Preparation and Getting Started
For both undergraduate and graduate students, the initial steps to apply for housing are the same. We recommend prospective residents start by reviewing all the housing dates and deadlines and then consider these important options:
After your decisions have been made, we encourage you to submit your application early, as those received prior to March 1 are guaranteed a space in campus housing.
The Housing Application Process
All housing applications (including the License Agreement and roommate requests) must be completed online, as well as completed by the student and not a parent or guardian. You will need to have all three (3) pieces of information listed below in order to complete the application process.
First-year student applications will be considered for residence halls only. Transfer students will be considered for campus apartments and houses unless the transfer student has one-year or less of college experience, whereby she or he can request placement into residence halls should space allow.
Log into my.elmhurst.edu (eNumber and password required) and click "Go To Apply Online." There, undergraduates need to complete the New Student Application. Graduate students should complete the Graduate and Family Application.
After May 1, both housing and tuition deposits are required. Any medical or accessibility information provided in your housing application will be confirmed in a follow-up correspondence sent your home address. Please retain this correspondence should you desire the information to be considered in your housing assignment.
By June 1, please send your Student Health Record/Immunization form to the Wellness Center. A physical examination is not required. Information provided is strictly for the use of Student Health Services and will not be released to anyone without written consent.
Please feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., should you have any questions or further housing concerns.