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 who graduated in May 2020 (must move out of the residence halls by July 1, 2020).

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


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.

Students should submit a housing application by Friday, May 8, 2020.

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:

  • Students are expected to adhere to social distancing and keep interactions to a minimum.
  • Students are expected to adhere to residence hall policies and to the Code of Student Life.
  • Guests are not permitted in the residence halls during the summer housing period.
  • Alcohol is not permitted in the residence halls.
  • No pets shall be permitted in the residence halls.
  • 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.
  • Hall desks will operate on limited schedules. Specific desk hours will be available at a later date.
  • The contract holder may cancel this contract on the application portal at any time prior to moving in.
  • Students who remain in the residence halls are strongly encouraged to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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 Stanley Hall from May 16, 2020 to August 8, 2020. Room rates for summer 2020 are listed below. 


Double with AC Room

Double with AC: $37.13/day

Single with AC Room

Single with AC: $52.39/day

Double with AC Pod Room

Double with AC Pod: $44.00/day


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 - $1,486
  • 150 Meal Block - $1,192
  • 100 Meal Block - $855
  •  50 Meal Block - $455

Summer meals will be served out of Clinton Street Market, located in Burge Residence Hall. More information will be available soon. 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.