So much more
than a floor.

House Details

Floor # 5
Capacity 50
Room Types Single, Double
Gender Male
Average Ceiling Height Between 8’2″ and 8’8″, with a downward slant toward the external wall.
Average Window Size Small: 22.5″ x 52″, Large: 45.5″ x 52″, X-Large: 70″ x 52″
A/C Yes
Furnishings Lofted bed; desk with bookshelf and desk chair; wardrobe with drawers; waste basket; recycle bin; mirror; towel bar; blinds.
More Details Niles-Foster has a den that has tables and chairs for studying, playing game or a quiet place to stretch out and relax. The community bathroom has individual shower stalls with a changing area. A water bottle refill station promotes the Department of Residence’s green initiatives.

House History

Named for William Niles (1858-1939) and John Foster (1876-1940).

William Niles was a professor of veterinary medicine. In addition to his teaching he carried on research in tuberculosis and hog cholera and was one of the men who developed immunizing hogs against cholera.

John Foster came to Iowa State as Dean of Men in 1922 and served in this capacity until 1927 when he became Dean of the Summer Session and a member of the Vocational Education Department. He served as President of Iowa State Teachers Association.