Housing and Residence Life

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Returning to Campus

We are making many changes to reduce the risk of spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), on campus and in the residence halls. For information on what residence life will look like this year, visit our Make Ready site. For information on our move-in process, visit our Move-In site

In response to increased and high rates of COVID-19 transmission across the United States, Chicago issued a travel order applicable to anyone coming into Chicago from designated states with a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19. For more information about the order or how it affects students in the residence halls, download our handout here.

Immerse Yourself in a Community of Artists

There is a tremendous amount of energy in a community of 900+ artists—new and continuing students—living together. Many of our students spend their first year thriving in the environment provided in one of our three residence halls, Jones Hall, the 162 North State Street Residences, or 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. Our residence halls are just minutes away from classes, have controlled access into the buildings, and have 24-hour security staff in each facility. You are also close to almost all the major cultural attractions of the city and the comforts of neighborhood living, from grocery stores to coffee shops.
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.

All of our residence halls feature loft or apartment-style spaces. Each room/apartment contains:

  • a private bathroom
  • a kitchenette with stove, full-size refrigerator, and microwave
  • spectacular city views
  • wireless Internet

Check out the Residence Life brochure, then explore more of Residence Life's webpages.