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Faculty/Student Housing Programs

Although the main focus for UIC Campus Housing is to offer comfortable and convenient living on campus for undergraduate students, graduate students, and students with families, UIC encourages faculty involvement through two programs that stress the importance of interactions between faculty and students outside the classroom. These are the “faculty in residence and alumni” program and “faculty associates” program.

The Faculty in Residence Program offers the opportunity for selected faculty and their families to live in a residential community with students. It is a unique experience that encourages a crucial link between students and faculty.  In order to facilitate contact with students, the Resident Faculty will work closely with the Residence Life staff and the Residence Hall Association.

The Faculty Associates Program assigns individual faculty to one specific floor in the residence hall, if possible based on a match between the individual faculty member and the types of students living on that floor: undergraduate/graduate, first year vs. upper-class students, typical colleges represented, etc.  Faculty Associates participate in any number of our New Student Days programs/activities in August, and volunteer their time to be active with the students on their floor about once a month.  This initiative provides another vital link between resident students and faculty and hopefully will foster a greater sense of community here at UIC – with an eye toward our primary goal of student retention and student success.