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Student-Centered Community Amenities

Work, play, and live all in one amazing student community.

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The Retreat At Illinois makes it easy for new residents, including transfer students, to settle into student housing by U of I. Our furnished apartments offer all of the necessary accommodations to live comfortably, such as private bedrooms and bathrooms, full kitchens, in-unit washers and dryers, and high-speed Internet. Our roommate-matching services join together new arrivals with residents who share similar characteristics. And our community amenities, which include a swimming pool, fitness center, and game room, serve as recreational areas where all residents can have fun, make friends, and experience the best aspects of student life at U of I.

Spacious Apartments With Modern Furnishings

Enjoy private bedrooms, high-end appliances, and designer-style furnishings in a student-friendly environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have limited availability in all of our current floor plans, so we recommend securing your spot as soon as possible. You can start the application process now.

People continue to sign every day. When placements are finalized, you will be notified via email. If you pick out your roommates and both parties confirm with the office, then those will be your roommates.

You’ll need to start the online application. We are currently waiving all signing fees, so apply today and save!

Absolutely! We offer surface parking at The Retreat At Illinois, and we will also have some guest parking spaces on the property.

Just over a mile. It’s approximately a 5-minute drive and a 10-minute bus ride to campus.

Yes — the Illini 22N! We will have an exclusive bus stop for residents at the front of our community.

Yes! All of our floor plans include private bathrooms for each bedroom — some even include a half-bath for guests!

Of course! We will have resident events at least two times each month. These are very popular with the residents at our other properties.

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Close Proximity To Campus - Walk To Class Or Ride The Bus

However you get around, you’ll enjoy effortless commuting. From our student housing at U of I, it’s just a 20-minute walk, 10-minute bus ride, and 5-minute drive to the campus. Residents have the benefit of parking right outside of their housing, while the Illini 22N bus stops right in front of our community! Several budget-friendly restaurants, such as Einstein Bros. Bagels, Taco Bell, Niro’s Gyros, and Hot Wok Express, are also minutes away on West University Avenue. To see more that's nearby, schedule a tour today!

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20 Min Walk To Campus

Imagine how much time you’ll have for other activities (studying, recreation, socializing) when your walk to the U of I campus is less than 20 minutes. Or hop on the Illini 22N bus and arrive to class in half of the time!

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5 Min Drive To Shopping

It’s a 5-minute drive to Market Place Shopping Center, which has T.J. Maxx, Barnes & Noble, Panera Bread, and more. And just down the road from there are Target, Walmart Supercenter, and Starbucks.

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5 Min Drive Downtown

The excitement of downtown Urbana is 1.2 miles away. There you’ll find Urbana’s Market at the Square plus numerous bars, restaurants, and coffee shops nestled around the intersection of West Main and South Race streets.