What are the steps to apply to Stratford?
You should first fill out an application and email or mail it to our Vice President, Ella Dunn, at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 310 E. Daniel St. Champaign, IL 61820. She will then contact you to set up a short 30 minute interview on campus. After the interview, she will contact you to let you know of our decision.
*Now accepting Spring 2017 Applications!
How far away from the Quad is Stratford?
Stratford is three blocks away from the Quad - the center of campus. This is a 5-10 minute walk or a 2 minute bike ride. See map. There is also a bus stop conveniently located at the nearest intersection, 3rd and Daniel St. The bus travels as north as the Engineering Quad and as south as Memorial Stadium.
Can freshman live at Stratford?
Yes! Stratford House is a University of Illinois private-certified house, and all undergraduate students may live at Stratford. We have a very large number of freshman living at our house!
Can I move to Stratford for the Spring semester?
Because of the reciprocal agreement between Stratford House and the University of Illinois, any University of Illinois student who is currently rooming in a university dorm or private certified housing can move to Stratford House after the fall semester without penalty.
Can I have a car at Stratford?
Yes! While it is entirely possible to go all four years without a car, many girls choose to have a car. Stratford and Koinonia own a parking lot directly behind our house, and the parking fee for Fall 2017 is $310.
How expensive is it to live at Stratford?
Because Stratford is a cooperative house, the cost of living is considerably less than the cost of living in the dorms. If you would like to know the specific cost for the year you are applying, please email us and ask any questions you may have. The rent payment per semester covers all utilities, food, and social events.
Can I apply to Stratford before I am accepted into the university?
Absolutely! We encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible. We realize that some students may not be accepted until March or later. If you are denied admission or decide not to attend the university, you are under no obligation to stay at Stratford if accepted, and your position will be given to the next person on our waiting list.