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Break Housing

Available for those students who need to stay on campus when the rest of the University closes for breaks (longer than three days) for an additional fee. Buildings that offer break housing are Powell-Norton, LincolnStevenson, Lawson and Thomas Halls.

Additional break and closing information can be found here at

The info and rates below are for Summer 2023, to give an estimate as you make plans for Summer 2024. Please note that Summer 2024 rates will not be available until late March.

Summer Housing 

Summer 2023 Housing will be offered in McKinney Hall for students enrolled in the 4-week, 6-week, or 8-week summer school sessions.  Contracts can be signed in the Housing Office, located in the lower level of the MLK Jr. University Union.

Students who currently reside in University Court AND have already signed a contract to live in University Court for fall may have the option of remaining in University Court if they will be enrolled in summer courses; however, the same unit may not be guaranteed.  For University Court summer eligibility and contract questions, please contact Gary Uteg at


May 14 – June 10  
4-week session – double room $890
4-week session – single room $1,113
June 11 – July 22  
6-week session – double room $1,334
6-week session – single room $1,669
May 28 – July 22  
8-week session – double room $1,775
8-week session – single room $2,225
Break Housing options  
$100/week – May 6-13, July 23-July 29, July 30-August 5, August 6-12


The 12+ Meal Plan is the only option offered during the summer. Students will receive $25 in dining dollars during the 4-week session, $35 in dining dollars during the 6-week session, and $50 in dining dollars during the 8-week session.

In general, a Dining Center will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Thursday for the dates of May 15-July 21.  Depending on the summer camps/conferences schedule, additional meals may be available on Friday/Saturdays/Sundays.  

Dining services will not be provided on May 29, 2023 (Memorial Day) June 19, 2023 (Juneteenth) and July 4, 2023 (Independence Day). Dining Services may also offer limited or no service when there are no camps or conferences scheduled on campus. 

Students should monitor the online menus for specific dates/times that each center will be open throughout the summer.

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Contact Information

Housing & Dining Services

MLK Jr., University Union,
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-6489

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