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Get all the social and academic advantages of living on campus


Living in one of UNI's residence halls will put you in the thick of college life: dining, classes, Rod Library, computer labs, recreational facilities, athletic events, concerts, activities, and more. You'll meet people who are sure to become lifelong friends and who value the safe, secure environment and opportunities for involvement. It means you'll always have something to do and someone to do it with - sharing stories, late-night snacks, class notes, revelations and celebrations.

The most important reasons to live on-campus? Students who live on campus earn better grades and are more likely to graduate.

Living On-Campus is the Total Value

UNI continues to maintain low residence hall and dining rates among universities in the Missouri Valley Conference. UNI's rates compare favorably to an average cost at 25 other four-year public and private institutions in Iowa. Living on campus at UNI means quality surroundings, terrific food, and great opportunities to get involved and make friends - all at a reasonable price.


Continuous Housing

  • All residence halls, including ROTH and Panther Villiage, are open over all breaks (including Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks)



  • Housing facilities are locked 24/7
  • UNI Police are a short call away
  • Staff members are always nearby
  • Free programs help residents learn how to ensure their own personal safety, protect their possessions and deal effectively with emergencies

Additional Services:

  • Outgoing mail drop-off 
  • Flower and package drop-off and notification
  • Assistance is available in the event you're unable to access the building or your room
  • Check-out items such as board games, DVDs, sports equipment, tools, and vacuum cleaners
  • Hall offices can provide change for vending in the nearby vending machines

At UNI, you'll be cared for and cared about. That's our specialty!