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SIU Wall and Grand

Wall & Grand Apartments
Eligibility: Single SIU Carbondale sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students of any age and freshmen age 21 and older.

Elizabeth Apartments
Eligibility: SIU Carbondale single graduate students only

Evergreen Terrace Furnished Housing
Eligibility: Full-time SIU single students, 21 and over.

Evergreen Terrace Graduate & Family Housing
Eligibility: SIU Carbondale students with children, married students, domestic partner students, and single graduate students

Additional Requirements and Restrictions for Evergreen Terrace Graduate and Family Housing

  • Students must be enrolled full-time for the first semester for which they are requesting housing.
  • Graduate students must complete a minimum of 12 hours per year, including summer.
  • Adults and legal dependents must jointly occupy the apartment for at least 20 days per month.
  • Married students must provide a certified copy of the Marriage License.
  • Students with children must provide a copy of the birth certificate for each child residing in the apartment.

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Domestic Partnership Requirements for Evergreen Terrace

Domestic Partner students include those students who have a certification of civil union pursuant to Illinois law.


  1. You and your Domestic Partner are each other’s sole partners and intend to remain so indefinitely.
  2. You and your Domestic Partner are not related by blood closer than permitted by state law for marriage.
  3. Both you and your Domestic Partner are capable of consenting to the domestic partnership.
  4. University Housing will be informed of any change in status as partners immediately.
  5. Neither one will be eligible to have or be a partner in residence for a six-month period following a change in status.


Required documentation include two items from the list below, with a minimum of one of these documents dated at least 6 months prior to application.

  1. Designation of domestic partner as beneficiary for life insurance.
  2. Designation of domestic partner as beneficiary for retirement death benefit.
  3. Designation of domestic partner as primary beneficiary in will by either party.
  4. Durable property and health care powers of attorney.
  5. Joint ownership of a motor vehicle.
  6. Joint checking account or joint credit account.
  7. Marriage certificate, Civil Union certificate, or equivalent legal documentation.
  8. Joint lease dated at lease 6 months prior to application.
  9. Certified birth certificate of child(ren) with both domestic partners listed as parent.

NOTE: Boyfriends/girlfriends are not allowed to reside with our residents. This is grounds for IMMEDIATE eviction.