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Living on Campus

The residence halls at Iowa are more than just "dorms".

They're living communities. You can choose to live with groups of students that share your major and interests, or connect to a cultural community on campus. There's no better way to make lasting connections at Iowa than living in one of our residence halls. And with a free campus bus system and an easily walkable campus, it's easy to get out and explore. 

Each residence hall offers a full set of amenities, with convenience stores and market places (Iowa's dining halls) either in your building or just next door. With 11 different residence halls on campus, you'll find a community of your own at Iowa. 


residence halls

94 %

of first-year students live in residence halls

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Dining options

Iowa’s dining halls and meal plans make it easy to find tasty food that suits your dietary needs.
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Student housing

On-campus housing at Iowa is just a short walk or bus ride away from downtown Iowa City and most first-year classes.

Parking and transportation

Learn more about Iowa's free campus bus system, parking, and bicycle-friendly campus.