If you plan to live in the residence halls at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), you must sign and submit a copy of our Housing Contract.

If you have any instance in any state or country where you have plead guilty or were found to be guilty by a judge or jury to charges that you committed a crime other than minor traffic offenses, you must complete and submit the Student Disclosure of Criminal Convictions form in addition to the Housing Contract.

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To complete your application, you will also need to submit a $550 housing prepayment fee along with your forms. You can pay online, by check, or money order. No cash payments are accepted. Please consult Submitting your Housing PrePayment [PDF] for complete instructions.

You will receive e-mail notification (sent to your SAIC e-mail account) of your complete application within two business days. A hard copy of this letter will also be sent to your permanent address. Once you receive this email, you have secured a space on-campus for the spring 2014 semester.

You can also use the online housing system to keep track of your in-progress application status. Click "Application" then click "Housing Contract & Prepayment." Select the appropriate application period and view the status of your housing application.

Questions? Please contact the Office of Residence Life at 312.629.6870 or student_life@saic.edu at any time.