We want our current residents, future residents, and parents to have all the information they need, so please feel free to contact us if you have a question. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about life at Presby Hall.
If I receive financial aid, how do I make payments to Presby Hall?
Students must fax a copy of their Financial Aid Awards Letter to Presby Hall at (217) 344-6759 or mail to 405 East John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820 by June 15th. The Financial Aid office does not go directly to Presby Hall. Regardless of Financial Aid status, it is still ultimately your responsibility to ensure Presby Hall has been paid and that your account is in good standing. Financial Aid students use the semester payment plan, to ensure your balance with Presby Hall is paid, as your funds will be distributed at the beginning of each semester. All Financial Aid recipients are obligated to make initial payments of $650 on July 1, $650 on August 1, and $650 on September 1, even though you may have not received your Financial Aid yet. These payments will be deducted from your balance owed to Presby Hall, which must be paid in full by October 1.
If you would like to check your balance owed to Presby Hall, please contact our office by phone at (217) 344-0102 Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need an appointment to take a tour of Presby Hall?
No, just stop by any time between 11am-5pm on weekdays. We do, however, require appointments on weekends. To schedule a weekend appointment, call us at (217) 344-0102. Until August 23rd, a Freshman can choose private certified housing or University housing. Freshmen are allowed to switch their choice, once. If an individual is attempting to move from one private certified housing facility to another, they need to be released from the housing facility with whom they have a contract.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes, there are! Presby Hall and the McKinley Foundation are pleased to offer several scholarships to Freshmen and Upperclassmen. Please visit our Scholarships page for current information and to download the application.
Is there parking at Presby Hall?
Yes. Presby Hall offers 35 parking spaces in the covered lot conveniently beneath the building. Parking rates can be found here.
Presby Hall is attached to the McKinley Church & Foundation. Is there a faith requirement to live in the residence hall?
No, students from all faith and non-faith traditions are welcome. We hope to encourage greater interfaith dialogue and understanding. Optional religious programs are available for those interested, along with social and educational programs to help students adjust to campus, academic and community life. In fact, Presby encourages diversity of faith, ideas, and goals.
Are the washers and dryers coin operated?
No, each suite has its own free washer and dryer that do not require coins!
Can I cancel my residential agreement?
Residents may break their agreement for one of two reasons: 1. You decide to move into University Residence Halls; or 2. You are no longer a student of the University of Illinois (graduation, no longer attending, etc).
How Do You Become a Resident Assistant (RA)?
You can find the application here: RA Application
What is roommate matching?
Each resident fills out a roommate matching form that asks specific questions about living habits, academic interests, and hobbies so that we make every attempt to match compatible roommates and suitemates. We will also try our best to accommodate requests to live with friends, if specified on the application and residential agreement. Hall staff are available to assist with any roommates issues that may arise throughout the year. If no remedy is found and space is available, we offer residents the option to move rooms or suites. View the Presby Hall Roommate Agreement here.