For many of us, going away to college is the first time that a person spends a significant time away from home. Information in this part of this site pertains to helping with some of the transition to living on-campus as well as some helpful information of some of the policies and processes we utilize in the Office of Residence Life.
First-year students are assigned to rooms in one of Millikin’s four on-campus residence halls. Rooms come furnished with beds, desks and chairs, dressers, and closets. Amenities vary by hall, but typically include laundry facilities, vending machines, kitchen access, air conditioning, wireless Internet, cable TV, and secured access.
Millikin’s historic Aston Hall opened in 1907 and features four traditional floors housing 100 residents. Aston Hall is known for its tall ceilings, large hallways, and community-style bathrooms – all newly updated in 2015. Named after James Millikin’s wife, Anna B. Aston Millikin, Aston Hall offers a select number of triple rooms on the fourth floor, where you can overlook campus from the tallest residence hall at Millikin. Students are assigned to single-gender floors. Amenities include: community bathrooms, wireless internet, cable TV, laundry facilities, and secured access.
- 175 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62522
Named after Bonnie Rebecca Blackburn, Professor of Modern Languages, Blackburn Hall houses 99 residents. This close-knit community includes newly-updated community bathrooms, long hallways, and is the closest building to Shilling Hall. Blackburn Hall features double-occupancy rooms in a traditional residence hall style. Students are assigned to a single-gender floor. Amenities include: kitchen access, air conditioning, cable TV, wireless internet, community bathrooms, laundry facilities, ice machine, vending machines, and secure access.
- 105 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62522
Dolson Hall, named after prominent Decatur businessman Jack C. Dolson, boasts four floors of suite-style living in our newest residence hall (opened in 1997) housing 200 coed residents. Each floor offers a large lounging area that comes equipped with a kitchen – providing a great space for socializing and programming. Dolson Hall room options include single, double, and quad rooms. ADA accessible rooms are also available. The campus bookstore and study room are located on the ground floor. You will also find a great resource in having the Office of Residence Life located on the ground floor of this residential building. Dolson Hall is home to several of our living-learning communities. Amenities include: kitchen access, air conditioning, vending machines, ice machine, secured access, cable TV, wireless internet, laundry facilities, suite-shared bathrooms.
- 210 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62522
Located directly across the street from Shilling Hall is Weck Hall, Millikin’s quaint two-story, suite-style residence hall. Weck houses 52 residents and includes a large first-floor lounge, study room, and a ping pong table. The benefits of living in this building include an intimate sense of community and single bathrooms shared by each group of four residents. Amenities include: air conditioning, vending machines, ice machine, secured access, cable TV access, wireless internet, laundry facilities, suite-shared bathrooms.
- 1211 W. Main St., Decatur, IL 62522
The Woods at Millikin
The Woods at Millikin is a privately-owned complex that partners with Millikin to house over 600 students in luxury apartment-style living. It offers the ultimate living experience for sophomore, junior, and senior students. Apartments feature four private bedrooms, full kitchen with microwave, washer/dryer, private deck or patio, and modern furnishings. The Woods also offers a long list of community amenities, including a pool, fitness center, computer lab, and gated community. For more information visit www.thewoodsatmillikin.com.
- 1135 W. Wood St., Decatur, IL 62522
The MU Greek Community
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may also be interested in Greek Housing available on campus. The Greek community at MU consists of 11 chapters and five chapter houses. More than 25% of Millikin’s student body chooses to join a fraternity or sorority.
Sorority chapter houses include:
- Alpha Chi Omega
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- Delta Delta Delta
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Pi Beta Phi
- Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc.
Fraternity chapter houses include:
- Alpha Tau Omega
- Delta Sigma Phi
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc.
- Tau Kappa Epsilon
Going Greek is a great way to focus on scholarship, service, and leadership while networking and creating life-long friendships.