Newer, well-maintained on-campus housing is offered at SIUE, and is convenient and simple to reserve.
In order to be assured space, you should contact University Housing as soon as possible to make arrangements. More information about on-campus housing and an online application are available at the University Housing website. (To apply online, you will need an activated SIUE e-ID. Unfortunately, many international students are not able to activate their e-ID before arriving on campus because there may be a hold on their file until they present original documents in person. If you are unable to activate your e-ID, you may complete a paper housing application and mail it with a check for the required housing deposit.)
Although residence hall rooms are furnished, you will need to bring some supplies with you or buy them after you arrive. The International Hospitality Program offers some gently used, donated items to help new students get started. During international student orientation, International Programs will offer a shopping trip to Edwardsville so you can buy items you are unable to bring from home.
SIUE on-campus housing is smoke-free and features:
Graduate students and upperclass students (sophomore and above) have two options for living on campus: Evergreen Hall and Cougar Village. International students may prefer Cougar Village because it offers a full kitchen to prepare meals. Cougar Village and Evergreen Hall are open during breaks and vacations. Cougar Village apartments house three or four single students who usually share a two-bedroom furnished unit. Although Cougar Village is within walking distance of the academic buildings, year-around shuttle service is available to campus as well as to local communities.
Freshmen live in Bluff Hall, Prairie Hall or Woodland Hall in suite-style units. Two persons share a room, with four persons sharing a bathroom.
Please note: University Housing requires a two-semester contract. If you move in at the start of fall semester, you are committed to staying in University Housing through spring semester.