Students who live on campus at Chicago State will experience life in and outside of
the classroom living and learning experience, CSU housing offers students the convenience
of living on campus, forming life changing relationships with student, faculty and
staff and be exposed to a variety of activities and leadership opportunities within
a few feet of the room!
Located in the heart of the campus, CSU housing is a suite style co-educational building
that is home to 330+ undergraduate and graduate students. CSU housing offers a variety
of amenities that will aid the student in their academic endeavors as well as civic
engagement. Our Residence Hall comes equipped with WiFi, study lounges, computer labs,
laundry room and Front Desk service.
Our staff is well trained and excited to help students in their academic and leadership
goals. Students can look forward to interacting with Resident Assistants, Community
Assistants, Administrative Assistant, Housing Security Guards, Front Desk Attendants, and
Director throughout the academic year. Our staff is committed to providing the safest
living environment as well as offering a variety of programs that will help students
get exposed to cultural, spiritual, social and academic pursuits.
CSU Housing has a variety of leadership opportunities through student employment and
volunteer student organizations. Resident and Community Assistants are live-on student
staff members who are selected to be a resource for students. Through programs and
operational procedures, these student staff members are committed to making sure each
housing student needs are met.
Residence Hall Council is the student governing body for Housing. This student run
organization is committed to advocating for policies and procedures that cater to
the needs of all residence as well as coordinating community wide programming that
help students become involved within housing and the CSU community. Getting involved
with Residence Hall Council opens the door for students to get exposed to other leadership
opportunities within the CSU community!
Community Trick or Treating
As a way to give back to the community, Residence Hall students open their door to
the surrounding CSU community. Family and children under the age of 13 are welcome
to trick or treat within the building. Invitations are sent to local elementary schools
and community centers offering a fun and safe place for children to celebrate Halloween!
A Time to give thanks and offer student reflection on their experience at Chicago
State. Banquet style dinner is served to all Residence Hall students, hosted and sponsored
by Sodexo and CSU Faculty & Administration
Midterms and Finals are some of the most stressful times for our students. Housing
staff offer stress relieving programs during these times to take the edge off! One
of the most popular programs is the midnight breakfast. Students have an opportunity
to take a break from studying and enjoy breakfast during the late night hours. Stress
relieving activities are in place to help students clear their minds!
Our housing students are committed to health and wellness. Several sporting tournaments
such as basketball, dodge ball and volleyball are hosted throughout the school year
to encourage fitness.
First Year Experience
First year college life can be challenging and rewarding. To help first year students'
transition well, there are additional policies and procedures set in place to help.
All First year students can look forward to being enrolled in the University RISE
Academy. RISE is a program that offers mandatory study table, free tutoring in any
discipline and free academic workshops. Statistics show students who successfully
complete the requirement of the RISE Academy are less likely to be on academic probation!
Upper-class and Graduate Experience
CSU Housing welcomes upper-class and graduate students. We offer single and double
as single rates for our older students. Policies and procedures are put into place
to help upper class and graduate students get the most out of their educational and
Eating on Campus
Housing students can look forward to the Residence Hall meal plan. Residence Hall
meal plans are included in the housing rates. Housing students can look forward to
19 meals a week at the Thompson Hospitality Dining facility located within steps of
the Residence Hall building.