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The Office of Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life plays a vital role in supporting the academic mission of McKendree University by creating an atmosphere that encourages holistic development.  We are committed to providing a safe and well-maintained residential community while promoting student success. We value an environment that fosters mutual respect, responsible citizenship, and supportive educational opportunities to supplement our residents' overall experience.


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Important Dates

May 5: 24-Hour Quiet Hours begin. 

May 10: 24-Hour Quiet Hours end.  Halls close at 5:00 pm unless the student is approvedto stay for the Summer Break period or has an approved extended stay. 

May 11: Summer Housing season starts.  Interested? Click here.

May 17: Transitions to Summer Housing at McKendree West Begin.  Please watch your email.

June 21: Housing Assignments will be posted on The ResLife Portal for students.

June 30: Last day to request summer housing .  The application will close on this day.

July 25: Summer housing students will begin to move into their fall assignments.  Please watch your email.

Aug. 10: Early Arrival Date for FAST Foward 1 - See Move-In Guide. 

Aug. 17: Early Arrival Date for FAST Foward 2 - See Move-In Guide. 

Aug. 19: Early Arrival Date for FAST Foward 3 - See Move-In Guide. 

Aug. 21: New International Student Orientation

Aug. 22: FAST Forward 4, New Student and Transfer Student Orientation (NSO) begins

Aug. 23: Returning Residential Student Arrival and Move-in

Aug. 26: 1st day of class for Fall 2024 academic term


Move-In Day Guide

The University requires all residential students to follow the instructions below for the Fall 2024 move-in process. Please read the guidelines provided in the Fall 2024 Move-In Guide in full before planning your trip to campus.


Move-In Guide


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Office Information

Monday - Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday: 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Clark Hall, 109 & 111
Telephone: (618) 537-6855
Fax: (618) 537-6538


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