Did you know that students who live on campus are 38% graduate faster than students who choose to live off campus?

Starting Jan. 18, students can sign a housing contract to live on campus next fall. The room selection process will begin Feb. 1 (see the timeline below).

Don’t forget – all housing contracts through the Iowa State University Department of Residence are academic friendly, meaning students are not required to sign for a calendar year, and can be let out of their contract for academic-related reasons, like internships or study abroad semesters.

The deadline to cancel contracts without penalty will be March 1.

If you have questions, please email housing@iastate.edu or call 515-294-2900.

Re-Contracting Timeline

January 18: Housing Contracts for 2024-25 open for all current Iowa State students

February 1-29: Room Selection Window

  • Feb. 1: Choose to retain your current room
  • Feb. 6-8: Pull in preferred roommate (only for those who chose to retain their space)
  • Feb. 13: Apartment Selection begins
  • Feb. 15: Residence Hall Selection begins
  • Feb. 29: Room Selection closes at 11:59 p.m.

March 1: Deadline to cancel your contract without penalty.