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Apartment Features


Hillside-Jennings Apartments offer on-campus convenience in a beautiful setting on the south side of the University of Northern Iowa campus. Affordable housing with the full support of UNI maintenance staff and apartments management staff make this a great choice for your UNI home.

Apartment features:

  • rent that is lower than the average in the community
  • utilities and laundry included in rent (beginning 2015-16)
  • on-site maintenance service
  • security by UNI Police
  • ResNet internet connectivity
  • basic extended cable service
  • on campus bus route
  • academic year contract
  • a parking space for each apartment
  • a central laundry facility
  • play areas for children
  • pet-free community

While each housing area has unique characteristics there are basic similarities in furnishings and requirements in all apartments.

All kitchens are equipped with wood cabinets, electric stove and a refrigerator. Bathrooms have a tub/shower unit, sink, toilet, and a medicine cabinet. Floors are vinyl tiled. Mini-blinds are furnished in all units.

Eligibility Requirements

Hillside-Jennings Apartment units are available to students who are married with or without children, single parents with legal custody of their child(ren), domestic partners, single graduate students, veterans, non-traditional (23 years and older) and new junior/senior transfer students.

A prepayment of $300 is required when an applicant accepts an offered apartment. If a student cancels their application after being assigned an apartment AND accepting the apartment, the $300 prepayment will be forfeited.


The availability of housing depends on the number of residents who vacate. Housing assignments are made on the basis of the date of application.

It is important to keep the Hillside-Jennings Apartments office informed of your current mailing address, e-mail address and phone number so we can contact you regarding a housing assignment. The phone number is (319) 273-6232.


Cable television through the local cable provider is available to all Hillside-Jennings Apartments residents free of charge.

Internet service is provided through UNI's Residential Network (ResNet) at no cost. Information regarding ResNet service at University Apartments, can be found on their website.


School-age children living in Hillside-Jennings Apartments attend either Southdale Elementary School, Peet Junior High, or Cedar Falls High School. Bus transportation is provided. You may obtain additional information by calling the Cedar Falls School Administration Office at (319) 553-3000.