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 is now open!

The application can 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.

2022 Summer Contract Dates

  Start Date End Date
 All Summer  May 29th  August 19th
 6W1 Session  May 29th  July 9th
 6W2 Session  July 10th  August 19th
 3W1 Session  May 29th  June 18th
 3W2 Session  June 19th  July 9th
 3W3 Session  July 10th  July 30th
 3W4 Session  July 31st  August 19th
 Low Residency MFA  June 16th  August 2nd

2022 Summer Rates

Length of Stay  Double Room Single Room
 All Summer  $4500  $6000
 6-Week Session  $2250  $3000
 3-Week Session  $1125  $1500
 Low Residency MFA  $2250  $3000 

All Summer Housing move in & move outs must occur between noon - 4pm on the designated Start/End date.

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.