Living at SAIC for Summer 2016

Applications for Summer 2016 housing will be available in March 2016.

If you are looking for Summer Intern Housing for non-SAIC students, visit our Summer Housing for Interns page.

Degree-seeking SAIC Students:

Secure your space at SAIC for Summer 2016 in three easy steps:

  1. Complete the online Summer Housing Application when it becomes available in March.

  2. Residence Life will send you a housing contract. Please review, sign, and return your contract to the Residence Life office.

    You may mail the contract to us at the address below:

    Residence Life Office
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1209
    Chicago, IL 60603

    You may also submit the contract to our office by fax at 312.629.6801 or email a scanned copy to

  3. Pay your $150 housing prepayment. For detailed instructions on submitting the prepayment on-line with a credit card, see below. You can also pay by check or money order. No cash payments will be accepted.

Electronic Payment
Students may pay the prepayment via electronic check or credit card online. To pay online, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Log in to PeopleSoft Self-Service. You will use the log-in information created through the GET CONNECTED process. 
  2. Once logged-in, click Account Inquiry. 
  3. Then click Make a Payment. 
  4. Next, click Make a payment or ARTICard deposit. 
  5. On the next screen, click Housing Prepayment. 
  6. Enter $150.00 as the total amount of the payment. In order for your prepayment to be accepted, it must be the full amount of $150.00. 
  7. Select Summer 2016 for the term. 
  8. Click Add to Shopping Cart and continue follow the instructions to pay via credit card.

Via Check or Money Order
If you prefer to mail a check or money order, you may send it to the address below. Please make the $150 housing prepayment payable to "SAIC".

Residence Life Office
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1209
Chicago, IL 60603

Summer Continuing Studies Students:

Applications for summer housing will be available on the Continuing Studies Housing.

If you are unsure whether you should apply as a degree-seeking student or a Continuing Studies student, contact the Registration and Records department at 312.629.6700.

162 North State Street Residences

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has space available in one of its premiere facility, 162 North State Street Residences. Located in the heart of the city, this building is directly across from the Chicago Theatre. Each loft-style room has a private bath and kitchenette, with a full-size refrigerator, microwave oven, and stove and comes equipped with both cable and wireless internet. These generous accommodations boast 11-foot ceilings with track lighting, ample closet space, and large windows with views of Lake Michigan or the Chicago Loop. They are each furnished with an extra-long twin bed, drafting table, and chair.

Note: Jones Hall hosts the SAIC Early College Programs over the summer and is unavailable for student housing. All available spaces are located in the 162 North State Street Residences.

Common area facilities

Common area amenities include a state-of-the-art computer room, an exercise facility*, and on-site laundry. The building is staffed with 24-hour campus security officers, and the Residence Life staff is available to assist you in getting to know the city.

*Residents must attend a 20-minute orientation session and sign an insurance liability waiver to gain access to the exercise room.

2016 Summer Contract Dates

 Start DateEnd Date
All Summer May 29 August 20
Low Residency MFA June 18 August 1
Session 6W1 May 29 July 9
Session 6W2 July 10 August 20
Session 3W1 May 29 June 18
Session 3W2 June 19 July 9
Session 3W3 July 10 July 30
Session 3W4 July 31 August 20

2016 Summer Rates

 Double RoomSingle Room
All summer: $3,660 $4,860
Low Residency MFA: $1,830 $2,430
6-week Session: $1,830 $2,430
3-week Session: $915 $1,215