living-learning communities

students studying

The Gazette UI leads the way in living-learning style

The UI is unique in grouping students living on campus into living-learning communities, says Brook Bernard, assistant director of resident education: “There is a lot of national data that shows GPAs go up, overall satisfaction goes up, and (students) develop a sense of belonging.”

Students in a residence hall room.

A community to call home

Expanded programs open living-learning communities to all first-year students
In 2010, the UI set an ambitious goal—make living-learning communities available to all first-year students. Next fall, that idea becomes a reality.
Architectural rendering--Eye level view from Grand Avenue of new west campus residence hall

New digs

UI will start construction on much-anticipated residence hall this summer
This summer, the University of Iowa will break ground on the first new residence hall to be built on campus since 1968. In addition to housing for 501 students, it will include a multi-purpose room with a performance space, a sports grill operated by University Dining, and tutoring and group study areas.