The University of Iowa residence halls offer many ways for new students to develop a sense of belonging early in their college experience. The halls vary in size from the 1,000-resident Mayflower to Daum with 299 residents, and in atmosphere from modern high-rises like Slater and Rienow to the more traditional architecture of Quadrangle and Currier.
All 9 halls have plenty of new students—as well as sophomores, juniors, and seniors. More than half the residents of each hall are first-year students. Many students live in living-learning communities, giving them the opportunity to live, study, and have fun with people who share their academic interests.
In residence halls, students are encouraged to become involved from the beginning—on their own floor and within the hall. Residence halls provide a place for students to learn about the college experience, to find a home within the University community, and to create a wide circle of friends.
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Ask current residents what advantages the residence halls offer and they're likely to mention:
- locations near the center of campus
- lots of social activities
- affordable price
- plenty of study areas
- access to computer facilities
- a wide variety of food choices
- best friends living in the same hall
Facilities and Environment
The facilities and residence hall environments are designed to support the academic and personal growth of the student residents.
Dining rooms are located in Burge and Hillcrest halls. Several entrees are served at each meal (including vegetarian and vegan entrees), in addition to a wide selection of vegetables, fruits, breads, salad bar items, desserts, and beverages.
Living-Learning Communities are a very popular housing option. They provide a supportive and engaging environment where students are challenged intellectually, and they offer the advantage of bonding with other students who have similar academic goals.
In addition to a number of fun, social events scheduled throughout the year by the various residence hall associations—such as movie screenings and sports tournaments—the Department of Residence Life offers a variety of student-oriented programs, from workshops on stress management and resume writing, to an annual publication of student writing and artwork. Also, Residential Dining schedules special meals for holidays—or just for fun.
Office of Residence Life