University Housing & Dining

Student housing campaign targets prejudice

Increasing diversity prompts effort to make all campus residents feel at home
Concerns about race relations on college campuses made national news last fall. At the University of Iowa, where the first-year class is the most diverse in school history, there is an effort afoot to ensure that the residence halls provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all 6,000 residents.
Residence Hall under construction

UI housing plans include new facilities, modest rate increases

Proposed 3.5 percent rate increase is lowest in six years
The University of Iowa’s five-year plans for residence halls include investigating construction of a second new facility and increasing room and board rates by 3.5 percent for 2014-15—the lowest increase in the past six years.
Exterior photo of Hawkeye Court Apartments

Closing the doors on Hawkeye Court

As buildings come down, former residents reminisce about UI apartments
The university-run Hawkeye Court Apartments have provided an affordable housing option for students since 1968, but the buildings in the complex are past their prime and will all be demolished by 2014. The units are simple, convenient, and cheap—but for many former residents, they meant much more.

Salsa Vibe headlines 2013 Gusto Latino

The annual Latin dance event will return to the UI April 19
The annual Latin dance event Gusto Latino will return to the University of Iowa Friday, April 19, for a night of dance lessons, live music by Salsa Vibe, and food.
A student meets with a member of the financial aid staff

Easing the college transition

MAP-Works survey complements UI focus on student success
Launched in 2012, the MAP-Works survey offers a new way to proactively address UI student concerns. It’s helping the university keep students enrolled, make education affordable, and enhance overall student success.
Chefs in whites plate a dish.

Chefs tout culinary creations

Event honors renowned chef and UI benefactor Louis Szathmary
University of Iowa chefs got to show their stuff Feb. 21 at a special event honoring Louis Szathmary, the late chef who donated his cookbook collection to the university.
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.

Traffic changes near residence halls Aug 12-16

Temporary traffic flow changes near the University of Iowa residence halls will ease move-in
An estimated 4,000 University of Iowa students will move into residence halls Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 15 and 16, creating changes in traffic flow and access around the main residence halls.
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.