service, and computers and printing.  Vacuum cleaners, irons, and ironing boards are available for student check out and use from the residence hall front desk. Ice makers are located in all Residence Halls


No. Residence Halls are closed to students until move in.

No. Students may not move into or occupy their assigned room prior to their scheduled move in date and time. If you are planning to arrive to Chicago prior to your scheduled move in day, please make appropriate off campus lodging reservations in advance.


Yes. If you are planning to ship your luggage and belongings in advance, you can send items to arrive no earlier than September 8, 2020.  If we receive items prior to this date, they will be returned to sender. Please address all shipments to yourself and your residence hall address and mark them HOLD FOR ARRIVAL with your move in date. All items received will be delivered to your room assignment prior to your arrival.  

Your mailing address is the address of your Residence Hall. All mail and/or packages should be addressed to you with your Residence Hall address and room number. Building names or simply “The University of Chicago” is not sufficient for the US Post Office, and mail addressed in this manner will be returned to sender. An address should read:

Student Name

Residence Hall Name, Room Number

Street Address

City, State Zipcode