Housing in Carbondale

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On-campus SIU University Housing is recommended for first year international students but only required for single freshmen students under the age of 21 who are not currently living with parents or legal guardians.

If you will stay at SIU during breaks when the University is closed ensure that you get a room that is open when the University is closed (break housing).

You can contract online before you arrive. See below for links to SIU On-Campus Housing:  

Sometimes the dorms allow students to move in AFTER the start of orientation. In this case you will need temporary housing.


Students who are eligible to live off campus are welcome to search the local community for housing. Do NOT sign a contract with an off campus source before you arrive in Carbondale and physically see the apartment.