Housing and Parking

The ISRL will run from July 20 – July 31. Scholars are eligible for up to 7 nights lodging, and 8 days of parking.


The ISRL has previously housed participants at Presby Hall, but this year participants will be staying at St. John’s Catholic Newman Center.

Information about housing at the Newman Center can be found here. The Newman Center sits on the corner of S. 6th St. and E. Armory Ave. and is situated directly across from the Main Library.

The Global Studies Center staff will make reservations at Newman Hall for all participants who request housing; participants will not be responsible for making reservations at other venues. Fellows are placed in suite-style living spaces. Participants are expected to cover meal costs for the time they attend the lab. Participants can take advantage of breakfast, lunch, and dinner services at Newman Hall, or they may seek options elsewhere. A list of local restaurants will be provided.

Newman Hall and the Center will make every effort to place guests in rooms they have requested, as well as keeping guests on the same and/or adjoining floors. However, this may not always be possible, and Newman Hall reserves the right to change rooms and floors prior to the program dates, if necessary.


Newman Hall Front Desk: (217) 344-1266

$32 per person per night for a single occupancy suite style room
$35 per stay per car.


Newman Hall has suite-style living. Individual suites do not have microwaves or refrigerators, but there is a community kitchen on the ground floor that has a refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven, and other cooking supplies. Newman also has a fitness center, game rooms, and tv lounges included in the housing arrangements. Linen service includes a fitted sheet and flat sheet. Participants are responsible for pillow, blanket, towels, and washcloths.

ISRL participants are responsible for bringing their own toiletries and food.

  • Phone: Phones are provided for each apartment. Local calls are free, long distance calls are the responsibility of the occupant.
  • Fax: There is a fax machine at the front desk. The charge is $1 per page to send or receive faxes. If a guest requires more than ten pages to be faxed, special arrangements should be made in advance.
  • Laundry Facilities: There is a free washer and dryer in each room. Soap is not provided.
  • Handicap Accessible

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