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On-Campus Housing

Offering a diverse residential community, on-campus living at SIUE is the best way to become involved, find support and meet friends. On-campus housing is conveniently located near academic buildings, dining areas, campus recreation and much more.

Graduate students and upper-class 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. Students are able to sign a summer housing contract and stay on-campus year round, if needed. Cougar Village apartments house between two and four single students who usually share a two-bedroom furnished unit. Cougar Village is within walking distance of the academic buildings. In addition, year-round shuttle service is available to campus and the 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. Residents of these buildings are required to purchase a meal plan.

SIUE on-campus housing is smoke-free and features:
  • air-conditioning
  • fully furnished units (bed, desk, dresser and chair per resident)
  • close proximity to campus dining, classes, and campus resources
  • wireless Internet access and data jacks
  • expanded cable TV service
  • telephone jacks
  • computer labs and laundries (many open 24 hours)
  • study and social lounges
  • cardio fitness rooms
  • sand volleyball, tennis and basketball courts
  • social and academic activities

In order to reserve 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 peer transfer for the required housing deposit.) Information about completing a peer transfer can be found on the Office of the Bursar website.

Students arriving prior to the start of the housing contract or departing after the end of the contract period will be subject to a per day charge. Depending on the type of space, cost is typically between $20-$23 per night. Students requesting to stay outside of the contract period should email with their request including their arrival or departure date.

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.

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.

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