Why Should I Return to Campus?

Returning students can apply for the 2022-2023 Academic Year beginning November 2021. Simply login to the housing application and apply by February 15, 2022. Contact University Housing and Dining at (319) 335-3000 or housing@uiowa.edu for more information. A timeline of important dates and deadlines can be found below:

  • November 12 - Application opens
  • February 15 - Application due for online selection, roommate matching, and LLCs
  • February 17 - Room selection time slots emailed
  • February 23-25 - Online room selection
  • March 3 - Housing contracts emailed
  • March 10 - Contract binding date

Considering your housing options as a second, third, or fourth-year student? No matter your lifestyle, choosing to live on campus saves you time and money. We're glad that you’re considering living with us again! You’re not alone, many students choose to re-apply for campus housing after their first year. Did you know that each year of living on campus enhances your success? Here's why: 

New opportunities and connections

Choosing to live on campus again allows you to make the most out of your on-campus living experience. By living on campus additional years, you’ll grow as a leader, make new connections, and build lifelong friendships.

Everything you need in one place

We know the importance of convenience. Choosing to live on campus gives you access to a variety of dining options, leadership opportunities, academic support, and everything Iowa City has to offer.


Rooms that fit your lifestyle

With a variety of room types, locations, and amenities, you’re sure to find something that fits your lifestyle. As a returning student, you’re able to select your room. Returning students live throughout Burge, Catlett, Currier, Hillcrest, Mayflower, Petersen, and Stanley, in single, double, suite-style, and apartment-style rooms. 

How to Apply

Reapplication begins November 2021. For the 2022-2023 academic year, all students living in the halls must be registered for at least 7 credit hours per semester. 

Returning student room selection is based on how many semesters you have lived on campus, therefore; you do not have to pay a $75 application fee or have parental consent. 

If we receive your application by February 15, you will be issued a room selection time for mid-February. Once complete, you can search for a roommate, apply for an LLC, and let us know if you need an ADA accommodation.

Connect with other returning students and find your match. Fill out the lifestyle questionnaire and find a fellow Hawkeye like you. Now that you’ve lived in the halls, you know what you’re looking for to be compatible with your campus involvement, guest preferences, and sleep schedule. Roommate requests must be mutually confirmed by February 15, 2022.

Coming back for the 2022-2023 academic year, you have the opportunity to request to live near your neighbors on a floor or wing.  Whether you’re a group of four or fourteen, our staff will help you reserve spaces together.  Experience the fun of living near your friends without having to split utilities.  We have a wide variety of single and double rooms available to meet your needs. 

Returning student room selection will take place online in mid-March.  All students who reapply by February 15 will receive a selection time slot based on how many semesters you have lived in the residence halls.  You will need to log in to MyUI and select a room in either a Living Learning Community or Returning Student experience – the choice is yours.

Once your room is chosen you will select a meal plan, from the following options below. All residence hall students in rooms without a kitchen must select either the Gold or Black plan. Residence hall students in rooms with a University-supplied kitchen may also select the Hawkeye, Gold, or Black plan.

  • Gold – unlimited market place meals, 75 flex meals, 8 guest meals per semester
  • Black – 145 market place meals, 75 flex meals, 8 guest meals per semester
  • Hawkeye – 75 flex meals per semester

If you do not select a meal plan, the Gold meal plan will be assigned as the default meal plan. 


Feel free to reach out to us at housing@uiowa.edu.