Living on campus is a great part of the college experience. At SIU Carbondale, we have approximately 4,500 students live on campus each year. We offer a variety of housing options. Our residence halls house single undergraduate, graduate and professional students on East and West Campus in buildings ranging from three-stories to 17-stories. While most rooms are doubles (housing two students), single and triple rooms are available in limited quantities. Overassigned Rooms may be available in limited quantities.
East Campus is near the Student Recreation Center, Student Health Center and downtown Carbondale. This area offers four residence halls and two commons buildings.
Mae Smith, Neely and Schneider, the three 17-story towers, house between 600 and 800 students each. They offer suite-style rooms (two bedrooms separated by a bathroom), 24-hour desk service, kitchenettes, laundry rooms on floors 2-17 and student lounges.
University Hall, a 4-story building, houses around 350 students. This hall offers community-style rooms (a block of bedrooms with a shared bathroom across the hall). This hall has three floors open to all single students and one floor designated specifically for juniors and seniors. Laundry rooms and community-style bathrooms are located throughout the building. A kitchenette is available on site.
Students living in University Hall with junior or above status may opt out of the dining plan. Students residing in designated junior/senior housing in University Hall receive a single room at the double room rate.
Trueblood Hall houses the Residence Life Office, a dining hall and the mail room for Neely Hall.
Grinnell Hall houses the Black Togetherness Organization (BTO) Office, Residence Hall Association (RHA) Office, a computer lab, programming space, student lounges and the mail room for Mae Smith and Schneider Halls.
University Hall's commons areas are located within the building and include the lobby, office, lounge and mail room.
West Campus (Thompson Point) is located next to Campus Lake and Thompson Woods. This area offers suite-style rooms (two bedrooms separated by a bathroom) in eleven residence halls and a commons building. The majority of the rooms are doubles. A limited number of singles and triples is available.
The eleven 3-story residence halls (Abbott, Bailey, Baldwin, Bowyer, Brown, Felts, Kellogg, Pierce, Smith, Steagall and Warren) offer suite-style rooms, lounges on each floor and laundry on the lower levels. Accessible rooms are available for students with mobility impairments.
Lentz Hall, the commons building for West Campus, houses the area office and a dining hall, fitness center, mailroom, student lounge, computer lab and an additional accessible laundry room.