Residence Life


Mission Statement

The Office of Residence Life plays a vital role in supporting the academic mission of McKendree University by creating an atmosphere that encourages personal, social, and academic development. We will promote a clean, safe, well-maintained living environment that allows students the opportunity to study and learn about living in a community. We will foster self-responsibility, trust, and respect for others and provide an atmosphere which is comfortable and accepting. The Residence Life program is designed to promote the holistic development of students through both planned and spontaneous activities.


Requirements to Live in Housing

1.) Complete a housing application

2.) A $400 resident deposit which includes a $200 damage deposit made payable to McKendree University.

Submit your Deposit Online.

3.) Register for classes

4.) Immunization Records

A state public health law requires that the immunization portion of the physical be completed and signed by a physician and that all updates of necessary immunizations be noted. The law does not apply to students born before 1957. Students will not be permitted to attend classes or move into the residence halls until this requirement is met.

Students may obtain their immunization records from their physician, high school, or university/college previously attended. If immunization records are not available then students must receive the titer blood test which shows proof of immunity to MMR and show proof of the DT booster received within the last 10 years.

You will need to complete the Confidential Medical History and Immunization Record to be able to reside in housing.

Housing Application

New Student housing applications are now being accepted as of October 1, 2015.

Special Note: If you completed a housing application and need to make a change, please complete the Housing Application Change of Information/Request Form.

Returning Student housing applications are now being accepted as of January 3, 2016.


Student Staff Applications

Student Staff applications for the 2016-2017 academic year will be available beginning January 6, 2017. The application will be closed February 5, 2017.