Residence Life


University housing is an exciting element of the Calumet College of St. Joseph experience. Off-campus living accommodations are offered at The Illiana, a condo development in the heart of downtown Whiting.

Located minutes away from campus, The Illiana is perfectly positioned among area amenities. Residents will grow in independence while creating memories with friends at the beach, downtown Whiting, The Pavilion and more.

Rooms are limited. Apply now and talk with your Enrollment Specialist for more details.


Details And Features

Why should you live at The Illiana?

  • Apartment Living
  • Larger Living Space
  • Easy walk to downtown Whiting
  • Independence
  • Fun with friends

Each suite-style room accommodates four students of the same gender. Students can request a preferred roommate(s). The living room, kitchen and bedrooms are furnished for each apartment unit. Each unit includes a washer and dryer. The Illiana building has security cameras at each entrance and in the corridors. There is an intercom system that provides access to the building.

Municipal parking is available close to The Illiana.

Submit Housing Application and Application Fee

Submit the CCSJ housing application and pay the non-refundable $200 application fee. 

Submit Housing Deposit

Submit the CCSJ housing deposit of $300.  You will receive an email with the information on making the deposit once step one is complete. 

Complete and Submit The Illiana Lease Application

Complete and submit The Illiana Lease application.  This application is emailed to you once you have completed step two.

Purchase Renter’s Insurance

Each person living in The Illiana is required to have renter’s insurance.  Complete information on the requirements for renter’s insurance will be emailed to the student. Please make sure you read this email in detail and provide complete information.  

Submit Immunization and Health History Documentation

Please submit the student immunization records and health history document.  This information is emailed to the student once step two is complete.  

Review Move-in Day and What to Bring Info Below

Please review the move-in day information, What to bring, What not to bring and CCSJ provided items below on this page.

Move-in and Sign Lease Agreement

Congrats!  Today is finally here and you are moving into the The Illiana.  Make sure to sign your lease when you arrive, receive your keys and meet your new roommates.  We are excited to have you!



Housing Fee (per semester) Rate
Double Occupancy Room $3,500 per person
Single Occupancy Room

Single Occupancy requests for the Illiana will be granted on a very limited basis if space is available

$5,800 per person
Miscellaneous Housing Fees
Cancellation Fee $500
Deposit $300
Application Fee $200

(A) Fall term – by July 1, Spring term – by December 1

Move-in and household information

The information below includes move-in dates and times, along with a quick guide on what you should bring with you and what you should leave at home.

Move-in is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21. Early move-in is available for students participating in August University-sponsored activities or programming. Early move-in options are August 14 and require approval in advance.

We recommend bringing a dolly or hand truck with you.

For the Common Space

  • Sofa and chair
  • Coffee table
  • 3 bar stools

For the Bedroom

  • XL Twin Bed and mattress
  • 2- 2 drawer dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Night stand

For Your Room

  • Sheets: x-long twin 80″
  • Pillowcases & pillow(s)
  • Blanket & comforter
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletries
  • Wastebasket & plastic liners
  • Power strip
  • Laundry bag and supplies
  • Shower curtains


  • Pots & pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Eating utensils
  • Dishes
  • Toaster oven and toaster

Items to Leave at Home

  • Pets (including fish in a 10 gallon or smaller tank)
  • Bed lofts or risers
  • Waterbeds
  • Paint guns, recreational/toy weapons, firearms, explosives, or any sharp weaponry
  • Any type of gun/weapon (toy, bb guns, airsoft guns, pellet guns, bow and arrow, etc.)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Devices using an open flame, such as candles, portable gas stoves, grills, fondue pots, gas burner and/or electric hot plates, or gas lanterns

Frequently Asked Questions

You will be assigned to an apartment in early-July.

You will receive your roommate assignments in early-July. We do our best to accommodate roommate requests noted on your housing application. All roommate requests must be mutual.

The housing lease is a fall (August-December) and spring (January-May) term.

There is no additional storage space available. Everything you bring must fit in your apartment unit and/or room. All items must be moved out at the end of lease. There is no summer storage.

No, all units are fully furnished. Please do not bring extra furniture that will not fit in your apartment and room. All items must be moved out at the end of lease. There is no summer storage.

Students are expected to bring glassware, dinnerware, pots, pans and silverware.

The apartment is fully furnished. More information regarding unit features and amenities will be provided in May.

Residents may bring their cars. Student will receive a parking decal and park in the municipal parking lot. Students will get towed if they are illegally parked.

Yes, each person living in the apartment is required to have the specified liability of insurance certificate.

Move-in is scheduled for Monday, August 21. Early move-in is available for students participating in August University-sponsored activities or programming.

Illiana residents, commuter students, graduate students, faculty and staff may purchase a meal plan but are not required to do so.

Office of Enrollment

 Phone: (219) 473-4215
 Office: Room 116


  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.