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The Office of Residence Life

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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What is the university doing in response to COVID-19?

The University is following all requirements of the Restore Illinois plan and will continue to do so to keep our students, staff, faculty, and guests safe. All students, faculty, staff, and guests on campus are required 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.

Other items of importance:

Spring 2021 Semester Check-in Process

COVID-19 Related Policy Changes

 Information On COVID-19 and Prevention Tactics

The Bearcat Pledge


Important Dates

January 15: Residence Halls and Apartments open at 9:00 am.  Make sure that you schedule your check-in appointment.  All residents are required to get tested at Health Services before coming to collect their keys and move-in.  Additional information hyperlinked above.

January 19: First Day of the Spring 2021 Semester.


Office Information

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


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