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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 can't beat the conveniences of living on-campus! Furthermore, 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.

Make college life easier

Enjoy the convenience of being closer to classes, the union, library, computer labs, lots of good places to eat, rec facilities, and tons of events. Make friends and feel connected. You'll meet more people - guaranteed. What are the most important reasons to live on campus?

Build leadership skills: Students can take advantage of activities and organizations, such as residence hall events, student government, intramural sports, and campus clubs.

Get better grades: Students who live on campus do better academically. You're more likely to take more academic credits and earn a higher grade point.

Graduate: Students who live on campus are more likely to graduate. Add to the factors contributing to your success - live on campus!

What UNI has to offer

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.

  • By living on campus, you'll avoid extra utility bills, rent security deposits, expensive trips to the grocery store, and chasing down roommates for their part of the rent.

Continuous housing

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



  • Housing facilities are locked 24/7

  • UNI Police are just a 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

  • Free on-campus mail (mailing an item on campus to a UNI location does not require a stamp)

  • Stamps can be purchased in the hall offices, or in Essentials in Maucker Union

  • 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

  • ATMs available on-campus (Maucker Union, Redeker Center, and Rialto dining center)

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