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McCormick Student Village (MSV)

McCormick Student Village (MSV) is a complex of student resident halls on Main Campus. There are six halls that house about 700 students in what is referred to as "communal-style living" — each floor shares their restrooms.  Each hall has its own social center and study hall—so you can socialize, study or head to the Center Lounge to relax, unwind, or find a quiet place to concentrate on tomorrow's assignment. Residents on each floor typically set their own study hours and quiet times, and agree on other guidelines for conduct. Leaders from each hall belong to the Residence Hall Association (RHA), which helps organize intramural sports, concert outings, coffee houses, film screenings, and other social activities. Take a virtual tour hereTo reserve your room in MSV, click here.


  • Entrance through central doors, staffed 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
  • Student lounges on each floor and between halls
  • Resident room sizes are approximately equal except in Fowler Hall, which has substantially bigger rooms allotted for upperclassmen
  • Larger rooms do not have central air conditioning
  • Most rooms are set up as doubles, with two desks, two chairs, two beds, four dressers, and two T3 Internet connections
  • Laundry and fitness facilities are available in the basement
  • 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 Office of Residence Life staff are available on call 24/7.

Standard Room

Notes: All floor plans, room sizes and furniture depictions are approximate.

Each room comes completely furnished, with a desk, study chair, dresser, twin extra-long mattress, and frame for each resident.

Floor Plans

Standard Floor


Some McCormick Student Village rooms have specific residency requirements. These requirements are designated below:

Apartment TypeDesignated For
MSV Standard Double Room First-Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior. 
MSV Double as Single Room Returning Residents Only (Sophomore, Junior, & Senior); Limited availability.
MSV Fowler Double Returning Residents Only (Sophomore, Junior, & Senior); 
MSV Fowler Small Single Returning Residents Only (Sophomore, Junior, & Senior); Limited availablity.

Information for Existing MSV Residents

Current MSV residents who intend to live on campus during the summer or the following academic year must take part in the summer reservation and the returning resident reservation process, both of which take place on MyRoom.

For more information, contact Office of Residence Life by phone (312.567.5075) or e-mail (

Frequently Asked Questions

Can furniture be removed from the ROOM?

Residents cannot remove University provided furniture. Residents needing accommodations can request furniture removal.

Can students with families or dependants live in McCormick Student Village?

Students with families or dependents cannot live in McCormick Student Village. Contact the Office of Residence Life to review available options.

How do students pay for McCormick Student Village?

Residents make all payments through the Student Accounting Office. Payments are due each semester, similar to tuition.

What are the cancellation terms of the McCormick Student Village contract?

Important cancellation terms and deadlines can be reviewed in the 2020-2021 Room and Board 2 year contract New Residents 

Does McCormick Student Village allow pets?

McCormick Student Village does not allow pets. Service animals are permitted. Contact the Center for Disability Resources for additional information.

Is smoking permitted?

All campus housing is compliant with State of IL indoor air quality policies. Smoking is only permitted outside of the building.

Is a pre-payment required?

No pre-payment is required for on-campus housing.