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UI housing to offer free laundry Wednesday

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 14, 2015

Beginning spring semester, students living in University residence halls will no longer use quarters or credits to pay for laundry, but the cost will be included in housing fees.Ruby said students now living in residence halls won’t see an increase in their housing bill next semester. Similar to tuit...

Wassaja Hall to open next fall

The new dorm Wassaja, in the Six Pack is still under construction.

By Michelle Redondo

August 19, 2015

In the Yavapai language, Wassaja means “beckoning.” Soon, it will also mean home for a number of University students.The new Wassaja Hall will be located in the “six pack” and ready to house students in Fall 2016. Named after the University’s first Native American graduate, Carlos Montezuma, Wa...

University housing considers gender-inclusive options

By Jane Lee

May 10, 2015

By jane leestaff writerHousing announced a historic decision in April when it announced it would implement gender-neutral bathrooms in some residence halls.With two protests that occurred last year for trans-inclusive healthcare, Stephanie Skora, senior in LAS and president of Campus Union for Trans Equa...

Apartments not the only option for University’s upperclassman

Apartments not the only option for University’s upperclassman

By Victoria Snell

February 24, 2015

Spring semester is beginning, and it’s nearing the time to decide where to live next year. While the possibility of independence in an apartment may seem attractive, on-campus residence halls provide an entirely different experience for upperclassmen. Although some students make the transition to an apart...

‘Fright Night’ lives up to its name

By Stephanie Kim

October 31, 2014

For many years, University Housing has hosted a “Fright Night” that includes two haunted houses on campus open to “anyone wanting to be scared.” With such a bold description, I was naturally enticed to take up the challenge. For your viewing pleasure, a videographer from The Daily Illini joine...

Students en route

Students en route

October 7, 2014

For many students, making the decision to live in a house or apartment can be challenging. Even more intimidating is the prospect of having to commute to campus every day. But just as on-campus living does, living off-campus has both its pros and cons. Jared Roberts, senior in LAS, has lived off-campus all fou...

Ryan Kenji Kuramitsu explains his duties, responsibilities as an RA

Ryan Kenji Kuramitsu explains his duties, responsibilities as an RA

October 7, 2014

Whether working for University Housing or Private Certified Housing, resident advisers are meant to serve as an authority figure on a floor. But more so than that, they become a community organizer, event planner or simply a person to talk to. Ryan Kenji Kuramitsu, senior in Social Work, knows these ...

Discover the opportunities offered in University Housing

By Chandresh Nandani

August 14, 2014

I personally am a huge advocate for laziness from time to time. After spending all of your time moving in, exploring campus, making friends and preparing for class nothing feels better than spending your spare time in your room.  However, just because you want to stay in your room, that doesn’t mean...

How to stay healthy over the holidays

Caroline Smrokowski, sophomore in FAA, demonstrates a leg lift at the ARC on Dec. 6. She works for Campus Recreation as a personal trainer and program assistant for the personal training department. 

By Mara Shapiro

December 12, 2013

It can be difficult to find the motivation to eat healthy and stay active during winter. The eggnog and pies are calling, and mom’s cooking does not help either. However, it is important to maintain a healthy body even when all we want to do is pig out on holiday treats and watch Netflix.  Erica Ne...