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State Street Village (SSV)

State Street Village, designed by acclaimed international architect Helmut Jahn, consists of three five-story buildings which face the primary thoroughfare running through Main Campus.  One of its most distinctive features is that the Green Line elevated train runs behind it—giving this residence hall a distinctly Chicago-type vibe! SSV offers 367 beds in two suite-style buildings (two students per bedroom) and one apartment-style building (one student per bedroom). Take a virtual tour hereTo reserve your room in SSV, click here.

Campus housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. It is recommended that graduate students submit contracts for housing as early as possible.


  • Features 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 students
  • Fifth-floor student lounges in each building
  • Two fifth-floor outdoor terraces with panoramic views of downtown Chicago
  • Staffed 24 hours a day by community desk assistants. Students must 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
  • Internet and Cable
  • Temperature controls in each suite/apartment and a complete furniture package including bed, desk, dresser, and desk chair
  • Laundry room and small kitchen with a stove, oven, refrigerator, and microwave on 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors

Floor Plans

Suite Double

2 or 3 Bedroom Apartment

Actual units may vary from floor plan

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

State Street Village is fully furnished. Each resident is provided a study desk with chair, a dresser, and a extra-long twin mattress with bed frame. In addition, each State Street Village South apartment is furnished with a couch, and the kitchens are equipped with a microwave and refrigerator.

Information for Existing SSV Residents

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

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 apartment?

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

Who is eligible to live in SSV?

SSV North and South are reserved for returning upperclassmen and graduate students. SSV Middle is reserved for incoming first year students.

Can students with families or dependants live in SSV?

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

How do students pay for SSV?

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

What are the cancellation terms of the SSV contract?

Important cancellation terms and deadlines can be reviewed in the 2019-2020 Room and Board 2 year contract Freshmen Residents or 2019-2020 Room and Board Contract Terms.

Does SSV allow pets?

State Street Village does not allow pets. Service animals are permitted. Contact the Office of Students with Disabilities 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.