All residence halls except Catlett, Mayflower and Petersen are heated with steam. When the outside air falls below a predetermined temperature, the main supply valves to the building are automatically opened to allow steam to circulate throughout the building. Typically, the steam is turned on in the residence hall buildings by October 15. Learn more about using the heat in your room. 


ResNet is a service offered by University Housing and Dining in conjunction with Information Technology Services (ITS) that provides all students living in residence halls with a computer data port. This provides a fast and direct ethernet connection to the campus network and Internet.  


UI Wireless provides wireless access for mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. All of our residence halls provide wireless internet.


Instructional Technology Centers (ITCs) are located in Mayflower, Currier and Hillcrest. ITCs are equipped with PCs, Macintoshes, scanners and printers connected to the university network.

Other residence halls have a print release station for easy printing on your account. You must have a HawkID to use ITC computers. All residence hall ITCs are available 24-hours a day.

TV and gaming

Your digital television must have a QAM tuner (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) to work with the University of Iowa's cable service. The QAM tuner allows your TV to receive high definition cable programming without a cable set top box. For additional information contact Information Technology Services (ITS)

Additionally, you can watch TV shows and movies in your residence hall room using the Res Life Cinema streaming service. 

Meeting room reservations

Internal groups

Qualifying groups may reserve meeting spaces in the residence halls at no cost. These include: University Housing and Dining, departments within the Division of Student Life, residence hall student groups, a university department renting residence hall space or any university department sponsoring a learning community floor event. These groups can reserve room space online. 

External groups

Qualifying groups may reserve meeting spaces in the residence halls. These include: any university office, department or professional unit that is not part of the Division of Student Life. These groups may reserve and use only designated residence hall space. Designated space for external groups is limited to rooms listed on our online system. These groups can reserve room space online.