Long-Term Academic Program (LTAP) accommodations provide summer housing and dining on a sponsor-arranged basis for groups of participants in an ISU-sponsored academic program staying 14 days or more. ISU sponsors arrange the dates and select the housing and dining option for the group, and supply an ISU account for payment.

Housing Options

Long-Term Academic Program (LTAP) housing is typically available as early as the first Sunday of ISU’s Summer Session I classes and ends no later than the Saturday immediately following the last day of Summer Session II classes, although check-in and check-out dates are subject to availability each year. Sponsors should plan for check-in and check-out times between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The housing areas used for accommodations also house ISU summer school students and/or short-term conference groups that are usually academically focused. We offer two housing options for LTAP participants.

  • Frederiksen Court apartments are an option for program participants who are typically college undergraduates past their freshman year and above.
  • Buchanan Hall residence hall rooms are an option for high-school age participants, as well as undergraduate-age (and above) participants.

Frederiksen Court Housing

Frederiksen Court apartments are located on the north side of campus and are only a 15-minute walk to most major campus buildings. Passenger elevator access is available to all residents in these 3-story apartments. Frederiksen Court apartments are designed for four occupants with either four private bedrooms or two shared bedrooms (two people per bedroom with lofted beds). At the Department’s discretion, some shared bedrooms in the apartments may contain furnishings for two occupants, but only one occupant will be assigned to the bedroom. At the Department’s discretion, some bedrooms may remain unassigned and locked. Extra room furnishings will not be removed. The Department reserves the right to assign a guest from another similar program or an ISU student to any remaining vacancies within the apartment.

The apartments are air-conditioned, carpeted or solid-surface throughout, and furnished as follows: Bedroom furniture includes a bed (lofted in the two-bedroom apartments), clothing drawers, desk, chair, file caddy, and wardrobe. Living room furniture includes a sofa, armchair, end table, coffee table, and if a ceiling light is not present, then a table and floor lamp. Laundry and kitchen appliances include washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and garbage disposal. Telephone lines are not active in the apartments. Exterior building telephones will be active for emergency and local calls; long-distance calls require a calling card.  Each apartment has basic and expanded basic cable (televisions are not supplied). Apartments have wireless internet access. Residents provide their own study lamps, bed linens (for 36” x 80” XL twin-sized mattress), mattress pad, pillows, blankets, bedspreads, towels, washcloths, wastebaskets, cleaning supplies, cooking/dining items, and ethernet cable (if desired). Custodial service is not provided in the apartments. Residents will be provided a list of items to be cleaned upon check-out.

Alcoholic beverages may be consumed in the privacy of a Frederiksen Court apartment if individuals are age 21 or older. Smoking is prohibited on all university grounds, including parking lots, and in all university-owned or operated buildings, residence halls and apartments.

Frederiksen Court will be staffed with live-in Resident Assistants (RAs) in the ratio of approximately 1 RA for every 200 residents. Resident Assistants will serve as an information resource for program participants regarding Department and University policies and procedures. They will also enforce Department policies, such as when noise, dangerous or destructive behavior occurs. The Frederiksen Court Office, located within the Frederiksen Court Community Center also serves as a resource for guests.

Parking permits may be purchased at the ISU Parking Division in the Armory to park in the Frederiksen Court parking lots.

Frederiksen Court LTAP residents are required to have one of the Dining Options for Groups 14 or More Days.

See the Frederiksen Court Apartments and Community Center on a campus map or the layout of a typical Frederiksen Court Apartment (there are various configurations).

Buchanan Hall Housing

Buchanan Hall is located just south of Lincoln Way and the Memorial Union and is only a ten to fifteen-minute walk to most major campus buildings. The majority of Buchanan Hall housing consists of suites which are two sleeping rooms with a shared bathroom in between. Residents in one room can access the other sleeping room through the shared bathroom. Passenger elevator access is available to all residents in this high-rise (nine floors high) residence hall. The laundry room is located in the basement and is accessed using the resident’s building keycard. Laundry machines require a laundry card to operate and these may be purchased at ISU Dining’s Markets (remaining balance may be used at the Markets).

The rooms are air-conditioned and furnished as follows:  a combined dresser/wardrobe, desk, chair, and wastebasket for each resident; an XL twin-sized (single) bed (most of which will be lofted) and mattress for each resident; and window coverings. For safety reasons, do not change the current room furniture set-up (for example, loft or de-loft beds). Telephone lines are not active in resident rooms. Hallway and exterior building telephones will be active for emergency and local calls; long-distance calls require a calling card. Rooms do not have cable service and televisions are not supplied.  Residents provide their own study lamps, bed linens (for 36” x 80” XL twin-sized mattress), pillows, blankets, bedspreads, towels, washcloths, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, garbage bags, and ethernet cable (if desired). Custodial service is not provided in the suites.

Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in Buchanan in the Long-Term Academic Program areas. Smoking is prohibited on all university grounds, including parking lots, and in all university-owned or operated buildings, residence halls and apartments. 24 hour courtesy hours are always in effect. Quiet hours are Sunday through Thursday 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. and Friday and Saturday 2 – 9 a.m.

Buchanan Hall will be staffed with one or more live-in Resident Assistant (RA). RAs will serve as an information resource for program participants regarding Department and University policies and procedures. They will also enforce residence hall policies, such as when noise, dangerous or destructive behavior occurs. When open, the Buchanan Hall Desk also serves as a resource for guests.

A limited amount of short-term parking to unload vehicles during check-in will be available in Lot 62, south of Buchanan Hall. Long-term parking permits may be purchased for parking in a lot to be confirmed each summer. 

Buchanan Hall LTAP residents are required to have one of the Dining Options for Groups 14 or More Days.

See Buchanan Hall on a campus map.

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Housing Rates

Summer LTAP housing rates for groups are:

Frederiksen CourtNo Service Rate Service Rate
A space in a 4-bedroom, 4-person apartment
(1 person per bedroom)
$48 per day$52.75 per day
A space in a 2-bedroom, 4-person apartment
(2 people per bedroom)
$36 per day $40.75 per day
Buchanan HallNo Service Rate Service Rate
A space in a double-as-single-occupancy room$48 per day $52.50 per day
A space in a double-occupancy room$36 per day $40.50 per day
A space in a designed single-occupancy room (smaller room)$36per day $40.50 per day

For questions regarding estimates for future summers or special circumstances, consult with Conference Services Staff.

Internet and Wireless Access for Guests

All residence halls and Frederiksen Court apartments are wireless. Guest access to the internet through the ISU campus network is a service provided by Information Technology Services at ISU. This service allows visitors temporary access to the internet to browse the Web and check their e-mail. Initial guest access is 7 days and after the 7-day period, visitors will not be able to re-register for guest access for 90 days. Steps to use the guest access are:

  1. Navigate to Network Settings on your wireless device and click “ISUguest”.
  2. Iowa State’s Network Registration page will automatically open for most devices. If not, please open a web browser and go to https://netreg.iastate.edu.
  3. Select the specific event you are attending if it is listed and click “Register Here”, or if it is not listed click “Guest Registration Here”.
  4. Enter your local contact information and click “Next”.
  5. Read the terms and click “I Agree”. You will be taken to a registration confirmation page.
  6. Shut down your device completely for at least 5 minutes.
  7. When you reboot your device you will have access through the ISUguest network.

Dining Options for Groups 14 or More Days

Described below are ISU Dining Options. Rates and options for the next summer will be posted in approximately January of each year.

Each LTAP participant and live-in staff (if any) are required to have either a Block Plan and/or a Dining Dollars Plan described below. Meal cards will be issued to individuals for access to their dining option. Dining Service will include breakfast, lunch, and dinner served seven days a week except for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and other exceptions noted below.

Additional Information

Complete serving hours for all ISU Dining Centers, Markets, and retail operations will be posted on the ISU Dining website on the Hours & Menus link as they become available. Menus and nutritional information will be on the Hours & Menus link as they become available.

When visiting the ISU Dining website, be aware that other information is for ISU registered students under individual contracts only and may not apply to LTAP groups (consult with Conference Services Staff if questions).

Replacements for lost meal cards may be obtained by contacting the Conference Services Office in 1243 Friley, telephone (515) 294-8384, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m. If a replacement is needed outside of these hours, guests may obtain assistance through a dining services manager. There is a $25 charge for a permanent replacement (consult with Conference Services Staff for additional details).

Friley Windows Summer Serving Times*
 SundayMonday-FridaySaturday
BreakfastClosed7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.Closed
Lunch11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.*11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.*11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.*
Dinner4:00-6:00 p.m.4:00-6:00 p.m.4:00-6:00 p.m.

*See serving dates and exceptions under “Dining Options for Groups 14 or More Days” above.  Additional meals may be purchased by individuals paying cash, DD$, or with MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover credit card in the serving line. The Sponsor may also purchase guest meal tickets in advance through the Department of Residence staff member coordinating your LTAP contract.

Guest Meal RatesAdultChildren (9 & Under)
Breakfast$10$8.75
Lunch$12.50$9.75
Dinner$12.50$9.75
Pay at Entrance Adult Children (9 & Under)
Breakfast$11.50$9
Lunch$14.50$10.50
Dinner$14.50$10.50

Children 3 and under eat at no cost.

ISU Catering

From bakery items and boxed lunches to unique appetizers and served dinners, ISU Catering’s managers and chefs are equipped to handle any size event.  Full-service catering is available for both university and non-university customers. ISU Catering is the provider of food and beverage services for events held at the Memorial Union. Staff have years of experience catering events throughout ISU’s campus and the Ames area.  Pick-up, delivery, and fully-staffed service is available.

Catering staff will meet with you to understand your event and the type of food you would like to have.  Catering staff can accommodate special dietary needs as well as customize a meal of local or organic ingredients.

Our menu is available online at the ISU Catering website, or call us at (515) 294-2103, extension 1 to speak with one of our catering managers.  We look forward to working with you!

Accommodations Request and Contracting

For housing and dining availability, contact our Conference Services Staff. Housing and dining in specific areas is subject to availability of space and facilities projects each summer.

Due to our department’s need for advance scheduling notifications for full-time staff, anticipated use of staff from outside our department, and the number of facilities projects/improvements, we are establishing deadlines and a financial commitment from our conference groups.