Housing and Residence Life

Move in dates and information

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018 8am-11:30am Freshmen move in (Thornton Gymnasium; park in Dunham Hall parking lot for check-in)
  • Sunday, August 26, 2018 10am-2pm Returner and Transfer student move in (assigned halls)
  • Friday, August 10, 2018 8am-4pm Out of state football players move in (Eckhart Hall 105)
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018 9am-11am Football players and approved athletic training students move in (Alumni Hall)
  • Thursday, August 16, 2018 8am-4pm Out of state Cross Country, Mens and Womens Soccer and Womens Volleyball players (Eckhart 105)
  • Friday, August 17, 2018 8am-10am Cross Country, Mens and Womens Scoccer and Womens Volleyball players (Alumni Hall)
  • Sunday, August 19, 2018 10am-noon Peer Advisor and Out of State Golf and Womens Tennis players move in (Eckhart 105)
  • Monday, August 20, 2018 8am-10am Golf and Womens Tennis players move in (Eckhart 105)

Living On Campus

Residence halls are more than just places to sleep. They are communities where students get involved, become a part of the vibrant Aurora University student life and develop meaningful friendships. As a resident, you will have easy access to classes, study groups, the library and campus activities. Living on campus is the best way to learn to balance academic and social aspects of college life at AU.

AU students come from diverse backgrounds and social experiences. To help meet students’ needs and expectations, we offer a variety of on-campus living environments. A university residence hall, whether large or small, is a “home away from home.”

The Office of Residence Life helps to foster community, plans social and educational activities in the residence halls to meet students' needs, and provides resource assistance.  The primary goal of each Residence Life staff member is to aid residential students in every phase of their adjustment to university life.

Accepted Students: Secure your spot in one of our residence halls by completing a housing contract and making your deposit.

Transfer Students

Housing space on the Aurora University campus is limited. As such, residence hall housing is reserved primarily for first-time freshman students and current residence hall occupants who want to return for another year. Transfer students are welcome to apply for on-campus housing, but residence hall housing is not guaranteed. In addition to making an application, each transfer student requesting residence hall housing must complete, and follow the directions for submission of, the Transfer Student Conduct Check Form, as well as be interviewed by the Dean of Student Life and/or a member of the Residence Life staff. Housing decisions for transfer students will be made on a case-by-case basis, based upon space available and other relevant and lawful considerations (such as the student's disciplinary record, if any, at prior institutions). The University reserves the right to deny on-campus housing and recommend alternative options. For access to the online Transfer Housing Application and the Transfer Student Conduct Check Form, please click here.

Additional off-campus housing information can be found here.


Office of Residence Life
Eckhart 105 (Physical Address)
347 S. Gladstone Ave. Aurora, IL 60506 (Mailing Address)


Phone: 630-844-7881
Email: reslife@aurora.edu