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About the Eclipse

The 2017 total solar eclipse is an event to experience, especially at the "Eclipse Crossroads of America"! Learn more about the Eclipse here.

Schneider Hall, and University Hall are currently sold out for this event.

University Hall, and Schneider Hall are sold out for the Eclipse Event.

Stay in the heart of it all. Enjoy conveniently located on-campus housing in University Hall, one of our residence halls located on East Campus. Click here to view a campus map. You'll be in close proximity to some of the best eclipse events in southern Illinois! You can take advantage of the location by leaving your vehicle parked and walking to events!

Eclipse Housing is available in University Hall, from 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Check in opens on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Check out is by 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.

SIU Carbondale has reserved the second floor of University Hall to accommodate additional guests of the total solar eclipse. Unlike Schneider Hall, University Hall houses SIU students and will be a shared building for the eclipse weekend. Guests of the eclipse will only be permitted on the second floor during their stay. SIU Students will not be permitted on the second floor while guests are staying in University Hall.

Each room includes two twin extra-long beds. Linen is provided for each university bed along with a pillow, blanket, towel and washcloth. Additional guests staying without beds should bring a sleeping bag or their own bedding for two additional guests for up to a maximum of four people per room. The average room layout is shown below. Some rooms may vary.

University Hall Room Layout

Eclipse Housing - University Hall Room

Bathroom Facilities
University Hall is a traditional campus residence hall in which bathroom facilities are not adjoined to the sleeping rooms. Separate male and female bathrooms are located on the each floor and are clearly marked at the bathroom entrances. Within each bathroom, guests will enjoy private shower stalls and toilet facilities as illustrated below. To facilitate the most enjoyable experience for all of our guests, we ask that all guests remain appropriately attired at all times outside of their sleeping room and bathrooms. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or guardian adult at all times.

Bathroom Stalls in University Hall

Toilet in University Hall

Bathroom Sinks in University Hall

Showers in University Hall

Eclipse Dining Package

A dining package is available for Eclipse Housing guests for $90 per person, plus tax. This includes unlimited access to Trueblood Dining Hall during dates and times listed below. Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat fare, including home-style cooking, lighter choices, soup and salad bars and vegan and vegetarian entrees. The dining package will be available for purchase online once you have registered for your room. NOTE: This dining package is not available for purchase on campus during the event, so be sure to purchase your package online after registering.

Dining Hours for Eclipse Housing Guests

Saturday, Aug. 19 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 20 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Monday, Aug 21 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug 22 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Parking for Eclipse Housing Guests

Eclipse Housing guest parking is available in lot 106, just west of University Hall. Click here for a parking map. On this map, lot 106 is shown in green. The parking fee is $36 per permit, with two permits available per suite. Permits will be available for purchase once you have registered for your suite. These permits are only available to guests staying in Eclipse Housing.

Eclipse Housing Rates and Registration

The Eclipse Housing package is for three nights, regardless of your actual dates of arrival and departure. The cost for University Hall is $400 for the room, plus tax. Please become familiar with our Terms and Conditions, as well as the Assumption of Risk statements. Payment in full is required during registration and all purchases are nonrefundable. There will be no refunds of any kind.

Once a suite is purchased, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions.

This is event is sold out.