Why Live on Campus?
  • Social Events
  • Meal Plans
  • Free WiFi
  • 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 to live on campus, 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 in MyUI, specifying your preferred room type, living-learning community, and roommate(s). Room assignments are issued in June. There is a nonrefundable $75 application fee.

  • Living-Learning 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 are eligible to apply for housing.

Residence Hall Neighborhoods

University Housing & Dining offers a variety of room types and amenities throughout 15 facilities in four neighborhoods.

East Campus West Campus Suites & Apartments Leased Apartments

Burge
Currier
Daum (Honors only)
Stanley
Catlett

Petersen
Hillcrest
Rienow
Slater
 
Mayflower
Parklawn
Bloomington House
Centerstone
Dubuque South

Most rooms are doubles designed for two-person occupancy, although singles, triples, and quadruples are available. A few rooms have bathrooms; most feature pod-style 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). Information on how to select a meal plan will be sent out with room assignments in June.

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

  • Home of Burge Market Place
  • Copy machine, laundry facilities, ATM
  • Single and double and triple rooms available; all rooms carpeted with loftable beds; all have air conditioning
  • About 940 residents

Catlett

  • Home of Catlett Market Place
  • Study rooms, fitness center, laundry facilities, rec room
  • Mostly double rooms; all rooms have laminate flooring with loftable beds and AC
  • About 1,050 residents

Currier

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

Daum

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

Stanley

  • Laundry facilities, lounges
  • Mostly double triple 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

  • Home of Hillcrest Market Place
  • Laundry facilities, computer lab, fitness center, convenience store
  • Mostly double and single rooms, all with air conditioning; most with carpeting
  • All rooms have loftable beds, standard furnishings
  • About 800 residents

Petersen

  • Study Commons
  • Black's Gold Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mostly double rooms, with triples and few singles
  • About 500 residents

Rienow

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

Slater

  • Laundry facilities, lounges, piano lounge
  • All floors are co-ed with pod style restrooms
  • Mostly double rooms, all with air conditioning, loftable beds, and extra-long mattresses
  • About 500 residents

Suites & Apartments

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

Mayflower

  • All rooms are two-person suites with a kitchen and full bath shared by the occupants of an adjoining two-person room
  • 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
  • About 1,010 residents

Parklawn

  • All rooms are two-person suites with a kitchen and bath; all rooms are air-conditioned and carpeted
  • Located west of City Park; 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

  • Upperclass 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 and Catlett market Place dining facilities
  • Covered parking available for a fee

Dubuque South

  • Upperclass students
  • Mixture of 3 & 4 bedroom apartments, 2 baths, kitchen, living room
  • Resident are eligible for full or partial meal plan options
  • Located two blocks from the Burge and Catlett Market Place dining facilities

Bloomington

  • Upperclass students
  • 4 bedroom apartments, 1.5 bath, kitchen, living room with fireplace
  • Located 1-2 blocks from Burge and Catlett Market Place dining facilities