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.
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, Clinton Street Market, 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.
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.
Petersen Residence Hall is a 10-floor facility. Petersen hosts Black’s Gold Grill restaurant, a neighborhood learning commons, and many lounge/study spaces.
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.