Facilities, University Housing at the University of Illinois

With advance notice we are happy to provide audio-visual equipment, TV/DVD/VCR carts, projectors, screens, lecterns, or special furniture set-ups. Students with disabilities are provided distinct housing options to accommodate their needs. The university is known for being one of the first universities to provide accommodations for students with disabilities. Students with moderate to severe disabilities can opt to live in Nugent Hall, supported by the Beckwith Residential Support Services.

It was constructed during 1958–1959 and called the Art and Architecture building. It now houses the main office and classrooms for the School of Art and Design. The Link Gallery, which features university franchesca empanadas and high school student artwork throughout the year, connects the Art and Design building with the Krannert Art Museum. The A+D building hosts a variety of resources for Art Students.

Each hall’s information page also has a tour video and photos. See what residents have to say about their experiences in FAR. Florida Avenue Residence Halls embraces an inclusive, multicultural community and offers common spaces for socializing and curbside bus pickup. Our menus offer variety, fresh ingredients, and local sourcing whenever possible.

The Florida Avenue residence halls are Oglesby & Trelease Halls! These are air-conditioned and part of the South Urbana neighborhood. Built in 1962, they were the first coeducational residence halls on campus, being split equally between men and women. Saunders Hall is home to the Global Crossroads Living Learning Community, while Babcock is home to the Intersections Living Learning Community. The Observatory is located south of Smith Hall and north of the Morrow Plots.

Student room furniture in the Florida Avenue Residence Halls is steel construction with solid-wood drawer fronts and tops. A double room has two beds, two desks, two chairs, two closets, two chests of drawers, two bookcases, two pedestal cabinets, and two hanging bed shelves . Nutrition staff can consult on special dietary needs and provide practical tools for informed choices. Get to Florida Avenue Residence Halls with public transit and pay for the ride in the Moovit app. No need for cash or paper tickets to get to Florida Avenue Residence Halls – everything you need is accessible in the app with a click of the button. We make riding to Florida Avenue Residence Halls easy, which is why over 930 million users, including users in Urbana, trust Moovit as the best app for public transit.

The Ikenberry South Residence Halls include Scott, Snyder, Taft, Van-Doren, and Bousfield. They are located along Peabody Drive, Euclid, and Fourth Streets. Snyder Hall is the only substance-free residence hall on campus. Bousfield Hall opened in 2013 and is the first hall within University Housing community with single suite style rooms and double suites with a shared bath for four residents. The common areas are very spacious and the equipment set up is very useful.

Today, the English Building is home to the English department and lies north of Lincoln Hall. Lincoln Hall is northwest of Foellinger and is home to the College of Liberal Arts & Science, the largest college on campus. A big bust of Abraham Lincoln outside the entrance to the theater has its nose polished and nearly worn away after decades of students’ rubbing it for good luck prior to a test. Prior to the opening of the Spurlock Museum across the campus, Lincoln was the home of the World Heritage Museum. In Spring 2007, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s proposed capital budget for the Fiscal Year 2008 called for $55.1 million for the $66.4 million renovation project.

Completed in 1899, the Davenport Hall is one of the oldest academic buildings on campus. Davenport Hall is immediately south of Noyes Lab and the Chemistry Annex. It is still labeled with its original name, “College of Agriculture,” but today is home to the departments of geography and anthropology. The building was named after Eugene Davenport, the former dean of the College of Agriculture.

Allen is also home of “Unit One”, the first living-learning community program at the University of Illinois, beginning in 1971. Unit One is known for a liberal arts feel within a large, Research 1 campus, and brings guests-in-residence to stay for a week at a time to do educational programming. Flagg Hall is located on Fourth Street, neighboring Barton Hall and Noble Hall.