Success starts here. Nearly 95 percent of first-year students and many transfer students choose to live on campus at Iowa. Living on campus gives students the opportunity to create lifelong friendships, participate in a wide variety, of events and live in a culturally diverse environment. Learn more about living on campus.

How to Apply for University Housing

Upon admission to the university, you can apply for housing online through your Admissions Profile in MyUI.  Simply verify your personal information, agree to the terms and conditions, and pay the $75 application fee to reserve your space in line for room selection. Students with financial need can have their application fee deferred. Once your application is submitted you can specify community preferences and search for a roommate.  Housing is also available as a second, third, or fourth-year student at the University of Iowa. Learn more about returning to live on campus after your first year.

  • Communities
    Choose a community that includes other students with your academic and/or personal interests. They are a great avenue for making friends and connecting with the campus community.
  • Housing Application Process
    All admitted students over the age of 16 are eligible to apply for housing.

Residence Halls

University Housing & Dining offers a variety of room types and amenities throughout ten residence halls.

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

Students with Meal Plans dine in one of three Market Place facilities (one in Burge, one in Hillcrest, and another in Catlett), which are open daily from about 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (hours vary by market place). Information on how to select a meal plan will be sent out with room assignments in June. Don’t have time to sit down for a meal? Flex meals offer students the ability to use a meal swipe at eight convenient on-campus retail locations, with the option to use up to five Flex meals per day.

All of the halls are air conditioned with loftable beds. The communities are mixed-gender with separate bathrooms for men and women, either by room, floor, or wing. Gender-inclusive housing is available for students as well. 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.

Burge Hall houses residents on single-gender floors. Burge also hosts Burge Market Place (dining hall), Clinton Street Market (convenience store), and lounge/study spaces.

Catlett Hall is the Iowa's newest residence hall. Rooms in Catlett offer an exceptional view of the Iowa River and the University of Iowa campus. Catlett Hall hosts Catlett Market Place, Fire Up Late Night Grill, a fitness center, and lounge/study spaces.

Currier Hall offers historic charm along with a variety of room layouts. Currier hosts a fitness center, computer lab, community room, and lounge/study spaces.

Daum Hall houses the honors student community and is directly connected to the Blank Honors Center and adjacent to the Pomerantz Center. Connected via tunnel to Burge Hall, Daum features recently-renovated rooms and study lounges.

Overlooking the Iowa River, Hillcrest Hall has unique, character-filled rooms. Hillcrest is adjacent to the health sciences campus, the athletic and sports complex, and the downtown/East Campus. Hillcrest hosts the Hillcrest Market Place, Grand Avenue Market (convenience store), a fitness center, and lounge/study spaces.

Mayflower Hall is located on Dubuque Street, adjacent to City Park and the Beckwith Boat House. Rooms at Mayflower are the largest on campus and feature in-suite kitchens and bathrooms. Mayflower Hall is home to Mayflower Market (convenience store), a fitness center, and lounge/study spaces.

Petersen Residence Hall is a 10-floor facility. Petersen hosts Black’s Gold Grill restaurant, a neighborhood learning commons, and many lounge/study spaces, as well as exceptional views of the campus and Iowa City.

Rienow Hall houses residents on single-gender floors, and adjacent to the UI Hospitals and Clinics, the athletics and sports complex, and the health sciences campus. Rienow Hall hosts lounge/study spaces and is located less than a block from the Field House, which offers basketball and racquetball courts, an indoor jogging track, and facilities for exercise classes.

Slater Hall is adjacent to the University of Iowa’s cultural houses and located across the street from Rienow Hall. Residents enjoy access to lounge/study spaces on each floor and a music practice room within the building. The CAMBUS stop just outside Slater’s front door allows easy access to the entire campus.

Stanley Hall is connected to Currier Hall, and has a high-rise feel with lounges on each floor, most of which offer a panoramic view of the Iowa River. Stanley Hall hosts a variety of room types and the Ecklund Lounge, boasting multiple study spaces and vistas of the Iowa River and Hancher Auditorium.