Everything You Need Right at Home
First-class student housing that moves to your beat.
Live a ‘High Style’ Life with Close-To-Campus Convenience and Comfort
Illini Tower is designed with cutting-edge amenities to keep you connected and complement your lifestyle! Renovated in 2018, it is the premier Private Certified Housing Complex at the University of Illinois. With 725 beds, even first-year freshmen can “come home” to the good life at Illini Tower.
Other than studying and passing those tests with flying colors, there’s little that’s more important than exercising your physical muscles. At Illini Tower, you can stay as fit as possible while you prepare for your future! A full fitness center is complete to help you become your best, both physically and mentally. There’s no extra charge for residents of your unique college community to stay in shape! Work in a morning workout before class, schedule social “machine time” with roommates or friends, or clear your mind with a few solitary stretches before hitting the sack. We leave it up to you to choose the best way to become your best self!
Theater and Game Room
When all you want to do is spend an afternoon or an evening away from the books, there are plenty of options without leaving the complex. Chill with a favorite movie in our comfortable on-site Flix Theater. Relax in sink-in comfort and become immersed in the story! As a more active alternative, gather up a group and head for the game room. Perfect your bank shots on our pool tables round up players for dominoes, gin rummy, or Monopoly. Or save those fortunes from a take-out Chinese dinner for a game of hilarious charades. Relax and unwind – that’s the name of the game.
Who needs to worry about a leaky faucet or a window that won’t lock properly? Not you, when you’re a resident of the Illini Tower community. Our on-site maintenance team is charged with making sure that your college life is free from the distractions of both minor annoyances and major repairs and malfunctions. We understand that you’re here to study, not to learn how to fix a squeaky door or deal with a power outage.
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Study Lounge with Free Print Stations
On-Site Dining Halls Open 7 Days a Week
24 Hour Front Desk Support
We understand that college is serious business, and we know that access to the newest and best digital technology is vital. So, we offer a study lounge with a variety of high-tech options, all free for use by our residents on a first-come, first-serve basis. Need to print a lot of copies for your study group? Not a problem. Want to gather for a pre-exam review – come on! Need to get out of your bedroom to clear the cobwebs out of your brain? That’s what the study lounge is for! And it’s only steps away from your upscale, close-to-campus apartment!
In addition to the kitchen facilities in your apartment, our luxury college apartment complex has dining halls that are open for meals seven days a week. And we allow each resident to choose the plan that suits them best. We not only serve well-balanced, nutritious meals, but we have vegetarian and vegan options for those who prefer alternative fare. With options to take as few as 10 meals a week in the dining hall – for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – you still have the ability to exercise your inner chef in your own apartment kitchen whenever the mood strikes. Nearby eateries offer even more food options. What could be better than that? At Illini Tower, you will never have to eat on a fixed schedule or miss a meal!
Think of the front desk at our close-to-campus high-rise as the “command center” of your universe! Have a question about what’s happening in the neighborhood over the weekend? Chances are our staff will give you an answer. We’re available to help out with other concerns as well – just ask and we’ll do our best to find the right answers for you. We’ll hold your package, or hold your hand – and someone is always on duty at the desk!
High-speed internet and digital communication are building-wide, reliable, and designed to keep you connected and in touch with the people and events that are important to your life and well-being. Our WiFi is not an optional add-on, and there are no special contracts, subscriptions, or usage fees. As a resident of this community, you will have access to all the power and usability of community-wide service.
Off-street, secure parking is another benefit for residents of Illini Tower. You’ll never have to worry about finding space if you come home late, or parking on the wrong side of the street on a snow day. That’s one of the benefits of Tower living – even though we’re only two blocks from the Quad, and the campus shuttle stops right at the front door, we understand that you might want the freedom of your own wheels! You don’t have to trade that freedom for the convenience of living close to campus! Oh, and you’ll never have to pay for a parking ticket, either!
When you want to groove to your own beat, make your own music in our dedicated space. Or, just listen to music that you love in the company of other residents. Our on-site music room is a happening place, but what happens there is up to you! Jive to oldies and goodies, grab a partner to perfect the latest dance moves, or just kick back, close your eyes, and enjoy the sounds that speak to your soul!
Stay Connected and Enjoy Every Moment at Home at Illini Tower
Your floor plan is specifically tailored to you and your lifestyle. Enjoy your private space with all the room you might need to study, connect with friends, and enjoy the Illini lifestyle. We lay a solid foundation so you have the stability to focus and explore.
Each floor plan is tastefully furnished, with pieces that are chosen for style and good looks, comfort, and durability. Our interior decor is simple and tasteful, chosen for flexible appeal and easy maintenance. Bedrooms typically have an extra-long twin bed, dresser storage, and a desk and chair, although some floor plans are available with full-size beds. Spacious common areas in suites include a sofa plus additional seating, a coffee table, and side tables. Residents are free to bring art and accent pieces to personalize their individual spaces.
Fully-Equipped Kitchens and Kitchenettes
Every floor plan at Illini Tower has a kitchen or, at minimum, a kitchenette with a two-burner cooktop, and a refrigerator. Illini Tower is unique with these features for PCH-approved housing at UIUC. Stock up on juice, milk, and eggs for hearty breakfasts or fill the freezer with “quick-fix” frozen foods and keep the fridge full of sodas for late-night study sessions. The building also features dining facilities and a choice of meal plans, so having your own cooking facilities is a bonus! On lazy days, when the urge to experiment in the kitchen is irresistible, pick out recipes and plan a feast! Our furnished suites include a dining table and chairs, so you can enjoy a home-cooked meal with your roommates or invite guests over anytime you, please. And, of course, the kitchen is a perfect place to hang out when you’re cramming for finals and just have to order pizza delivery!
Semi-Private and En-suite Bathrooms
Each of the studios and suites at Illini Tower has a large private bathroom equipped with modern plumbing and upscale fixtures and faucets. Larger floor plans have dual vanities, in addition to large walk-in showers, and the spacious grooming areas feature ample storage for personal items. Baths are conveniently located so that privacy is assured, and are accessible from the common space in each floor plan rather than through a sleeping space.
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Dogs and Cats Allowed
The 207 floor plan at Illini Towers are compact, but they live large! They are designed for function and accommodate from one to four students. Each floor plan features well-designed storage, with furniture packages that take advantage of vertical as well as horizontal space. You may be surprised at how spacious the floor plans feel. In addition, of course, the public spaces in Illini Towers function as popular gathering spaces — you’re sure to share a variety of interests with other residents, and hanging out in the building’s public spaces expands your options for casual enjoyment and group activities.
Life is always better with a “best friend” close by to share the good times — or the not-so-good. We understand. That’s why we allow our residents to share space with their four-footed, furry friends. We even offer play areas and a dog park where your best friends can make friends of their own. We understand that it’s difficult to leave your four-footed friends behind when you set out for college. That’s why we allow you to bring your furry friends with you, but there are some rules: there’s a weight limit of 20 pounds per pet, and they have to be “good citizens.” Contact us with any questions about the pet policy, but know that aggressive breeds are not allowed.
Each unit at Illini Towers is cable ready – simply plug your personal smart TV in, and you’ll be good to watch your favorite show with no set-up box required. Now, that’s the ultimate convenience, right? In addition, our mounted televisions in common areas will satisfy your appetite for all the entertainment you can make time for in your busy college schedule!
Our floor plans have plenty of closet space for not only your clothes, but your sports gear, your Teddy Bear, your family pictures, your favorite sweatshirt, and the other “stuff” that you just couldn’t leave home without. If there’s one thing we understand, it’s that college students amass a lot of stuff — and we know that you can never have too much storage space. So we built a lot of that kind of storage space into the units that are designed especially for students. It’s part of what makes Illini Tower so special – and so popular!
Community-wide, reliable, high-speed internet assures that every resident is connected from Day One, with no sign-on charges or start-up fees required. It’s just one of the benefits of living the good life at Illini Tower. It also means that you’re in touch wherever you are or whatever you may be doing in the building!
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