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


  • Housing Applications will go live in January 2014  for new students to fill out.


  • Students will be notified of their housing and roommate information at Orientation in June 2014.

For Current Students

Most upper-class students will live at the Woods Apartments. However, there are a limited number of spaces in the traditional residence halls for sophomores-senior students. Students wishing to contract one of these spaces will need to go through Housing Selection. Housing Selection is based on a randomized lottery.

Housing Selection for current students will be Monday March 3rd, 2014 from 6pm-9pm in Lower RTUC.   All students who are currently enrolled, and in good standing at Millikin, will be eligable to participate in Housing Selection. Students will recieve a Randomized Lottery Number, and will be able to select their room and location based on that number on March 3rd, 2014.

The Woods at Millikin

All students with more than 24 credits by August 2013 may choose to live in the Woods Apartments. Students may lease an apartment by contacting the Woods Office at (217) 464-8635. The Woods is a great option for those students who are wishing more space, more independence, and those looking to 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 a cost comparison sheet. Students with a GPA under 2.5 may be asked to meet with the Office of Residence Life in order to lease 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 April 1, 2014 for consideration. Petitions are available beginning in February 2014 in the Office of Residence Life.

New Students

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. A housing/advance tuition deposit of $150 must accompany all housing applications. The housing application is an on-line process. Once you are admitted as a student, you will receive an email with a 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 27, 2014. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their roommate.

It is very important that students personally complete their 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