Which housing option would you recommend?

<p>Hi,</p>

<p>I recently was accepted into UIUC's engineering program and am looking forward to attending next fall. I have read a lot about housing options at UIUC, but am still having a difficult time deciding which option is the best.</p>

<p>Which housing option would you recommend? I like going out, but I don't want it to be too crazy. My largest concern is that it's relatively clean and modern.</p>

<p>Thank you for your help!</p>

<p>Alex</p>

<p>When do we apply for housing? Is it after we accept our offer of enrollment?</p>

<p>I would recommend the housing closest to the E-quad. Some dorms are so far away, you need to take a bus to get to class. </p>

<p>As for when to apply for housing, I believe the housing deposit is refundable and that you can send your deposit in to hold your place even before you accept. They have been known to run out of housing and put people up in lounges for months.</p>

<p>Do you have any specific names? </p>

<p>Thank you.</p>

<p>ISR- Illinois Street Residence Hall
-Closet to the engineering quad
-Most upperclassman, lots of engineers
- Some say it's no very social </p>

<p>The Six Pack- Synder, Scott,Weston,Hopkins, Garner and Forbes
- Mostly freshman
- Very Social
- Known As the party dorms</p>

<p>FAR/PAR- Flordia Avenue Residence Hall, Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls
-Far from engineering quad
- Lots of minorities
- Good food</p>

<p>There's a lot of info about the dorms here's a link to a post by a uiuc kid about dorms and other stuff: Unofficial</a> UIUC guide : UIUC</p>

<p>@kenycanuck yes,you have to accept your offer first before applying for housing <a href="http://www.admissions.illinois.edu/admitted/checklist_fall.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.admissions.illinois.edu/admitted/checklist_fall.html&lt;/a>
it says housing applications are available December 16,2011</p>

<p>Thank you so much!</p>

<p>Most freshman classes are on the main quad, except physics and a few others. The key when you're selecting your schedule at summer registration is to have a campus map handy. Regardless of where your housing is, bus service is clean and plentiful. Getting to your first class isn't the issue. Getting from your first class on the South Quad to your second class in DCL in ten minutes is, on the other hand, a big issue, and most likely is an impossibility without risking life and/or limbs.</p>

<p>ISR- Illinois Street Residence Hall
-Closet to the engineering quad
-Most upperclassman, lots of engineers
- Some say it's no very social </p>

<p>Everything here is true. It's pretty close to the quad, it's not very social, there's still a lot of minorities, but not as many as FAR/PAR. This would be your second to last choice, right in front of FARPAR.</p>

<p>The Six Pack- Synder, Scott,Weston,Hopkins, Garner and Forbes
- Mostly freshman
- Very Social
- Known As the party dorms</p>

<p>Live here. It's only a party dorm if you want to party. You'll make friends and love life.</p>

<p>FAR/PAR- Flordia Avenue Residence Hall(Has air conditioning), Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls
-Far from engineering quad
- Lots of minorities
- Good food</p>

<p>Do. Not. Live. Here. Food still sucks. It's a 20-25 minute walk or a bus ride to any of your classes. It's 90% international/African american. There is no social life. </p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>Also, consider Certified Private Housing:</p>

<p>Private</a> Certified Housing - University of Illinois</p>