Why go through the hassle of subleasing off-campus? Summer is more convenient and less-expensive once you factor in travel time, safety, cable, internet, and utilities, etc.

Summer Contracts open in the housing portal the week of March 5, 2022.

  • Housing will be in Buchanan Hall and in Frederiksen Court (FC), Schilletter Village (SV) and University Village (UV) apartments.
    • FC buildings 31, 32, 33, and 34 are CLOSED for summer 2022.
  • FC, SV, and UV ARE NOT AVAILABLE as summer only assignments.
    • To be eligible to live in these locations, you must live there spring 2022 or be assigned there for fall 2022.
  • Only families may live in SV.
  • A minimum two-week stay is required for summer. Residents staying less than two weeks will still be charged for two full weeks.
  • Rates are available here.

Assignments will show in the housing portal on Friday, April 22, 2022.

  • Due to only having 1 day between Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 and the need to limit the number of moves, summer assignments will be made as follows:
    • If your spring 2022 assignment is in Buchanan, FC, UV or SV, you will stay in the same space for summer.
    • If your spring 2022 assignment is in all other locations, you will be assigned to Buchanan.
      • Only in the situation where your fall 2022 assignment is currently vacant, will we be able to assign you to your fall 2022 assignment for summer.
  • Students will be able to transition to their fall 2022 assignments at the end of summer during the first week of August.
  • Your assignment isn’t final until you check-in.┬áThe condition of spaces can’t be known until the current residents leave.
    • If the space is not ready, we may have to reassign you.

Meal Plans

Meal plans are not required in any on-campus housing location during the summer. If you wish to purchase a Block Plan or Dining Dollars, you can do so in the Housing and Dining Portal. Descriptions of these options can be found on the ISU Dining website.

Qualified ADA Housing Requests

If you qualify for a medical accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and wish for that to be considered when your assignment is made, please submit a Housing Accommodation Request Form and documentation to Student Accessibility Services.


Cancellations for summer must be submitted via email to housing@iastate.edu.

  • Cancel deadlines are:
    • May 1 = Entire Summer and Session 1 Only
    • June 1= Session 2 Only
  • While there is no cancellation penalty for summer, charges begin to accrue as of the scheduled move-in date, even if you have not yet moved in.
    • These charges are non-refundable and continue to accrue until you have cancelled your contract and completed a proper move-out (if moved-in).

Summer Conference Housing

The above information is specifically for students, but Iowa State University is the perfect location for your next meeting or event! Whether it is sports camps, business meetings or an organizational function, our Conference Services staff offers quality accommodations, in an academic setting, at an exceptional price. For more information, please visit our Conference Services Web site.