Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Housing Selection
Important Dates for New Students:


  • Housing Applications will go live in January 2015 for new students to fill out.


  • Students will be notified of their housing and roommate information at Orientation in June 2015.


For Current Students

Incoming freshman live in the Residence halls. All upperclassmen (sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students) have the choice between The Woods at Millikin, fraternity, or sorority housing. Seniors may petition to live off campus. More information about living off campus can be HERE.

For students who are looking for a roommate to live within the Woods, there will be a Roommate Matching Party on March 24th from 6-9 p.m. at the Woods.  

Students may lease an apartment by contacting the Woods Office at (217) 464-8635. The Woods is a great at providing more space, more independence, and helping to have students hone their “real world” skills in budgeting, cooking, etc. Cost for the Woods Apartments is very comparable in cost and many times less expensive than other campus housing options. Click HERE for the 2014-2015 price comparison. Students with a GPA under 2.5 may be asked to meet with the Office of Residence Life before leasing at the Woods.

A note to upcoming senior students: Students who are senior standing by matriculation and credits (students entering their 7th Millikin semester and who have accrued at least 88 credits by the end of the spring 2014 semester) are eligible for off-campus housing. Off-campus petitions are due by March 24, 2015 for consideration. Petitions are available beginning in February 2015. Please send an email to to request your personal link sent to you. 

New Students

Incoming freshman live in the Residence Halls. As a new student, you are responsible for completing a housing application. Deadlines for housing applications are May 1st for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester. If you intend to live on campus for both semesters, you need file only one housing application prior to the fall term. The housing application is an on-line process. Once you are admitted as a student and submit your $150 deposit fee, you will receive an email with the link to the housing application. Housing applications usually go live in January.

Housing Assignments are made on a first come, first served basis: based on deposit date, keeping in mind special needs and requests of applicants. We can never guarantee that a student will receive his/her first, second, or third choice of housing. Living-Learning Community Applications will be evaluated based on application quality.

Assignments are usually distributed at the Orientation and Registration (O&R) Program in June. If a student is unable to attend O&R, the assignment will be e-mailed to the student after June 28, 2015. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their roommate.

It is very important that students personally complete their own housing application. The housing application inquires about habits (ie. smoking, sleeping) of the applicant that the Office of Residence Life utilizes in assigning roommates. Inaccurate information can lead to undesirable environments.

New students may preference their roommate if they so desire. In order for a roommate request to be fulfilled, both parties must indicate their interest in living together on their housing application.

Once housing assignments have been made, changes may not be completed until after the formal waiting period which is 10 days after the start of the term.

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL