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Student Family Housing

IIT recognizes that the demographics of the educational landscape are changing. That’s why we’re proud to provide a dedicated on-campus community for students with families! Located in historic Carman Hall, Student Family Housing at IIT combines the best of campus and community living. Living on-campus has a whole host of advantages, including proximity to classes and campus buildings, community programming, extracurricular events, RGL Staff, and peer support. Student Family Housing provides an environment dedicated to and characterized by learning and learners at a comparable rate to the surrounding community.

The residents of Student Family Housing are not just members of the IIT community, but also members of the Chicago community. This vibrant city provides educational and entertainment opportunities for families of all sizes, as well as providing the services expected from any metropolis.

IIT Campus Life

The Illinois Institute of Technology campus provides a host of services for students with families. Our dining plans can be utilized by the families of students, and family members can purchase additional meal plans. Additionally, the Keating Gym has memberships available for the family members of students for yearly and by-semester terms. Further, families can participate in the fantastic array of community and cultural events that are happening on campus!


Two public schools service the Family Housing community: John J. Pershing Magnet School for the Humanities, a K-8 school dedicated to improving reading improvement through the implementation of the humanities, and Wendell Phillips Academy High School, a 9-12 school committed to college preparation and technological integration. Additionally, there are numerous private and parochial schools in the Bridgeport and Bronzeville (Douglas) neighborhoods, which are searchable through GreatSchools.


The Office of Residence and Greek Life understands that childcare can be a primary consideration for families selecting an educational institution. Our office is happy to help match in-home care providers with students through Sittercity and Additionally, day care services are available throughout the community, including two branches of the nationally recognized One Hope United Child Development Centers in Bridgeport.


Bronzeville and Bridgeport are serviced by the University of Chicago Hospital. For non-emergency, family practice care, Total Care Chicago is located just a couple of blocks from campus.


The campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology is conveniently located between the thriving communities of Bridgeport and Bronzeville, which provide a variety of family activities and resources. The two communities together have 19 parks and one beach, as well as 5 libraries.

Bronzeville is home to the DuSable Museum of African American History, as well as the Wabash YMCA and the Bronzeville Children’s Museum. Bridgeport hosts the Cell, home to the Chicago White Sox, and an afternoon game with a Chicago Dog is an opportunity not to be missed!


IIT's Student Family Housing strives to be affordable. Rates are based on nearby community prices as well as standard collegiate rate procedures.

Apartment Type


2018-2019 Academic Year Rate

2018-2019 Per Semester Rate

2018-2019 12 Month Contract (Fall, Spring & Summer)

Student Family Housing Studio(applicants must complete additional paperwork to prove eligibility) Apartment reserved for student families (Max. 2 person) Proof of relationship required.

New Resident $11,096.00

Returning Resident $10,674.00

New Resident $5,548.00

Returning Resident $5,337.00

New Resident $12,870.00

Returning Resident $12,380.00

Student Family Housing One Bedroom with Den (applicants must complete additional paperwork to prove eligibility) Apartment reserved for student families (Max. 4 persons) Proof of relationship required.

New Resident $15,000.00

Returning Resident $14,432.00

New Resident $7,500.00

Returning Resident $10,216.00

New Resident $17,400.00

Returning Resident $16,740.00

*Includes heat, gas, electricity, water, trash, laundry, internet, and cable

Residents will need to bring or buy their own:

  • Bed linens
  • Pillows/Blankets
  • Towels/washcloths
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry basket/detergent
  • Lamps
  • Rugs (floors are tiled)
  • Kitchen utensils, plates, pots, pans, etc
  • Electronics
  • Other items deemed necessary by the resident

Carman Hall SNapshot

Carman Hall is a residential apartment building for graduate students and student families. Residents must meet one or more of the following residency requirements:

  • Registered graduate student at IIT or VanderCook College of Music
  • Registered undergraduate or graduate student that is 23 years of age or older
  • Registered undergraduate or graduate living with spouse or domestic partner
  • Registered single undergraduate or graduate student with legal custody of child/dependant

Floor Plans


One Bedroom w/ Den

Application Process

Student Family Housing is available in very limited quantities. Every fall and spring semesters a few units are reserved for our admitted students with families. Prospective student families will need to complete both a regular housing application AND a student family housing application. Student family housing assignments will not be made until both applications are recieved with the requested supporting documents included.

Application for Housing for the 2018-2019 School year

Application for Student Family Housing

  • Students with Children/Dependents
  • Married Students
    • Valid Marriage License
  • Civil Union
    • Legal Documentation of Civil Union
  • Domestic Partnership
    • Joint responsibility for each other’s common welfare and shared financial obligations may be demonstrated by two of the following documents.
      • Joint mortgage or lease
      • Designation of domestic partner as beneficiary for life insurance benefits
      • Designation of domestic partner as beneficiary for retirement death benefits
      • Designation of domestic partner as beneficiary in will or of resident in partners will
      • Durable property and/or healthcare powers of attorney
      • Joint ownership of motor vehicle
      • Joint ownership of bank account (savings/checking)
      • Joint legal guardianship of child(ren)
      • Joint ownership and liability for credit card or credit accounts
      • Joint utility bills
    • Qualifications:
      • Students are of the same sex or in transitional stages.
      • Students do not have a marriage license or civil union document
      • Students are each other’s sole domestic partner and are mutually responsible for each other’s welfare
      • Students have a close and committed personal relationship and intend to remain so indefinitely.
      • Students share basic living expenses (cost of basic food, shelter, and any other expenses).
      • Students are not legally married to any other person.
      • Students are not related by blood in any way that bars marriage in the state of Illinois.
      • Students are both 18 or older and mentally competent to consent.

Students, who have been granted privileges under the Family Housing Policy, must report any change in status that terminates the relationship(s) within 30 calendar days to Residence and Greek Life. Student room assignments and rates are subject to change if a student no longer meets Family Housing eligibility requirements.