City Scholars Housing Options

City Scholars participants are responsible for securing and paying for their own housing.

For students who need assistance with sub-leasing while they are participating in City Scholars, we suggest reviewing the guide on Tenant Union. Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange operates a Housing Board that is accessible via the Resources section of their website. City Scholars will also promote participant’s sub-leasing listings to Engineering exchange students.

UIC Housing at SSR

The official program housing option is available at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Single Student Residence Hall. Benefits associated with this option include:

  1. City Scholar staff help in facilitating the housing process with UIC.
  2. Housing Fees will be billed directly to your student account.
  3. Live in the same wing as other City Scholars (good for homework, commuting buddies and study groups)
  4. Access to UIC campus facilities (rec center, health center, libraries, computer labs, etc) within easy reach

Address: University of Illinois at Chicago–Single Student Residence Hall 809 South Damen Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60612

Single Student Residence

UIC Housing info for Spring 2019

Lease term: January 12 – May 11

Rates include all utilities, cable, internet and laundry and are quoted below as per semester, per person: o 2 person apartment: $4,773.00

3 person apartment: $4,677.50

2 or 3 person suite: $4,079.00


Other Private Housing in Chicago

Some student-focused, private housing complexes offer semester-length leases. The following complexes are also options for students. This list is intended solely as a resource guide for you. The City Scholars Program does not endorse any of the housing providers listed below, nor can the program help arrange housing with them.

University Center: 525 South State Street Chicago, Illinois 60605

  •  (312) 270-2307
  • Spring 2019 availability: Quad semi-suite: 1039.00 + $100 short term premium + mandatory meal plan
  • Semi-private suite: 1019.00 + $200 short term premium + mandatory meal plan
  • 4 bedroom apartment: 1529.00 + $100 short term premium
  • Meal plans can be any of the following: $100 flex/month
    • $383- 10 meals/week with $25 flex per week
    • $491- 15 meals/week with $25 flex per week
    • $555- 19 meals/week with $25 flex per week
  • All units are fully furnished and all inclusive. Additional amenities include a prime downtown location, 24/7 security, computer labs, fitness center, on-site dining, music practice rooms, community study/community lounges, indoor bike storage, and an outdoor terrace.

Scio Chicago: 901 South Ashland Avenue Chicago, IL 60607

  • (312) 427-1855
  • Call for semester rates

The Buckingham Chicago: 59 East Van BurenChicago, IL 60605

  • 312.496.6200
  • Call for availability

Infinite Chicago: 28 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604

  • 312-724-6767
  • Call for availability

Tailor Lofts:  315 S Peoria St Chicago, IL 60607

  • (312) 471-6658
  • Call for availability
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