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The Office of Residence Life


As previously announced, McKendree University as decided to deliver instruction via online methods through the end of the spring semester, with no face-to-face instruction occurring for the remainder of the academic term. Campus Updates

Illinois Governor, JB Pritzker, has issued a shelter in place order for the entire state of Illinois. This is currently scheduled to last until at least May 31st. In addition, individuals within the state of Illinois will now be required to utilize face coverings or masks when in public areas where a six-foot social distance is not possible.

All residential facilities are closed as of Sunday, March 22nd at 5:00pm. Only students approved by the Office of Residence Life may remain in campus housing. Students still on campus must adhere to the following Shelter in Place guidelines.

If you have any questions or concerns contact 618-537-6548 or


For more information related to university housing, click here.


Collecting personal belongings/checking out

Starting Wednesday, April 1st, and running through May 8th, students will be permitted to sign up for a check-out date to retrieve their personal belongings and complete a check out with our office.

Directions to complete a check out - Students must read the directions carefully to understand the adjusted check out process.

To sign up for a check out date, please click your area below:

Baker Hall

Barnett Hall

Hunter St Apts

McKendree West

Residence Hall East

Residence Hall West

The Suites


Walton Hall


What if I've already collected all of my belongings and just need to return my keys?

You can mail your keys back to our office by using directions below:

1. Use the following address to get your keys back to the correct residential area:

Building Name (e.g. Baker Hall)
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254

2. Include all of your keys in a padded envelope and add a note inside that includes your name, McK Student ID Number, and housing assignment.  Do not use a regular envelope as these tend to rip in the mail due to the bulk of the keys.

Please remember that our office will still complete an assessment of your assignment and will charge for left behind items, damages, cleanliness issues, and/or keys that are not returned.


What if I can't get to campus to collect my belongings?

There are two options you can utilize:

1. The University is working with a local packing and shipping company (Two Men and a Truck) that you can contact for assistance. We will allow staff from this company to come to campus, pack up your belongings, and have it shipped to you, or stored locally. The cost of these services would fall on you, the student, however, it could eliminate your concern or inability to return to campus altogether. To utilize this option use the contact information below and mention McKendree University for discounted prices:

Contact Name: Naim Gasanov

Phone: 314-963-7766


If you want your items stored, they are also willing to take things to local storage facilities, several of which are listed on our Resources page. Again, the cost of storage will be billed to the student. McKendree does not have the means or ability to store student belongings anywhere on campus.


2. You can choose a proxy person to collect your belongings for you. Do this by emailing our office,, and providing us the name, contact information, and date the proxy person will be on campus to collect your belongings. Our staff will reach out to them to establish a time for them to collect your belongings from your space. Please note that you must contact us using your McKendree email address so we know that your request is accurate.


Mail & Packages

Please make sure to log on to Self Service to ensure your permanent address is updated with the University. Students who are no long staying at the institution will have their mail forwarded to their permanent address or returned to the sender if a forwarding address is unavailable. If you have additional questions regarding mail, contact


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 618-537-6548.


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

March 16, 2020 - Summer Housing Application is Available

March 22, 2020 - All residential buildings close to Unapproved Residents @ 5:00PM

May 8, 2020 - Last day to collect your belongings and check out


Office Information

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


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