Experience Real College Living in a Residence Hall

Part of getting the college experience is living in the residence hall.  Students in Gies Summer Success  Program will be living in Newman Hall. Newman Hall is equipped with large rooms, air conditioning, library, TV rooms, laundry rooms, game room, exercise room, vending machines, study lounges, music practice rooms, and 24-hour front desk services.  

We do not recommend bringing a car to campus!

Move-In Checklist

Your room will have:

  • desks with drawers
  • desk chairs
  • beds (with extra-long twin mattress)
  • drapes or blinds
  • locking closets
  • smoke detector
  • wastebasket
  • pillow and blanket
  • linens (weekly linen exchange)
  • towel and washcloth (can be exchanged at the front desk)

Don’t try to bring everything you own—you can always get it later. There is no space for storage in most halls. You will also have a roommate, it is wise to coordinate on larger items.

Look at this checklist to help you out!

After Gies Summer Success Program 

Many of you will return home after the program is over on August 7, 2022. If you wish to stay on campus, here are some options.

University Housing

University Housing offers students the opportunity to stay in a residence hall if they have an upcoming contract with them. Contact the Housing Information Office at (217) 333-7111 or email them if you have questions. 


There are many hotels in the Champaign-Urbana area and even a few on the University of Illinois Campus.


Location: On Campus
Contact information: http://union.illinois.edu/hotel/


Location: On Campus
Contact information: http://stayatthei.com/


Location: On campus
Contact information: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cmpts-towneplace-suites-champaign-urbana-campustown/


Location: Various areas in Champaign-Urbana
Contact information: http://www.visitchampaigncounty.org/plan-your-trip/accommodation/hotel

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