Who is allowed to apply for summer internship housing?

Housing is available to individuals who have secured an internship in Chicago that covers the entire length of their requested stay in the residence hall. Please be advised, the Residence Life Office will contact your internship provider in advance to confirm your internship. Therefore, it is important that you request housing only after your plans are concrete. Please make sure to provide the correct contact information for your internship in the space provided on the application. Failing to do so will delay the processing of your application and may jeopardize your ability to secure housing.

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When can I submit an application?

Summer 2014 spaces are full, and applications for summer 2014 intern housing are no longer available. Check back soon for summer 2015 intern housing information.

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When is my space secured?

When we receive your application and have verified your internship, we will prepare and send you a personalized lease agreement. Please note that we are currently accepting applications and will send lease and prepayment information on a rolling basis starting the first week of April. Once you have signed and returned your lease and made your $500 prepayment, you will receive a confirmation of space from SAIC Residence Life for the dates you indicated.

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What is the minimum stay?

Interns must have an internship lasting at least six weeks and must commit to stay in the residence hall for at least six weeks. Please contact us directly if you would like to request an exception to this policy. Call Residence Life at 312.629.6870 or email stulife@saic.edu.

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What is the maximum stay?

Interns must be employed at their internship for the entire duration of their stay. An intern can stay in the 162 N. State St. Residences for the entire length of our intern housing season or for the entire length of their employment, whichever is less.

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When will I be notified of my specific space?

You will receive notification approximately one week before your stay begins.

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When is the rent due?

Rent is due the day you arrive for the remainder of that month. For subsequent months, rent is due on the first of the month for the weeks you will be living at SAIC in that month (i.e. if your internship ends on July 22, you owe three weeks rent on July 1). SAIC does not require a housing deposit.

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When can I move in and move out?

You can move in or move out at any time, but your choice may affect your housing charges. The weekly billing cycle begins at 12:00 p.m. every Sunday. If you move out after 12:00 p.m. Sunday, you will be charged for the entire week.

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What is the guest policy?

Your guests must be checked-in, with a photo ID, with the security staff upon entering the building and must be escorted by you at all times. They must also adhere to the Residence Hall guest policy, available online soon.

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Is there a penalty for canceling the lease or moving out early?

Yes. Interns are expected to adhere to their lease, and honor their contract in full. Additionally, subletting is not allowed.

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What is the earliest I can move in?

The earliest move in date for Summer 2014 is May 18.

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What is the latest I can move out?

The move out date is August 15.

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How do I use the exercise room?

You must be authorized before gaining access to the exercise room. Authorizations are held periodically throughout the beginning of the summer, usually between 4:00–6:00 p.m. Any questions about authorization, exercise room use, or other related questions can be answered by the 4th floor office.

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What should I bring?

Of course you can't bring everything you have at home to your space on campus. You'll have to pick and choose what you need the most.

Here are time-tested suggestions.

You will need:

You might also want to bring: 

Do not bring: 

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What is provided?

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