Application Forms & Procedures

Please read the eligibility requirements and follow the instructions below.

We would like to thank you for your interest in Hawkeye Drive.   Although Hawkeye Drive has been home to many students and their families through the years, we need to inform you the apartments will be closing.  Hawkeye Drive is scheduled to close on June 1, 2017.  When considering your housing choices while attending the University of Iowa, please be aware Hawkeye Drive will not be available for the long term.  

Aspire at West Campus apartments have been built by a private developer where Hawkeye Court apartments were located (near Hawkeye Drive).  Aspire has one and two bedroom apartments for graduate students. For more information, please go to

Should you have any questions about Hawkeye Drive, please contact our office via e-mail at or by calling 319-335-9199 during business hours.

Here are some additional resources you may consider:

University Off-Campus Housing Services

Application Forms

Please note: Hawkeye Drive will close during the summer of 2017.

To apply for an apartment, you will need to log into our online application portal by entering MyUI. MyUI is the university’s student information system. Each student is assigned a Hawk ID and password during the early stages of their admission application process. If you don’t remember your Hawk ID and/or password, contact the Office of Admissions at 319-335-3847 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Please apply using our online application. Log into MyUI ( using your HawkID and password to access the online portal. Click the “Student Records” tab. Under the “Student Life Management” heading, click on “Housing Online Application.” Follow the instructions on the screen to apply.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $50.  A credit card is needed to pay the non-refundable application fee. An application may be canceled through the Hawkeye Drive portal any time prior to an apartment being offered. When an apartment is offered, the applicant is given a deadline to respond to the offer. If the applicant cancels the application, declines, or fails to respond to the offer by the deadline, the application is removed from the apartments’ waiting list. If the applicant accepts the offer and cancels the reservation prior to signing the lease, the applicant will be removed from the waiting list. A new application and application fee of $50 will need to be submitted to be considered for another apartment.

Housing is assigned on the basis of the date of receipt of application.

Application for Hawkeye Drive must be made for a specific move-in date. Only one application per family unit is permitted. All subsequent applications will be disregarded. All changes of address need to be made through the Admissions or Registrar’s Office. A change in apartment preference or in desired move-in date must be submitted in writing to the Hawkeye Drive Office. A decline of an apartment offer will require a new application and application fee.

Terms and Conditions

Residents will sign a lease before they move into an apartment. Terms and conditions of this lease are available in the PDF document below.

PDF icon2016-17 Hawkeye Drive Terms and Conditions

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to live at Hawkeye Drive, at least one member of the household must be a registered student in good standing, or a staff member with the University of Iowa.

Occupancy limits are based on apartment square footage. The maximum occupancy is five for a Hawkeye Drive two bedroom apartment.

Only students that have been admitted to the university can apply for a Hawkeye Drive Apartment.

Permanent employment has to have been offered and accepted for faculty and staff.

Medical/dental residents who have completed all course work are eligible for Hawkeye Drive Apartments.

The university reserves the right, at its discretion, to determine that a student's/staff member's medical condition, past behavior, and/or criminal activity is such that the best interests of the university, the student/staff, and/or other tenants would be best served by alteration or cancelation of the apartment lease. If the University becomes aware that a student/staff has a record of criminal conviction(s) or other actions indicating behavior that could pose a risk to person or property and/or could be injurious or disruptive to the Hawkeye Drive community, the university may not accept or may immediately terminate the lease. Individuals who pose a clear and present danger to other residents are not eligible to live in University housing. Registered Sex Offenders are not eligible for university housing, either as a tenant or at the invitation of a lease holder.

Accessible Facilities

To be considered for a medical accommodation, you will need to complete the Special Accommodation form found here.

Smoking Policy

Pursuant to the Iowa Smoke-Free Air Act and University of Iowa policy, all Hawkeye Drive and apartment grounds are smoke free. Tenants and their guests are not allowed to smoke inside or outside of the apartments, in the apartment public areas (hallways, laundry rooms, etc.), parking lots or bus stops. The University Smoking policy can be found here.

Additional Information

It is extremely important that you keep the Hawkeye Drive Office notified of your current mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number by updating this information through Admissions or the Registrar. We cannot be responsible for missed communications because of incorrect contact information or delayed mail delivery.

All leases specify that pets or livestock of any kind cannot be kept on Hawkeye Drive property.

Bus service is provided to and from campus by the University of Iowa Cambus.

Apartment rental rates are based on current operational costs. Therefore, rental rates increase as costs of operation increase. The apartment rental rates are reviewed and will change if recommended and approved by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.

You may obtain information about off-campus housing by contacting the University of Iowa Off-Campus Housing Service at the Iowa Memorial Union Campus Information Center. The Off-Campus Housing Service provides listings of current or soon-to-be available rental housing in the Iowa City area and nearby communities. Visit to begin your search for off-campus housing.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The university also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to university facilities. For additional information, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319-335-0705.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact the Hawkeye Drive Office in advance at 319-335-9199.