Housing and Meals

Students are housed in the Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls on the University of Illinois campus. The residence hall is air-conditioned and situated close to the instructional facilities. Students share a room with one other participant; assignments are based on age and the program they attend. Students may request a specific person for his or her roommate (Roommate requests must be mutual). Be sure to indicate your roommate request on the application and confirm your friend has done the same.

University dietitians and executive chefs prepare well-balanced meals that offer students a wide variety of options including vegetarian, gluten-free and other special-needs dishes. If a participant has special dietary needs, please contact the ISYM registrar’s office and fill out a Food Allergy Form so that arrangements can be made with the University’s Dining Services staff. Meals begin with dinner on Sunday and are served through lunch on Saturday.

Weekday Meal Schedule

Breakfast: 7:00 am- 8:15 am

Lunch: Noon- 1:15 pm

Dinner: 5:15 pm- 6:30 pm

Saturday Meal Schedule

Breakfast: 7:00 am- 8:15 am