Summer 2021 COVID Information

For students living on campus this summer, below is information at glance regarding COVID symptoms/reporting, dining information, and laundry. You can view the residence hall policies here

PDF iconSummer 2021 Information

How to Apply

Summer is a great time to explore the University of Iowa campus and we're glad you've chosen to live with us for the summer. Students are eligible for summer housing if you fit the requirements listed below. Please note: Interim housing between spring and summer or summer and fall may be requested. Instructions will be provided to students with deadlines to move between housing assignments. 


Summer housing is available for undergraduate students who meet one of the following requirements:

  • Students registered for a minimum of one summer academic credit.
  • Students participating in a university-sponsored activity.
  • Students participating in a university-sponsored activity, such as research in a laboratory, athletic training/competition, or on campus internship.
  • Students who graduated in May 2021 (must move out of the residence halls by July 1, 2021).


You may submit an online application once you have a Hawk ID and password. If you are under 18, a parent must provide permission in the online application. No student under the age of 16 is eligible to live with University Housing and Dining. You will need to verify emergency contact information, provide the dates that you are in need of housing, and room type preferences.

Summer Housing is available from May 17, 2021 to August 7, 2021. Specific check in and check out dates will be included with your housing contract and room assignment. 

Application Deadlines

Students should apply for housing as quickly as possible. 

  • Those requesting housing for Interim, the 4 week, 12 week, or 6 week session I should apply by April 23, 2021 in order to receive summer assignments April 26.
  • Applicants for the 8 week session or 6 week session II must apply at least one week prior to their desired move in date. 

Please note: Unique circumstances may be permitted on a case-by-case basis.

Spring to Summer Interim (Spring 2021 residents only)

  • Students currently living with UH&D will remain in their spring rooms until they are notified that their summer room is ready to be occupied. 
  • All students must be moved out and formally checked out of their spring room on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

4 Week Session

  • Check-in: Monday, May 17, 2021 after 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Check-out: Saturday, June 12, 2021

6 Week Session I

  • Check-in: Monday, May 17, 2021
  • Check-out: Saturday, June 26, 2021

6 Week Session II

  • Check-in: Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Check-out: Saturday, August 7, 2021

8 Week Session

  • Check-in: Sunday, June 13, 2021
  • Check-out: Saturday, August 7, 2021

12 Week Session

  • Check-in: Monday, May 17, 2021
  • Check-out: Saturday, August 7, 2021 by 12:00 p.m. (noon)   

Summer to Fall Interim (Fall residents only)

  • Students will be notified via email when their Fall 2021 room is ready to be occupied.                                                                              

All students in University Housing and Dining are bound by the Academic Year 2020-2021 Housing Contract Terms and Conditions, regardless of the occupancy period.

Summer residents agree to the additional terms and conditions below:

  • All furniture must remain in rooms, and beds will remain in their current configuration. De-lofting requests will only be permitted for students with documented disabilities.
  • The contract holder may cancel this contract on the application portal up to 7 days prior to moving in.

All summer residents are expected to follow the health and safety measures implemented by the University of Iowa as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and other applicable public health authorities during a public health crisis. These health and safety measures may be subject to modification during the summer as the public health guidance changes.

  • In accordance with University of Iowa guidance and aligned with the Code of Student Life, the following expectations will be enforced in university residence halls: 
    • All residents are expected to cover their mouth and nose with a face mask while in any/all residence halls building community spaces, and when entering or leaving a residence hall. Building community space is considered any space that is not their own room.  
    • Face masks are expected for any/all individuals in the residence halls. 
    • Face masks (cloth mask, disposable mask, or face shield with mask) are required indoors in all university buildings at all times, except when actively eating or drinking. Individuals can remove masks only in private spaces assigned to them, such as a residence hall room, office, or an individually reserved study space. Individuals in violation of this policy may be subject to progressive disciplinary action. 
    • Residents permitted only one guest at a time and must always escort their guest in the building. Guests must follow face covering (cloth mask, disposable mask, or face shield with mask) are expectations in all building community spaces, and when entering or leaving a residence hall. Building community space is considered any space that is not their own room.  
      • Single room occupants are permitted one guest. 
      • Double room occupants, each resident of the space is permitted one guest. If both roommates agree, guests can be present in the room at the same time. If a resident does not want to host guests, roommates must follow expectations set in their roommate agreement.
      • If a guest is found in violation of this policy, they may be asked to leave the Residence Hall and their host may be subject to progressive disciplinary action.  
    • Specific plans for summer housing including isolation practices, cleaning protocols, etc. can be found at this link.
  • Full details regarding university-wide measures taken and community expectations can be found at this link.

Medical (ADA) Accommodations

We will work with any student who requests housing or dining accommodations on an individual basis. It is important to communicate early and thoroughly with University Housing & Dining staff to ensure your needs can be met most effectively.  If you need to request an accommodation, you will need to fill out a Reasonable Accommodation Request Form.  




Room Assignments and Cost

Summer housing is available in Petersen Hall from May 17, 2021 to August 7, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). All students will be assigned to a double occupancy room at a rate of $44.80 per day. Room rates for summer 2021 are listed below. 


4 Week Session

May 17 - June 12

Double with AC: $1,164.80

6 Week Session

Session I: May 17 - June 26

Double with AC: $1792.00

Session II: June 27 - August 7

Double with AC: $1836.80

8 Week Session

June 13 - August 7

Double with AC: $2464.00


12 Week Session

May 17 - August 7

Double with AC: $3673.60 

Summer Dining Options

All students living in the residence halls for the summer are required to have a meal plan. Students may select from the options below.

  • 200 Meal Block - $1,513 
  • 150 Meal Block - $1,214 
  • 100 Meal Block - $870
  •  50 Meal Block - $463

Summer meals will be served out of Hillcrest Market Place. Summer meal plans may only be changed during the first week a student lives in the halls.

Please note: Any meals remaining on summer meal plans do not roll over to the next semester. Unused meals are forfeited and non-refundable.

We welcome any student who may have a condition or lifestyle that necessitates specific dietary or production considerations. Contact  Laura Croteau, RD, LD, our registered dietitian at 319-353-2299 if you have questions regarding ingredients used in preparing foods, need advice on following a particular diet, or to preview market place menus. For more information regarding dietary accommodations, please refer the website.