Champaign-Urbana offers graduate students many housing options, from residing in university residence halls to private apartments.

The search for housing may seem overwhelming, especially from afar. We encourage you to consult the university Tenant Union’s Quick Guide to Renting Apartments, which contains helpful information to assist you in this endeavor.

Note that when you sign a housing contract or lease, it is a legally binding document. Before signing a lease, you may want to consider contacting the university Tenant Union to request a lease review.

University Housing


Visit the University Housing website for information and an application for university graduate residence halls.


Some university apartments are available for students whose spouse and/or child(ren) accompany them. Visit the Family Housing website for information and lease applications.

Private Housing

The university Tenant Union provides free services to assist students with their apartment search and housing issues

A variety of housing options are available in the Champaign-Urbana area. Off-campus listings are available online at: