Housing and Residence Life
Immerse Yourself in a Community of Artists
Chicago offers a wide variety of housing choices to serve the diverse needs of students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Many Students spend their first few years at the school living in one of our two residence halls, Jones Hall and the 162 North State Street Residences, as well as our alternative housing in the Buckingham.
As a resident, you can truly immerse yourself in a community of fellow artists, live right in the heart of Chicago's Loop, and enjoy conveniences you won't find in most student apartments. Both residence halls are just minutes away from classes, have controlled access into the buildings, and have 24-hour security staff in each facility.
Students often find it most helpful to live on campus as they make the transition to SAIC and Chicago. Staff in each of the facilities include student Resident Advisors (RAs) and full-time, live-in professional staff. Our staff are available to help students become more familiar with the school and the city, assist with personal and academic issues, and to build a strong artist community.