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Temporary Housing

Short Term Housing:

Located in the Illinois Tech Guest Suites, Short Term Housing may be available for incoming students who have not finalized their housing arrangements and/or need a couple of days to complete paperwork prior to moving into their new residence. An individual stay in Illinois Tech Short Term Housing costs $45 per night and cannot exceed three nights. Short term housing availability is very limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis through online reservation. Please state that you are requesting Short Term Housing in the comments section of your reservation. For more information, pricing information, or to request Short Term Housing, please contact the Residence and Greek Life Office at 312.567.5075 or email

Early Arrival Request:

If you have Room and Board Contract, and plan to arrive to campus early for Orientation, you should request Early Arrival accommodations. Students attending Orientation can usually move in before Orientation begins with no additional charge. Meals are not included for early arrivals. For more detailed information or to request Early Arrival (required), please go to

Hostelling International Chicago:
If you plan to arrive earlier than the opening of the residence halls, or prior to the start of your apartment lease but do not have a room assignment, temporary housing may be available at Hostelling International Chicago. Maximum permitted stay is 2 weeks. The hostel is conveniently located about 3 miles from Illinois Tech’s main campus and is easily accessible by public transportation. For hostel reservations and other information go to their website at Reservations are preferred. For more information on public transportation, go to

Local Hotels:
There are also a number of local hotels that provide discounted rates. A number of Chicago area hotels offer discounted rates to Illinois Tech students, their families and friends. Please see the Hotel list for additional information.

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