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The Office of Residence Life


The University is following all requirements of the Restore Illinois plan and will continue to do so in planning for the Fall 2020 semester. Details for students returning to campus for the Fall 2020 semester can be found below. All students, faculty, staff, and guests on campus are being asked to wear face coverings and follow social distancing guidelines as suggested by the Restore Illinois plan and CDC.

For more information in connection with COVID-19, please see the Campus Updates.


Fall 2020 Housing Assignments are Here!!

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When will I receive a refund for my housing and/or meal plan from the Spring 2020 semester?

The University's Business Office and Office of Financial Aid are working tirelessly to determine refunds for all residential students. Updates will be communicated to student's via their McKendree University email soon. We have no further information at this time.


2020 Census

Per the U.S. Census Bureau's residence criteria, students living away from home at the university should be counted at school, even if they are temporarily elsewhere due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who lived in university housing for the 2019-2020 academic year will be automatically counted as living at McKendree University and should not be included in their parents' census count. A full statement from the U.S. Census Bureau can be viewed here: Census Bureau Statement



If you have specific questions about McKendree University housing or dining, please reach out to the professional staff of your residential area, email, or call 618-537-6855.


The Office of Residence Life plays a vital role in supporting the academic mission of McKendree University by creating an atmosphere that encourages holistic development.  We are committed to providing a safe and well-maintained residential community while promoting student success. We value an environment that fosters mutual respect, responsible citizenship, and supportive educational opportunities to supplement our residents' overall experience.


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Important Dates

June 19, 2020 - Fall 2020 Housing Assignments Announced


Office Information

Monday - Friday; 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Clark Hall, 109 & 111
Telephone: (618) 537-6855
Fax: (618) 537-6538


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