QU Housing Make Your "Selfie" at Home!

We’re here to help! This page contains a wealth of important information that with help you get started at QU. Also, know that you can always call the Office of Residence Life for assistance at 217-228-5320 if you have questions!

Instructions for housing application:

The housing application will be available June 1. Click HERE for a detailed instruction sheet.

Logging on for your application:

Your QU username generally consists of the first 5 letters of your last name followed by the first 2 letters of your first name.
Example: If your name was John Smith, your username would be smithjo.
Your default password is qu followed by your seven-digit QU ID number.
Example: qu1234567


Learning communities:

If you want an experience that integrates your course of study with activities in your living environment and helps you build better relationships with faculty, then you might consider one of our Living Learning Communities.   You have the option of selecting one of the options below when you complete your application.


Nursing Learning Community

The Nursing Living Learning Community brings together students pursuing careers in nursing to a dynamic and engaging environment. The community offers students the opportunity to study with peers, interact with faculty, and participate in activities geared toward their pre-professional interests. Partnering with key staff, the local nursing community, and support services also helps residents gain valuable experience in their chosen fields of study.


Meal Plan Information:

Roommate Selection:

Here are some tips for finding the right fit in a roommate for you.

  1. Honestly fill out the roommate matching information. Your roommate is someone that you will get to know really well so you might as well try and be up front with your habits and preference. The first step to this is filling out the matching profile on your housing application.
  2. Search for a roommate based on the criteria that is most important to you. You will have the ability to view the preferences of other students that have applied. Think about the traits that are most important and start your search based on that.
  3. Keep an open mind. If you have never shared a room before, it might feel a little strange. Know that your roommate probably feels the same way and you both will feel more comfortable the more that you communicate.
  4. Remember, we are here to help! The Residence Life staff is available 24/7 to help you manage the relationship with your roommate. Remember that is important to seek help early if there is conflict. We can help with all types of conflict resolution.

Have questions about what to bring, rooms sizes or parking?