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Move-in dates, information for returning students

Returning students can move into their residence halls and Transitional Living Areas (TLAs) by appointment. 

Students will be asked to schedule move-in appointments Feb. 8-9 for spring semester. 

Students should log in to to make an appointment. 

Each student may bring two helpers to assist with move-in. Everyone must wear masks at all times. 

Hall desks will be open from 8 a.m. to midnight daily. Wear a mask when checking in.

Students who are approved to arrive early, such as athletes and student staff, do not need to schedule an appointment and will receive move-in instructions from their coaches or advisors.

Only students who are enrolled in a J-term class should return to campus in January. Those not taking a J-term class will get instructions later about returning to campus in February for spring semester. Students not enrolled in a J-term course are not permitted to return to campus housing during J-term.

Returning students should review the college's COVID-19 precautions.

One-time testing will be available on campus on Feb. 9. The deadline for registration for this test is 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2. 

Email or call the Office of Residential Life, 309-794-2686, for more information. The office is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Rental properties for seniors

Juniors should start thinking about rental properties for senior year. About 75% of students sign a lease between September and December of their junior year. 

The Office of Residential Life recommends the Places 4 Students rental property search, and there will be landlord fair in September. Students are encouraged to consider several properties and talk to at least three landlords before making a decision.