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Spring 2021 Room & Board Contracting

The spring 2021 contract will be live starting on October 19, 2020 in the MyRoom Portal.  In the application students can indicate if they would prefer a single space for the term and/or your roommate preferance.  In the application you can indicate your prefered building, but please note that room placements will be based upon open rooms avaialbe at the time.  Please review the rates and sping contract terms below. 

Spring 2021 Housing FAQ

Q.  Will I be able to be in a single room without having to pay a double as a single rate for the spring 2021 term?
A.  Requests for a single room will be considered upon request but cannot be guaranteed at this time. If your request is approved, the double room rate will apply for spring 2021 only.

Q.  I originally applied to live on campus for Fall 2020 but due to COVID I did not live on campus. Can I live in the room I was assigned for in the fall?
We will consider specific room requests as they are submitted. Please indicate in your contract that this is your preferred space within the special notes section. We will do our best to accommodate.

Q. What are the cancellation terms of my signed contract?
A.  Students who cancel by December 13, 2020 will not incure any cancellation charges.  Anyone who cancels between December 14-27th, 2020 will incure a $600 Cancellation charge.  If students cancel between December 28, 2020 - January 31, 2021 students will be charged 25% of their room contract.  All cancellations on or past February 1, 2021 will be financially responsible for 100% of their room charges.  All studnets who cancel their room and board contract after January 4, 2021 will be charged a prorated weekly rate for their meal plan. 

Q.  What are my meal options for the spring 2021 term?
A.  Please view meal plan requirements and options online.

Q.  When is the earliest I can move in? 
A.  All new students are welcome to as early as January 4, 2021

Housing Assignments for incoming students

Apply to live in student housing by completing your housing contract in   The contract allows you to select your housing preferences including Residence Hall, room type and roommate preferences.  You will also have the option to select whether you prefer to live on a single gender floor, coed floor or gender neutral floor.  

Students who live with a parent or guardian within 20 miles of the IIT Mies Campus are eligible for a student housing waiver.  All other waivers will be considered on a case by case basis, so make sure to discuss with your admissions counselor if this applies to your situation.   

If you have any questions about the housing application or room assignments, please email us at

Housing Assignments for current students

The 2020-2021 Room and Board Contracts will be availble in in the first half of the spring semester, emails will be sent to communicate all timeline and updates. The contract must be fully completed and submitted. Please take the time to read through the contract before submission. Your work can be saved if you need to stop mid-way.  

Graduate and Continuing Education students can contract to live on campus for just the fall semester. Meal plans are optional for graduate and continuing education students who have access to an in-unit kitchen (Carman or Gunsaulus Hall). Make sure to indicate in your application the "fall only" option. 

Returning Students

Room selection Information and Dates

Housing Applications for returning students will be live on March 1st, 2020!  To take part of the room selection process, students should apply prior to April 3st @ 5pm.  All applicants who apply before April 3rd will be assigned a selection date and time based on their class as seen in the chart below.  Students applying after the 3rd will be able to self select housing on between April 13-20.  All applications submitted past April 20st will be assigned by the Office of Residence Life on a rolling basis. 

All current first year students have signed a 2 year contract and are required to complete the second year room and board contract to participate in the room selection process. All applications and selection forms are found within the myroom portal.  Continue checking your hawk email for reminders and updates.  

2020 Room selection Dates

These dates have been adjusted from the original dates to accomodate for any challenges that may have been caused through the move of the university moving to online learning for the remainder of the academic year. 

Tuesday April 7, 2020 Priority Room Selection Open to Current Graduate, 5th year, 4th year students
Wednesday April 8, 2020 Priority Room Selection Open to Current 3rd year students
Thursday April 9, 2020 Priority Room Selection Open to Current 2nd year students
Friday April 10, 2020 Priority Room Selection open to Current 1st year students

April 13-20, 2020
Open Room Selection opens for all applications submitted after April 3st
Wednesday April 20, 2020
Room Selection Closes at 5pm.  All applications submitted after this date will be placed by the Office of Residence Life 

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