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Residence Halls

Why Live on Campus?
  • Social Events
  • Meal Plans
  • Free Internet
  • Computer Clusters
  • Free Bus Service
  • Roommate-Matching
  • Free Tutoring
  • Buffet-Style Dining
  • Quiet Floors
  • Fitness Facilities

Living in the residence halls is a great way to make friends. Plus, the residence halls are close to classes and offer great meal plan options. More than 90 percent of first-year students choose this housing option, and some transfer students and upperclass students also call University Housing home.

How to Apply for University Housing

Upon admission to the university, you can apply for housing online through your Admissions Profile on the Iowa Student Information System, specifying your preferred room type, neighborhood, living-learning community, and roommate(s). Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with assignments issued in June. There is a nonrefundable $75 application fee.

Residence Hall Neighborhoods

University Housing & Dining offers a variety of room types and amenities throughout 12 facilities in four neighborhoods.

East Campus West Campus Suites & Apartments Leased Apartments

Burge
Currier
Daum (Honors only)
Stanley

Hillcrest
Rienow
Slater
Quadrangle
Mayflower
Parklawn
Centerstone
Hawks Ridge

Most rooms are doubles designed for two-person occupancy, although singles, triples, and quadruples are available. A few rooms have bathrooms; most feature shared shower and bathroom facilities. All halls have Laundry Facilities, vending machines, and an open-visitation policy.

Students with Meal Plans dine in one of two Market Place facilities (one in Burge and one in Hillcrest), which are open daily from about 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closing at 2 p.m. on Sundays).

All of the halls are co-ed, usually housing men and women on alternating floors or wings. Alcohol is prohibited in the halls, even for students 21 and older. Students over age 18 may possess—but not use—tobacco in the residence halls.

East Campus Neighborhood

These halls are located few blocks north of the Pentacrest and downtown Iowa City.

Burge

  • BurgeQuiet House floor option (7 p.m. to 10 a.m.)
  • Home of Burge Market Place
  • Copy machine, laundry facilities, ATM
  • Single and double rooms available; all rooms carpeted with loftable beds; most have air conditioning
  • About 940 residents

Currier

  • CurrierLaundry facilities, computer lab, fitness center
  • Main lounge with piano
  • Mostly double and single rooms
  • all rooms carpeted with loftable beds; some have air conditioning
  • About 580 residents

Daum

  • Honors students only (select the Honors House Living-Learning Community on the housing application)
  • Quiet House floors (7 p.m. to 10 a.m.)
  • Connected to Burge Market Place by underground tunnel
  • Laundry facilities, pool tables, lounges
  • Some floors are co-ed with men's and women's rooms on the same floor
  • Mostly double and single rooms, all with air conditioning and carpeting
  • About 300 residents

Stanley

  • StanleyQuiet House floors (7 p.m. and 10 a.m.)
  • Laundry facilities, lounges
  • Mostly double and single rooms, with air conditioning, carpeting, loftable beds, and extra-long mattresses
  • About 360 residents

West Campus Neighborhood

These halls are located near athletic facilities and the health sciences campus.

Hillcrest

  • HillcrestHome of Hillcrest Market Place
  • Laundry facilities, computer lab, fitness center, convenience store
  • Quiet House floor option
  • Winter break occupancy available
  • Mostly double and single rooms, most with air conditioning; most with carpeting
  • All rooms have loftable beds, standard furnishings
  • About 800 residents

Rienow

  • RienowLaundry facilities
  • Lounges
  • Mostly double rooms
  • All rooms have carpeting and air conditioning, loftable beds, and extra-long mattresses
  • About 475 residents

Slater

  • SlaterLaundry facilities, lounges, piano lounge
  • Quiet House floor option
  • Some floors are co-ed with men's and women's rooms on the same floor
  • Mostly double rooms, all with air conditioning, loftable beds, and extra-long mattresses
  • About 500 residents

Quadrangle

  • QuadrangleLaundry facilities, copy machine, ATM, main lounge with piano
  • Mostly double rooms; about half are air-conditioned; all are carpeted with loftable beds and extra-long mattresses
  • About 360 residents

Suites & Apartments

These facilities are located near City Park and the Iowa River, north of the Pentacrest.

Mayflower

  • MayflowerAll rooms are two-person suites with a kitchen and full bath shared by the occupants of an adjoining two-person room
  • Quiet House floor option
  • Located east of City Park (12 blocks from the Pentacrest); frequent Cambus service
  • Laundry facilities, computer lab, fitness center, convenience store, ATM, copy machine
  • All rooms carpeted and air-conditioned
  • Limited parking available for a fee
  • Winter break occupancy available
  • About 1,010 residents

Parklawn

  • ParklawnAll rooms are two-person suites with a kitchen and bath; all rooms are air-conditioned and carpeted
  • Located west of City Park, near the Marching Band practice field; frequent Cambus service
  • Two study lounges
  • Limited parking available for a fee
  • About 100 residents

Leased Apartments

These are apartment units leased by University Housing & Dining to house upperclass students (sophomores and above) only. Centerstone is for upperclass Honors students only.

Centerstone

  • CenterstoneUpperclass honors students only (request the Honors House Living-Learning Community on the housing application)
  • Each unit has five bedrooms, two full baths, a kitchen, and living room
  • Residents are eligible for full or partial meal plan options
  • Located about one block from the Burge Market Place dining facility and the Blank Honors Center
  • Covered parking available for a fee

Hawks Ridge

  • Hawks RidgeResidence hall occupancy is in Building 3 of the Hawks Ridge Apartment Complex in west Iowa City
  • One-, two-, or four-bedroom apartments with kitchens and bathrooms
  • Upperclass students only (sophomores and above)
  • Free shuttle departing every 30 minutes to campus between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursdays-Saturdays
  • Apartment complex amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, indoor basketball gym, study lounges, game room, hot tub and sauna, underground parking, high-speed Internet service
  • Residents are eligible for full or partial meal plan options