Living at SAIC
SAIC offers summer 2023 housing. Students have the option of having single and double occupancy rooms for the time that you need it during the summer.
Summer housing is located at the 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.
24-hour security desk
Two laundry rooms: coin operated washers and dryers, which also take ARTICash on student IDs
- 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
- VHS player
- Surround Sound
- Connectors to hook up your laptop to our system
- 4 ovens (each with 4 burner range)
- Space to hang out while food is cooking
Summer Housing for Interns
SAIC has been providing housing for student interns since 2003, the longest of any school in Chicago's Loop. The 162 N. State Street Residences is in the heart of Chicago's Theater district and has great accessibility to the CTA. Each of our loft style apartments are equipped with a private kitchen, private bathroom, and wireless internet.
Summer 2023 intern housing is available until August 18. Submit an application to start your process of securing intern housing. If you have any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rent is due the day you arrive for the remainder of that month. For subsequent months, rent is due on the 1st 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 requires a $500 nonrefundable prepayment to reserve your space. The prepayment is applied to your last month's rent. Minimum stay is 8 weeks.
Interns can move in on Sundays between noon to 4:00 p.m., and can move out on Sundays
between 9:00 a.m. to noon.
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.
While staying at SAIC you have the opportunity to participate in a host of different programs and activities designed to engage you in the many cultural and social opportunities available in Chicago. There are opportunities to network and develop professional and personal skills, and enjoy living in one of the premier urban environments in the world. Experience local music festivals, farmers' markets, screenings at the Gene Siskel Film Center, and more.
The 162 North State Street Residences Summer Handbook is a great resource highlighting information about our facility and its amenities, professional and student staff, and programming opportunities. Also, it lists and explains the policies in place for all summer residents. Please review this handbook for information about our building, programs, and policies.
When is my space secured?
After we receive your application and have verified your internship, we will prepare and send you a personalized lease agreement. 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.
What is the minimum stay?
Interns must have an internship lasting at least eight weeks and must commit to stay in the residence hall for at least eight 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 email@example.com.
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.
When will I be notified of my specific space?
You will receive notification approximately one week before your stay begins.
When is the rent due and how to I pay?
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. Visit the summer housing payment portal to make your payment.
When can I move in and move out?
Interns can move in on Sundays between noon - 4pm, and can move out on Sundays between 9:00am - noon. 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.
What is the guest policy?
At this time, we expect to have interns to be able to have up to three guests/visitors.
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.
When is the latest I can move out?
The latest you are able to move out is August 18.
What should I bring?
- Pots, pans, measuring cups, etc.
- Pillows, sheets, blankets, mattress pad (mattresses are extra-long twin)
- Plates, bowls, cups, glasses, silverware
- Toiletries (soap, toothpaste, towels, etc.)
Consider also bringing:
- Alarm clock
- Area rug
- Bulletin or dry-erase board
- Cleaning supplies
- Desk lamp and/or table lamp (no halogen lamps are allowed)
- First aid supplies (Band-Aids, gauze, aspirin)
- Laundry basket or bag
- Storage containers for food
Do not bring:
- Pressure cookers
- Halogen lights of any kind
- Air conditioners or space heaters
- Candles or incense
- Firearms, fireworks, or other explosives
- Pets (other than fish)
- Wireless internet routers
- Weapons of any kind
What is provided?
- Extra-long twin bed with box spring
- Private kitchenette (9-cubic-foot refrigerator, built-in microwave, 2-burner stove, cabinet space, and sink)
- Private bathroom, full shower with shower doors
- Drafting table(s)
- Desk chair(s)
- Wireless internet connection
- Individual controlled air conditioning unit
- Window blinds
- Track lighting
- Closet space with closet organizer