We look forward to the possibility of accommodating your group over the summer in our residence halls. Once you have set your date and have received approval from your UI department/college to host a camp or conference, we are happy to work with you.

Our summer 2021 Guidebook can be found below.

Summer 2021 Guidebook

Please note: Due to high demand, we recommend contacting us before or by October 1 the year before you are hosting your camp/conference.


Please apply for a summer conference below.

Online Application


Our Conference Specialist, Conference Coordinator, and several additional University Housing and Dining staff members work year round to ensure several residence halls on both sides of campus are available to host our summer guests.

During your stay, each residence hall is staffed by front desk guest services representatives, a facilities team, a Hall Coordinator and a Camp/Conference Assistant. We can help you with everything from getting around campus, finding local favorites, lock outs, maintenance and custodial requests and more. We’re here for you!

While you’re here, enjoy free guest wireless service. To take advantage of this service, select the “UI-Guest” network when configuring a device for wireless access. For more information, visit the Information Technology Services website.

We want to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. Our guests are automatically provided with complimentary bed linens, a pillow, weekly room cleaning and around-the-clock front desk guest service.

For a modest cost, many choose to upgrade from the standard service offering. This service level upgrade includes, daily room cleaning and daily fresh towels.

Each day during the summer season, at least one Camp/Conference Assistant and one Hall Coordinator are on-call in each residence hall 24/7. A Camp/Conference Assistant will periodically walk through all areas of the building with an eye on safety and security, as well as attending all check-ins and assisting guests with their needs. In addition, the UI Department of Public Safety plays a vital role in campus safety.

Each night, Public Safety staff patrol the living areas, public areas inside and outside the residence halls from 11p.m. to 6 a.m. The UI Department of Public Safety is made up of 45 state certified police officers, who patrol the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These campus partners, combined with an intricate system of video cameras, come together to provide a high-level of campus safety.

We are committed to providing appropriate accommodations to guests with disabilities. To ensure that appropriate arrangements can be made, guests with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation must contact the University Housing and Dining Conference Specialist at (319) 335-2996, at least three weeks prior to the scheduled arrival on campus.

The guest should be prepared to tell that office the name of the camp or conference they are attending and the dates of attendance.

We want each and every guest to have a variety of healthful food options, no matter their dietary restrictions. That is why we include specific nutrition and allergy information in our market place locations and the University Dining site. Specific dietary concerns should be emailed to Laura Croteau-Lopez, RD, LD several weeks before the summer camp or program begins.

  • For 2021, adult conferences will be housed in Petersen (traditional rooms on west campus).
  • For 2021 the Hillcrest Market Place on the west side will be the dining hall open on campus. 
  • Computer labs and meeting rooms are available on a limited basis in Petersen Hall only, and should be scheduled as soon as possible.

Reserve a Room

For more information including formal cost estimates, email our Conference Specialist, Carrie Kiser-Wacker or call (319) 335-2996. Our team has developed a comprehensive guidebook that we highly recommend reading before hosting your group on campus.

Additionally, we advise sharing the guidebook with the guests who will be in attendance.