Summer Housing

Living at SAIC for Summer 2022

SAIC will be offering Summer 2022 housing!  Students have the option of having single and double occupancy rooms for the time that you need it during the summer. 

The 2022 Summer housing application will open in March 2022.

Once open, the application will be found in the Housing Portal at  You will need to electronically sign your housing contract and submit the $150 prepayment in order to complete the application.  

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has space available in one of its premiere facility, 162 N 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 furnished with an extra-long twin bed, drafting table, and chair. Jones Hall & the Buckingham will not be available for summer housing.

Summer 2022 Costs

 Room Type   Length of Stay    Cost  
 Single  All Summer  $6000
 Single  3 Week  $1500
 Single  6 Week  $3000 
 Single  Low Res  $3000 
 Double   All Summer  $4500 
 Double  3 Week  $1125 
 Double  6 Week  $2250 
 Double  Low Res  $2250

Common area amenities and resources include:

  • 24-hour security desk
  • Two laundry rooms - coin operated washers and dryers, which also take ARTICash on student IDs
  • Fitness Center 
    • ​3 treadmills
    • 3 elliptical machines
    • 4 combo weight machines
    • 2 cross training bikes
    • Residents must attend a 20 minute orientation session and sign an insurance waiver to gain access.
  • Computer Lab - Mac computers, scanners, and a pay-to-print station
  • Media Room 
    • DVD
    • Blu-Ray
    • VHS player
    • Surround Sound
    • Connectors to hook up your laptop to our system
  • Kitchen
    • 4 ovens (each with 4 burner range)
    • Space to hang out while food is cooking

Note:  Jones Hall and Buckingham are unavailable for summer housing.  All available spaces are located in the 162 N State Street Residences.

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