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Housing and Dining

Students at table

Where can I stay when I first arrive in Chicago?
If you need temporary housing when you first arrive, here are nearby options that we recommend.

Can I live on campus? Can I live off campus?
Yes to both! Students in our Intensive English Program can live in UIC housing or off campus in apartments and lofts.

Is there a Homestay option?
Yes! Homestay host families provide a private bedroom, a private or shared bath, and different meal options.  The Tutorium does not arrange Homestay, but you can apply for Homestay yourself through

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Most Tutorium students who choose campus housing live in the UIC SSR building.

  • Students in SSR housing have a private bedroom and share a bathroom and kitchen with roommates.
  • Student meals plans are available for on-campus housing residents.


  • Family housing is not available to Tutorium students.
  • Applications are processed in the order in which they are received.
  • Rooms are assigned based on availability.

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