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Temporary Housing

Early Arrival Request

If you have a Room and Board Contract, and plan to arrive to campus early for orientation, you should request early arrival accommodations. Please click here for more information.

Hostelling International Chicago

If you plan to arrive earlier than the opening of the residence halls or prior to the start of your apartment lease but do not have a room assignment, temporary housing may be available at Hostelling International Chicago. The maximum permitted stay is two weeks. The hostel is conveniently located about three miles from Illinois Tech’s Main Campus and is easily accessible by public transportation. For hostel reservations and other information, visit Reservations are preferred. For more information on public transportation, visit

Local Hotels

A number of local area hotels offer discounted rates to Illinois Tech students, their families, and friends. Please see the hotel list for additional information.