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Residence Halls

State Street Village

State Street Village (SSV) is the newest residence hall at IIT, completed in 2003. Helmut Jahn, a German-American architect of Murphy/Jahn Architects and an architecture alumnus of IIT, designed the building. The complex features three five-story buildings that face State Street.

Building Features

  • 367 beds in two suite-style buildings and one apartment-style building
  • Suite-style means that two students share a room, and they share the bathroom with two other student.
  • Fifth-floor lounge in each building
  • Two fifth-floor outdoor terraces with panoramic views of downtown Chicago
  • Guarded 24 hours a day by community desk assistants. Students use their student IDs both to enter through the front door and to pass the front desk.
  • Extensive audio/visual displays in the main lounges feature a 50" HDTV plasma display, surround sound, DVD player, carousel CD player, and terrace speakers.
  • Temperature controls per suite and a complete furniture package including bed, desk, dresser, and desk chair.
  • Each floor has a laundry room and small kitchen with a stove, oven, refrigerator, and microwave.

McCormick Student Village

McCormick Student Village (MSV) is a complex of student resident halls on Main Campus. There are six halls, or wings, that house about 700 students in what is referred to as "communal style living" — each floor shares the restrooms.

Building Features

  • Entrance is through central doors, guarded 24 hours a day by community desk assistants.
  • Students use their student IDs both to enter through the front door and to pass the front desk
  • Resident room sizes are approximately equal except in Fowler Hall, which has substantially bigger rooms allotted for upperclassmen
  • Larger rooms do not have air conditioning
  • Most rooms are set up as doubles, with two desks, two chairs, two beds, four dressers, and two T3 Internet connections.
  • Laundry facilities available in the basement below most wings
  • All rooms have cable TV access

Each floor has a resident adviser who organizes social and academic programming, follows up with students regarding academic concerns, enforces residence hall policies, and serves as a general resource for residents. Full-time Residence and Greek Life staff are available on call 24/7.

Visit the Residence and Greek Life page to learn more about different housing options.

Room and Board Options and Rates (PDF)

Admitted Students can find directions for completing a housing contract here.