Why Should I Live On Campus?

To put it simply living on campus at the University of Iowa gives you an unparalleled opportunity to learn and grow. Did we mention that 94% of new incoming first-year students choose to live with us on campus? Here’s why:

Location, Location, Location

Choosing to live on campus allows you to be closer to classes, libraries, restaurants, shops, and anything else you choose to do. We also have a fantastic residence education staff to assist you during your time with us.

Find Your Niche

With a variety of communities, support staff, and numerous campus activities, you’ll be sure to find something that you enjoy. Living on campus allows you to connect with a variety of individuals just like you, while building your own community.


Between exams, student organizations, friends, and homesickness, navigating your life during college can be challenging experience. Need support? With our resident assistants (RAs), Residence Education staff, hall coordinators, and our counselors, we’ve got you covered.

Safety, First

We know that college will be an experience to remember, but we also want to keep you safe. Our residence hall staff works closely with the University Department of Public Safety, and continually reviews safety policies and measures. We have public safety officers who are in the halls from midnight to 6:00 a.m. and have residence hall staff on duty or on call 24 hours a day, every day.