You may bond over late-night pizza. Game of Thrones. A floor trip to Chicago. Frisbee on the quad. A propensity for procrastination. Or a fondness for cat videos. Whatever brings them together, many IU students choose to live with the friends they make in the residence halls long after their first year.
Find the right place for you
IU’s many housing options include different room types, amenities, costs, learning communities (see below), and neighborhoods across campus. You’ll apply for housing through Residential Programs and Services after you’re admitted to IU. And once you’re admitted, watch for an invitation to join IUB’s official, private SchoolsApp community—where you can search for the perfect roommate.Learn more about housing and diningFind your place
residence halls and on-campus apartment buildings, in four neighborhoods
learning communities, where students share a common interest
dining locations, in residence halls and other campus buildings
First-year students live on campus
You’re required to live on campus your first year for a good reason: students who live in our residence halls do better in class, are more involved on campus, and are more likely to graduate. Learn about our residency requirement and exemptions.
Wherever you live on campus, we’ll cover the basic stuff—including furniture and Wi-Fi—and you’ll get perks that will help you succeed at IU:
- People you can turn to for advice, including a residence advisor and, in many residence halls, an academic advisor
- The Academic Support Centers, which are in three locations across campus and provide academic advising, tutoring, and other academic assistance
- The Residence Halls Association, a student government body where you can gain leadership skills and shape the student experience
Want to live and take classes with students who share your passion for, say, business, education, or science and technology? Apply to live in a living learning center. Students who live in these communities have higher GPAs and are more likely to stay in school than other students.Learn more about learning communities