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Residence Halls

What does it mean to live on campus? Well, it’s a lot more than having a place to sleep. It’s your home while you’re here. The place where you hang out with friends. Talk to your roommates. Study. Kick back. Relax. Store your stuff. Study. Sleep. Eat. It’s your own space. The place that says something about who you are. What you like. What’s important to you.

ResidenceHalls@Illinois Tech. A Different Way to Live.

State Street Village

State Street Village (SSV) is the newest residence hall at IIT, completed in 2003. Helmut Jahn, a German-American architect of Murphy/Jahn Architects and an architecture alumnus of IIT, designed the building. The complex features three five-story buildings that face State Street.

Building Features

  • 367 beds in two suite-style buildings and one apartment-style building
  • Suite-style means that two students share a room, and they share the bathroom with two other student.
  • Fifth-floor lounge in each building
  • Two fifth-floor outdoor terraces with panoramic views of downtown Chicago
  • Guarded 24 hours a day by community desk assistants. Students use their student IDs both to enter through the front door and to pass the front desk.
  • Extensive audio/visual displays in the main lounges feature a 50" HDTV plasma display, surround sound, DVD player, carousel CD player, and terrace speakers.
  • Temperature controls per suite and a complete furniture package including bed, desk, dresser, and desk chair.
  • Each floor has a laundry room and small kitchen with a stove, oven, refrigerator, and microwave.

McCormick Student Village

McCormick Student Village (MSV) is a complex of student resident halls on Main Campus. There are six halls, or wings, that house about 700 students in what is referred to as "communal style living" — each floor shares the restrooms.

Building Features

  • Entrance is through central doors, guarded 24 hours a day by community desk assistants.
  • Students use their student IDs both to enter through the front door and to pass the front desk
  • Resident room sizes are approximately equal except in Fowler Hall, which has substantially bigger rooms allotted for upperclassmen
  • Larger rooms do not have air conditioning
  • Most rooms are set up as doubles, with two desks, two chairs, two beds, four dressers, and two T3 Internet connections.
  • Laundry facilities available in the basement below most wings
  • All rooms have cable TV access

Each floor has a resident adviser who organizes social and academic programming, follows up with students regarding academic concerns, enforces residence hall policies, and serves as a general resource for residents. Full-time Residence and Greek Life staff are available on call 24/7.

Moving In

Move-in begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August, 20. Click here to access our Move-In Guide.

We hope you, your family, and your new IIT classmates can join us for the Opening Day BBQ on Wednesday, August 20 from 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tour the Campus

Tours of campus housing are available. If you would like to visit a residence hall please attend a campus tour led by IIT Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For information about the tour schedule contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at: 312.567.3025 or online at: Visit Illinois Tech