Places to Live

It's more than a room!

Convenience, connection, community, and support are characteristics of on-campus living. We're more than just a place to live, on-campus housing is a vital part of your Cyclone experience!

Your room is part of a house with an immediately available network of ISU students. It's easy to find somebody who's looking to get dinner, form an intramural team, watch a movie, go to a Cyclone football game, catch a show in the M-Shop, or help you study for that chem test.

You will also have a Community Advisor (CA) living on your floor who is there to help answer questions, plan activities and create a welcoming community. You will also have a Hall Director, a live-in, full-time, professional staff member who is there to create an environment that contributes to your academic and personal success.

Plus, you're living on-campus so you're connected to what's happening on-campus and you're close to class, campus events, Campustown and your friends!

Take a Look Around!

Admissions offers Daily Campus Visits that include a Residence Hall Tour. A student guide will take you through a residence hall room, a commons area, and a dining center. Reservations are required. Please note: It isn't possible to see a specific room. Most of our locations are occupied year-round by residents/conference guests. For video tours of our halls and apartments, watch our "ISU Cribs" series on the DOR YouTube channel.

On-campus housing is composed of residence halls, University-owned apartments, and University-leased apartments. Each community is unique, but here are some of the things all of our communities have in common:
  • All on-campus contracts are academically friendly - you can cancel without penalty if you leave ISU.
  • All communities (except SUV) come furnished.
  • All utilities (except SUV gas) are included in the room/apartment rate.
  • All fees (except SUV gas) are conveniently billed to your Ubill.

Visit the community pages below for furnishings, amenities, and floor plans. Age eligibility for all locations is determined as of September 1 for fall contracts and February 1 for spring contracts.

Residence Halls - Following Recontracting, residence hall priority is given to any new admit aged 18 or younger and 19 year-old, newly admitted, freshmen. Priority is then given to 19 year-old, newly admitted, transfers. Other students are eligible for these locations provided space remains available after the above assignments have been made. Meal plans are required in all residence halls except Wallace and Wilson.

Richardson CourtSouth CampusUnion Drive
All halls East of the Memorial UnionAll halls South of Lincoln WayAll halls West of the Memorial Union
Barton, Lyon, & Freeman (BLF)BuchananEaton
Birch, Welch, & Roberts (BWR)GeoffroyFriley
Maple, Willow, & Larch (MWL)WilsonMartin
Oak & Elm  

Apartments - The apartment communities are available to all Returners and to any new admit aged 19 or older. Meal plans are encouraged, but are not required in any apartment community.

NeighborhoodS/FFurnishedUtilities IncludedUniversity
Frederiksen CourtSingleYesAllOwned
University VillageSingleNoAll, except GasOwned
Schilletter VillageFamilyNoAll, except GasOwned





  • Single = Housing for students who will not have family members live with them on-campus.
  • Family = Housing for students who will have a partner, spouse, children, or other family members live with them on-campus.