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Success Starts Here Nearly 95 percent of first-year students, many transfer students, and over

The University of Iowa’s housing and dining system is part of the Division

a thousand second-, third-, and fourth-year students choose to live on

of Student Life. It is comprised of 10 residence halls, three dining market

campus at Iowa. We’re excited that you’re considering joining us! Living

places, and several retail cafés and convenience stores, as well as a food

on campus allows students the opportunity to create lifelong friendships,

truck. Our halls are also home to fitness centers and instructional technology

participate in a wide variety of events, and live in a culturally diverse

centers. These operations are supported by numerous professional,


support, graduate, and undergraduate staff, along with volunteer campus partners and student leaders.

We also believe that students’ dining experiences are an educational opportunity. We have several on-campus kitchens working daily to offer

University Housing & Dining complements the academic mission of the

a variety of menu items and dining experiences. Each kitchen produces

University of Iowa by providing clean, well-maintained, secure, healthy, and

quality food that is easily accessible at multiple locations across campus.

affordable housing and dining options designed to meet the diverse and

Whether you are on campus or on-the-go, you can find a quality snack or

evolving developmental, educational, and nutritional needs of students

meal that’s been prepared for you in one of our many kitchens.

living in a multicultural community.


Education Outside the Classroom At the University of Iowa, students’ learning and education doesn’t end when they leave the classroom. The on-campus residence and dining experiences are designed to enhance and complement experiences that occur in more traditional learning settings.

By living on campus at Iowa, students will advance their personal awareness to be responsible members of their communities. To support this, residential staff will engage with students individually and through group activities designed to promote their success in college throughout the academic year. These efforts focus on three main areas: Learning About Self, Discovering Relationships, and Engaging in Community.

Learning About Self is developing and reflecting on identity and personal success strategies.

Discovering Relationships is fostering connections by exploring various perspectives and experiences.

Engaging In Community is choosing responsible actions to better your communities and self.

By engaging with their peers, hall staff, Living Learning Community opportunities, and campus resources, students in the residence halls have a rich environment to be successful at the University of Iowa.




Your Community Your Home All in One Place The residence halls at the University of Iowa are more than


just a place to live. In addition to secure and comfortable

Mayflower Hall is located on Dubuque Street adjacent

surroundings, the halls provide you with a glimpse of what living independently is all about: interacting with people from various backgrounds, taking responsibility for personal behavior, and learning how to have fun – and get along – with friends and neighbors. This provides you with a dynamic and exciting living learning experience

to City Park and the Beckwith Boat House. The suitestyle rooms at Mayflower are the largest on campus and feature in-suite kitchens and bathrooms. Mayflower Hall is home to Mayflower Market (convenience store), a fitness center, and lounge/study spaces.

on campus.


Petersen Residence Hall is a 10-floor facility with a

Burge Hall is home to 961 residents on single-gender

community of 501 residents. Petersen hosts Black’s Gold

floors. Burge also hosts Burge Market Place (dining hall),

Grill restaurant, a neighborhood learning commons, and

Clinton Street Market (convenience store), and lounge/ study spaces.

CATLETT HALL Catlett Hall, the UI’s newest residence hall, is home to

many lounge/study spaces, as well as exceptional views of the campus and Iowa City.


1,049 residents. Rooms in Catlett offer exceptional views

Rienow Hall is home to 488 residents on single-gender

of the Iowa River and the University of Iowa campus.

floors, and is located next to UI Hospitals and Clinics, the

Catlett Hall includes Catlett Market Place, Fire Up Late

athletics and sports complex, and the health sciences

Night Grill, a fitness center, and lounge/study spaces.

campus. Rienow Hall has lounge/study spaces and is less than a block from the Field House, which offers

CURRIER HALL Currier Hall is home to 628 residents and offers historic

basketball and racquetball courts, an indoor jogging track, and facilities for exercise classes.

charm along with a variety of room layouts. Currier hosts a fitness center, computer lab, community room, and lounge/study spaces.

SLATER HALL Slater Hall houses 489 residents and is adjacent to the


University of Iowa’s cultural houses and located across

Daum Hall houses the honors student community and

the street from Rienow Hall. Residents enjoy access

is directly connected to the Blank Honors Center and

to lounge/study spaces on each floor and a music

adjacent to the Pomerantz Center. Connected via tunnel

practice room within the building. The CAMBUS stop

to Burge Hall, Daum features recently renovated rooms

just outside Slater’s front door allows easy access to

and study lounges and is home to 344 residents.

the entire campus.

HILLCREST HALL Overlooking the Iowa River, Hillcrest Hall is home to 823 residents in unique, character-filled rooms. Hillcrest is adjacent to the health sciences campus, the athletic and sports complex, and the downtown/East Campus.

STANLEY HALL Stanley Hall is home to 374 residents. Connected to Currier Hall, Stanley has a high-rise feel with lounges on each floor, most of which offer a panoramic view of the

Hillcrest contains the Hillcrest Market Place, Grand

Iowa River. Stanley Hall hosts a variety of room types

Avenue Market (convenience store), a fitness center, and

and the Ecklund Lounge, boasting multiple study spaces

lounge/study spaces.

and vistas of the Iowa River and Hancher Auditorium.



Find Your Community LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY (LLC) EXPERIENCE A Living Learning Community (LLC) experience focuses on placing students together based on academic areas of interest. Students are placed in smaller residence hall communities, have support from an on-campus academic department, take a common course, and participate in events and initiatives that are unique to the LLC.

We have 18 unique LLCs that students can choose from and offer a wide variety of options. LLCs blend the residential and academic experience for students, allowing them to try new things, make new friends, and connect with the University of Iowa and Iowa City communities.

There are also opportunities for students to partake in shared coursework and interact with faculty and staff members in a more informal setting. Research shows that students who live in, and actively engage in, LLC environments are more likely to stay in college, earn a higher GPA, and experience a greater degree of satisfaction with their overall college experience.

Our goal is to create inclusive and meaningful living environments for our students through programming and shared experiences. Each LLC is facilitated primarily by a Residence Education Coordinator, who works and collaborates with a team consisting of a Hall Coordinator, Resident Assistants, and campus partners. Our campus partners are a diverse group, consisting of Iowa faculty and staff, as well as local businesses in the Iowa City area. Each partner brings unique contributions to the LLC dynamic, originating from professional experience or personal interest. By exploring the theme of their LLC through multiple lenses, students have an experience in our residence halls that is significant, challenging, and memorable.

All In


Be-WISE: Women in Science and Engineering

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Iowa Writers

Political Matters

Journalism and Mass Communication

Public Health

Sport and Recreation Management

Tomorrow's Teachers Today

Justice for All LEX: Legal Exploration


Creative Matters

Living Literature

Well Beings

Global Mosaic

People In Engineering

Young, Gifted and Black

HONORS EXPERIENCE The Honors experience allows invited students to take advantage of the many resources on campus specifically for Honors students, including the Belin-Blank Honors Center. Students do not take a shared course, but have opportunities to engage with a community of other Honors students.

NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE Open to all first year and transfer students, a New Student experience allows students to experience everything the University of Iowa has to offer. This experience focuses heavily on the Iowa Challenge and encourages students to explore the many resources available to students on campus.

RETURNING STUDENT EXPERIENCE A Returning Student experience is for students who have already lived in the residence halls for at least a year. Students have the opportunity to build on experiences from their first year on campus, expand peer relationships, connect with campus staff, and develop future goals for after graduation.




What’s in Your Room? Did you know the average student spends over twice as much time each day in their residence hall as they do in class? Use the information in this guide to make living on campus an important part of your college experience.

LOFTS Most residence hall rooms have loftable beds, and your bed will be lofted in all halls except Mayflower upon move in. Once you arrive, if you would like to reconfigure your bed in any of these buildings, complete a work order at your front desk. UH&D staff must do the work for you, as these beds are very heavy. Do not try to change the loft yourself. Delofting requests may take 2-3 days to complete at the start of the year. Thank you for your patience.

FURNITURE & DECOR All furniture must remain in the rooms, but additional pieces from home may be added as space allows. Rooms are carpeted in every residence hall except Slater, Rienow, Stanley, Daum, Petersen, and Catlett.


Mattress (extra long, 36” x 80”)


Desk chair

Medicine cabinet

Bulletin board

Certain rooms may contain other furniture, including chest of drawers, kitchens, baths, etc.




Trash can

Recycling bin



Data port

Wireless internet

Cable TV service

Phone outlet


What Should You Bring? Not sure what you will need during your first year here at Iowa? This list will help you figure out just what you will need for your first year living on campus. Keep in mind, however, that you will (most likely) be sharing the room with someone else, so think small! Also, you may want to communicate with your future roommate to decide who will bring what shared items. •

Appropriate clothing—we suggest items of lighter clothing, which can be layered as it gets colder and shed as it warms up. Bring hats, gloves, and boots for winter.

Academic supplies (backpack, pens, notebooks, etc.)

Computer, laptop, or tablet

Bathrobe, shower shoes, and a small bucket for carrying toiletries

Bedding: blankets, pillows, and sheets (all beds require extra-long sheets, 36” x 80”)

Cleaning supplies

Clothes hangers

Desk lamp with LED or CFL light bulbs

Fan (for good circulation and white noise)

Laundry basket/bag, detergent, and supplies

Towels, washcloths, and toiletry items

Power strip

Reusable water bottle, cutlery, and plate

Bike, helmet, and bike lock (UI is a silver level bike friendly university)

INSURANCE The university does not provide insurance for student belongings. Students and/or their parents should consult their current homeowner's policy to determine if a student's belongings are covered through a current policy. A renter's insurance policy can be purchased as part of a homeowner's policy, or you can purchase insurance through companies specializing in property insurance for college students.

What Not to Bring •

Alcohol or alcohol containers

Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia

Candles, incense, toaster ovens, Pizzazz, hot plates, or grills

Tobacco and electronic cigarettes (may be stored but not used on campus)

Firearms, fireworks, or explosives

Halogen lamps (all styles)

Wireless printers (incompatible with UIDeviceNet)

Pets, except fish

Space heaters

Google Chromecast (incompatible with UIDeviceNet)




Roommates Whether you elect to live with someone you’ve known for years or select through our roommate-matching system, having a roommate is a new experience for most incoming students. Many resources are in place to ensure that an environment of communication, respect, constructive conflict, and fun exists. University Housing & Dining urges residents to complete roommate success plans to better understand each other’s needs, beliefs, and expectations. Additionally, gender-inclusive roommate matching is available in all communities and residence halls.

At the beginning of each academic year, Resident Assistants (RAs) hold floor meetings during which they share tips and suggestions on how to create a strong roommate relationship based on respect for the space and each other. Then, after the third week of classes, students meet with RAs to explain the roommate agreements that they have created and your plan of action for how to address any potential conflict moving forward.


Other People You’ll Meet HALL COORDINATORS Hall coordinators are full-time staff members with master’s degrees in higher education. They provide student support, connection to resources, and crisis response in emergencies. Hall coordinators oversee the day-to-day operations and student development of the University of Iowa’s residence hall buildings and grounds.

RESIDENT ASSISTANTS Among the ten residence halls there are approximately 150 resident assistants living on the floors. Each RA is responsible for an average of 45 residents. RAs are students who provide community development through individual and group interactions, are first responders to situations through duty rounds, work desk hours, and have a variety of administrative tasks to complete.

HALL GOVERNMENT & LEADERSHIP Each residence hall has a hall association that coordinates community events and works to improve the student experience. Students can get involved by joining the hall association executive board; elections happen each September. Associated Residence Halls and National Residence Hall Honorary are two additional student organizations within the residence halls. Students can get involved in these organizations by becoming senators or applying to be in NRHH after they have lived on campus for at least one semester.

HALL DESKS & SUPPORT STAFF Each hall has an information desk that serves as a central location for students to get the help they need. This is where students go to get their packages, check out spare keys, or submit a work order for their room. Each desk is staffed by full-time clerical staff working Monday through Friday, or student desk clerks who are ready to help in whatever way they can.

CUSTODIAL & MAINTENANCE STAFF Each residence hall is maintained by in-house custodial and maintenance staff. Custodial staff work seven days a week and maintenance staff work weekdays, with weekend on call availability. Both custodial and maintenance staff operate and are supervised within University Housing & Dining. Emergency maintenance is available at the direction of the professional staff member on duty.

EMBEDDED THERAPISTS We know college can be challenging and we’re here to help. Especially for those transitioning to college for the first time, living in the residence halls can present a number of new challenges. University Housing & Dining (in partnership with University Counseling Services) offers free counseling within our residence halls, making it easy for students to get the support they need. Our embedded therapists are available to help with a variety of situations, including: stress management, emotional regulation, and dealing with academic demands. University Counseling Service (UCS) has a counseling office available in Catlett Hall, conveniently located on the east side of campus, close to where many students live or attend class.



Rates & Billing Residence hall room charges are billed once a semester via the university bill, making it easy to utilize scholarships and financial aid. All room rates include heat, electricity, air conditioning, water, cable TV, internet, and garbage services. Rates cover the academic year, including Fall and Spring Breaks. Below is a chart outlining the most common room rates, and more detailed information may be found on our website.





Double – Traditional halls




Double – Mayflower




Double – Catlett & Petersen




Single – Traditional halls




Single – Mayflower




Single – Catlett & Petersen




Triple – Traditional halls




HAWKEYE DOLLARS Hawkeye Dollars are funds available to you from your room contract that may be used for purchase at the laundry services, select vending machines in the residence halls, and at UH&D operated campus dining locations, including all convenience (“C”) stores, Campus Cafés, and market places.

Additional Hawkeye Dollars may be added to your account at any time by using one of the Hawkeye Dollars reloading stations conveniently located at the Burge, Hillcrest, and Mayflower lobbies, or online at Hawkeye Dollars expire upon termination of your active affiliation with the University of Iowa as a current student, faculty, or staff member, or upon twelve (12) months of inactivity in the account, whichever comes first. You may apply for a refund of unused Hawkeye Dollars when your affiliation with the University of Iowa ends. Refunds will carry a $20 refund processing fee that will be deducted from the balance.

HOUSING DURING UNIVERSITY BREAKS Students may stay in the halls at no cost during fall and spring breaks. A registration form will be emailed to students prior to these breaks, and must be completed/returned in order to in the halls during break. Winter break housing is available in all halls for a flat rate of $300.

Students taking summer courses are allowed to stay in the halls during summer break, if they are a University of Iowa student with a valid student ID number and Iowa One card, and they are registered for a minimum of one summer academic credit. For more information regarding summer housing, please visit


MEDICAL (ADA) ACCOMMODATIONS The University of Iowa and University Housing & Dining are committed to providing equitable opportunities in higher education and programs for academically qualified students without regard to disability.

Students with a variety of

disabilities and chronic medical conditions are welcome and encouraged to live in campus housing and we value the contributions all students make in our communities. Student needs differ individually, and University Housing & Dining will make reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.

Prospective students who have a disability should make a written request for a reasonable accommodation as soon as possible after submitting their housing application. The priority deadline for these requests is May 15.

GUEST ACCOUNTS & INFORMATION PRIVACY As a student, you should understand your rights, as well as the limitations of your families’ involvement in your life while at college under the law.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) limits the information that can be shared with families without your express consent. University staff members will be able to discuss policies and regulations in general terms, but will be unable to provide specific information about you. We encourage you to reach out directly to work with staff members when concerns arise and maintain open communication with your family to ensure a positive Hawkeye experience. University staff members are trained to help you navigate the university and support you as you manage roommate experiences, have billing questions, etc. as you become an independent adult. More details about FERPA are available at

As a parent and/or family member, you should understand your rights and the rights of your student, as well as the limitations of your involvement in your student’s life away from home under the law. While some offices on campus do provide guest accounts for parents and families to access student information, this is not a practice in University Housing & Dining. University Housing & Dining staff members will be able to discuss policies and regulations in general terms, but will be unable to provide specific information about your student. This means we are unable to speak with you on specifics of billing questions, roommate relationships, room changes, etc. University staff members are trained to help students process these questions and situations, helping students to gain skills and experiences that will help them to navigate the university and learn to ask for help as become independent adults and global citizens.



Getting Around Campus CAMBUS University






located near main campus buildings, as well as local shopping, dining, and entertainment options.








provides the





qualifying persons with disabilities, CAMBUS also provides a complimentary demandresponse service called the Bionic Bus. The services are no fare and available to the general public. CAMBUS stops are located near each residence hall.

NITE RIDE The University of Iowa’s Nite Ride program offers free, safe rides home. UI Public Safety use a 15-passenger UI van to transport persons of all genders from a designated pickup point to their residence halls. The van is driven by a fully uniformed, full-time UI Department of Public Safety Security Officer. The van is also clearly marked with signs saying Nite Ride and bearing the UI Public Safety emblem and the phone number. For more information, and to download the app, visit:

BIKING AT IOWA Commuting by bicycle is a fast and efficient way to navigate the University of Iowa’s 1,700 acre campus. It’s often the quickest and most convenient way around the Iowa City/Coralville area as well. The League of





the University of Iowa as a Silver Bicycle Friendly University. Always remember to wear a helmet and follow all Iowa City bicycle laws and regulations. It is important to ride predictably.


Beyond Your Residence Hall ABOUT IOWA CITY


The Iowa City area comprises a collection of three communities united as

Iowa City is home to miles of bike trails and dozens of parks including the

one. The collegiate spirit of Iowa City, the retail mecca of Coralville and the

beautiful 107-acre City Park on the banks of the Iowa River. Nearby are Lake

parks and open spaces of North Liberty all add up to a Johnson County

Macbride State Park, Coralville Lake and Dam (featuring the Devonian Fossil

community unlike any other anywhere.

Gorge) and F. W. Kent Park, which provide thousands of acres of camping, hunting, fishing, and boating opportunities.

Consistently voted one of the best places to live in the U.S. by everyone

from Outside Magazine to the American Institute for Economic Research, Iowa City is home to 71,591 residents. It’s a community that takes pride in


openness, inclusion, and safety. It’s a place where everyone is welcome.

Iowa City boasts a vibrant arts community, including an annual summer jazz festival that attracts international stars, the Iowa Arts Festival,

But it’s also a cultural hub, a gathering place for artists of every medium, the

book readings and seminars through Iowa’s world renowned Writers’

home of some of America’s most inventive minds, and so much more. Iowa

Workshop and access to world-class music and drama, including

City is one of just 28 UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world, and only one

Shakespeare Under the Stars, Broadway shows, and Chicago’s Joffrey

of two in the U.S, establishing it as an international destination for creative

Ballet from UI’s Hancher.

thinkers. That energy fills the streets, creating a vibrant place that we love

to call home.



Dining on Campus The University of Iowa offers several dining options for convenient, healthy, and delicious meals for every student’s taste and schedule. Choose from fresh and delicious foods, find a seat, and enjoy the bright and friendly market place atmosphere!

For something special, try the made-to-order options, including burger bars and Chef’s Table. You can also enjoy a quick and satisfying meal at one of our Campus Cafés conveniently located in several academic buildings, the Main Library, the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, and the Iowa Memorial Union.

BUDGET-FRIENDLY DINING Leave the cooking and the dishes to the dining team! Dining plans at the University of Iowa help students and their families select the options that best fit their schedules and budgets. A meal plan is required for all first-year students living on campus, as well as returning students living in a room without a university-supplied kitchen. A meal plan is purchased in advance of an academic semester at a discount off the walk-in price. Meals plans are not available for use during fall, winter, and spring break periods.




Get maximum flexibility with an unlimited meal

Don’t have time to sit down for a meal? Flex meals

plan, including 75 flex meals, which can be used

offer students the ability to use a meal swipe

at any Market Place or on-campus retail location.

at eight convenient on-campus retail locations,

Visit the market places as often as you want and

with the option to use up to five flex meals per

have approximately five additional flex meals

day. Flex options vary by location, but a sample

every week.

meal from that retail location includes an entree, two sides and a beverage. Look for the flex meal


logo on eligible flex items. If you purchased the

Our most popular plan includes 145 market place

Gold or Black Meal Plan, you automatically have

meals and 75 flex meals. Together, this allows you

75 Flex meals included, and more can be added

to eat an average of 14 meals per week.

by purchasing a Herky Booster Pack. Flex meals may also be used at our market places in lieu of a


traditional meal swipe.

This plan includes 75 meals. If you live in a room with a university-supplied kitchen you can select


this as your primary meal plan. This plan gives you

Some restrictions apply, but currently enrolled

an average of five meals per week.

students may modify or cancel their meal plan at the beginning of each semester. Meal plan


changes are not permitted after Friday, August

This option is designed for students who have

31, 2018 for fall semester, and Friday, January 25,

used all of the meals in their Black or Hawkeye

2019 for spring semester.

meal plans, or for commuting students, faculty, and staff who eat frequently on campus. Unlike the

Cancellations made during the first three weeks

other meal plans, any meals from a Herky Booster

will follow the refund schedule that is detailed at

Pack remaining at the end of the summer or fall, regardless

semesters will roll over to the next semester, and

of meals eaten.

do not expire until the end of the spring semester. To modify, cancel, or check your meal plan

Multiple Herky Booster Packs may be purchased.

balance visit Students who


withdraw from the university or cancel their non-

Our Gold and Black meal plans include eight guest

resident meal plan will receive a refund based on

meals per semester. You can use these meals

the schedule below, regardless of the number

to treat a friend to a meal in Burge, Catlett, or

of meals eaten. Meal plan cancellation date is

Hillcrest Market Places. When you arrive at the

determined based on when a resident officially

market place, simply tell the cashier you will be

checks out of their hall.

using a guest meal. Unused guest meals expire at the end of each semester. Donate your guest meals to the Meal Share program!





Unlimited 75

8 $1850.00


145 75 8 $1672.00



75 n/a $725.00

Herky Booster





All residence hall students in rooms without a kitchen must select either the Gold or Black meal plan. If you do not choose a meal plan, you will automatically be enrolled in the Gold meal plan. All plans are available for purchase by any off-campus students, faculty, or staff.



Hand Crafted on Campus AWARD WINNING CHEFS University Dining is home to seven full-time chefs with over 50 years combined experience in a wide variety of culinary fields. Each market place has a dedicated head chef, in addition to bakery, catering, and cold foods chefs. The dining team works diligently to craft a menu that is nutritious, and current with popular food trends.

UNIVERSITY CATERING Whether you are looking for meeting snacks or a fullservice meal option we are available to assist you in your next event. Centrally located in the Iowa Memorial Union, University Catering has a full menu for student organizations at a discounted rate. This includes, but is not limited to, beverages, appetizers, snacks, buffet meals, served dinners, and desserts. Place an order online at:


Leaders in Sustainability We work with over 20 local Iowa farmers, orchardists, growers and vendors to purchase local foods when possible in an effort to provide fresher, better tasting foods and limit our environmental impact by reducing transportation distance.

University Housing & Dining has been a leader in implementing the pre-consumer and post-consumer food waste program since 2007 and serves as a model for other institutions, including restaurants and grocery stores in Johnson County. Our food pulpers reclaim, and save, 2.25 million gallons of water per year, and help to compost approximately 450,000 lbs. of food scraps every year.

Other Services FEEL BETTER MEALS Take advantage of our feel better meal program. If you are unable to come to the market place due to illness, you can arrange for a meal to be brought to your room. To utilize this service, have your RA or roommate bring your ID to the market place and we can assist you.

HAWKEYE TREATS CARE PACKAGES Send love to your student! University Housing & Dining has a variety of care packages and seasonal treats for any occasion, including final exams, birthdays, holidays, get well soon wishes, or just because. Order at:

We’re Listening Market place and cafÊ menus are developed with students in mind and your input is essential to that process. Comments, suggestions, and requests can be submitted via email at, or directly to Jill Irvin, Director of University Dining, (319) 353-2046. University Dining also has a student advisory committee which you are encouraged to join.

Questions regarding meal plans should be directed to Contracts & Assignments, located in the University Housing & Dining Administrative Office at 4141 Burge Hall, (319) 335-3000.



Making Nutritious Choices Our market places offer a great variety of nutritious choices for you to choose from. Make sure to make half of your plate fruits and vegetables, a quarter of your plate whole grains and a quarter lean protein (such as chicken or eggs). Look for our UChoose icon (and apple with an “I” in the center) on our menu items. This icon means food items are a nutritious choice because they have been analyzed to meet the following criteria: low calories, low sodium, and low fat and zero trans-fat. Check out our dining blog for more information.

NETNUTRITION® NetNutrition® is an online tool to view menu allergens and nutrition information for items served in our market places. Within NetNutrition® you can filter by dining location, allergens, and other preferences such as vegan and vegetarian options. This program can help you make more informed choices while dining with us.

LAURA CROTEAU, RD, LD Meet Laura Croteau, RD, LD, our Registered Dietitian. Laura is available to help you with food allergies, navigating the market places, making a nutritious plate,





questions. For more information, contact Laura at or at (319) 353-2299.


Allergen and Food Preference Considerations We want to ensure everyone dining with us has a safe experience. There are several options available for those with food allergies or other dietary requests. A registered dietitian is available for consultations with students who have dietary concerns. Additionally, the University of Iowa works to inform those with dietary needs in a variety of ways.

All food and menu items are clearly labeled with icons that state whether an item contains gluten and or the following allergens: milk, eggs, fish, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts. For more allergen information, visit

Almond and soy milk are available for those who are lactose intolerant, have a milk allergy, or have a food preference.

There are clearly labeled vegetarian and vegan options available throughout our market places.

If you have a religious preference that excludes the consumption of pork or pork products, please speak with one of our dining team members. Halal beef and chicken are available upon request.

You can choose to get your meals prepared in the back of the kitchen to limit the possibility of cross contact. This requires a doctor’s note and completion of a request for accommodation form, which can be found at

Our market places have a fridge with gluten-free products such as bread, buns, bagels, cookies, and other goodies. We also have gluten-free noodles, chicken tenders, and pizza available upon request!

During the 2018-19 year, University Housing & Dining will launch an allergy-free station, located in Burge Market Place. All foods at this station will be prepared exclusively with ingredients which do not contain gluten or the following allergens: milk, eggs, fish, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts.

Housing & Dining at The University of Iowa cannot guarantee the accuracy of nutrition information. Nutrition and ingredient information may vary due to product substitutions and formulation by the manufacturer prior to product purchase by the University. Additionally, cross contact and other variables are beyond the University’s control. Individuals with foodrelated dietary concerns should be aware of this risk and understand that University Housing & Dining does not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items with which one may come into contact while eating at any UI dining location.For individualized assistance please contact Laura Croteau at or (319) 353-2299 or speak with a manager or chef in your respective market place.



Full-Service Facilities At the University of Iowa, there are three all-you-care-toeat dining centers. Two are located on the east side of the river in Burge and Catlett Residence Halls and the other is in Hillcrest Residence Hall on the west side of the river. All these locations accept “meal swipes” (the primary way you’ll use your university ID with the meal plan you bought, to pay for meals).

BURGE MARKET PLACE Monday-Thursday Breakfast/Lunch: 7:30 am-3:30 pm Dinner: 5:00-8:30 pm Friday Breakfast/Lunch: 7:30 am-3:30 pm Dinner: 5:00-7:00 pm Saturday and Sunday Breakfast/Lunch: 8:00 am-3:30 pm Dinner: 4:30-7:00 pm

CATLETT MARKET PLACE Monday-Thursday Breakfast/Lunch: 7:00 am-2:30 pm Dinner: 4:00-8:30 pm Friday Breakfast/Lunch: 7:00 am-2:30 pm Dinner: 4:00-7:00 pm

HILLCREST MARKET PLACE Monday-Thursday Breakfast/Lunch: 7:00 am-2:00 pm Dinner: 3:30-8:30 pm Friday Breakfast/Lunch: 7:00 am-2:00 pm Dinner: 3:30-7:00 pm Saturday Breakfast/Lunch: 8:00 am-2:00 pm Dinner: 3:30-7:00 pm Sunday Lunch: 12:00-2:00 pm Dinner: 3:30-7:00 pm




Retail Dining


In addition to the three market places, we offer 15 retail dining locations,

Tapingo is a mobile app that allows students, faculty, staff, and visitors to order

with 9 cafĂŠs, four convenience stores (c-stores), and a food truck. You

food and drinks for pickup on the go. Best of all, customers can use flex meals,

can find these locations throughout campus, including the Main Library,

Hawkeye Dollars, UI Charge, and bank cards. Tapingo tells students when their

Iowa Memorial Union, and Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Retail

food is ready, so they can grab it and go. The Tapingo app is available for

locations provide a quick and easy option for student dining.

download on Android and iPhone through the Google Play or Apple store.


On-Campus Convenience BLACK’S GOLD GRILL


Petersen Residence Hall

Mayflower Residence Hall

Monday-Friday: 11:00 am-Midnight

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-11:00 pm

Saturday-Sunday: 4:00 pm-Midnight

Saturday-Sunday: 11:00 am-11:00 pm Flex Meals available during all open hours.

CLINTON STREET MARKET (C-STORE) (F) Burge Residence Hall Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-Midnight Saturday-Sunday: 11:00 am-Midnight Flex Meals available Monday-Friday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm

PAT’S DINER (F) Pappajohn Business Building – 1st Floor West Monday-Thursday: 7:00 am-8:00 pm Friday: 7:00 am-5:00 pm Flex Meals available during all open hours.



Campus Recreation & Wellness Center – East Entrance

Pappajohn Business Building – 3rd Floor

Monday-Friday: 7:00 am-11:00 pm

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am-10:00 pm

Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 am-11:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am-3:00 pm



Eckstein Medical Research Building – 1st Floor

Iowa Memorial Union - 1st Floor

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am-5:00 pm Friday: 7:30 am-4:00 pm

FILLING STATION ($) Dental Science Building – Ground Floor Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am-5:00 pm Friday: 7:30 am-3:00 pm

Monday-Friday: 7:00 am-3:00 pm Flex Meals available during all open hours.

STREET HAWK FOOD TRUCK (F) T. Anne Cleary Walkway Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 11:00 am-2:00 pm Main Library Plaza Tuesday & Thursday: 11:00 am-2:00 pm



Catlett Residence Hall

Iowa Memorial Union – Ground Floor

Sunday-Thursday: 9:00 pm-Midnight

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-11:00 pm Saturday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm


Sunday: 11:00 am-11:00 pm

UI Main Library – 1st Floor, South Entrance Monday-Thursday: 7:00 am-11:00 pm Friday: 7:00 am-4:00 pm Sunday: 4:00 pm-11:00 pm Flex Meals available during all open hours.

UNION STATION (F, $) Iowa Memorial Union – Ground Floor Monday-Friday: 7:00 am-7:00 pm Saturday: 10:30 am-4:00 pm Sunday: 10:30 am-7:00 pm Flex Meals available during all open hours.

GRAND AVENUE MARKET (C-STORE) (F) Hillcrest Residence Hall

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-11:00 pm

$ Cash payment accepted at these locations. Credit cards are accepted at all locations.

Saturday-Sunday: 11:00 am-11:00 pm Flex Meals available Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-11:00 pm

Hours for all locations are subject to change.

F Flex Meals offered at these locations. Flex Meals offered only during hours specified.



Continue the Success You’ve Started LIVE ON CAMPUS BEYOND YEAR ONE Are you considering your housing options as a second, third, or fourth-year student? Looking for the convenience of a furnished room and dining close to it all? As a University of Iowa student, you can experience all the benefits of on-campus living as long as you want!

Each year, over 1,100 Hawkeyes just like you return to live in the residence halls after their first year. Returning to the residence halls is a great option as we offer flexible contracts for study abroad, graduation, internships, and co-ops outside of Johnson County.

HOUSING TAILORED TO YOU With a variety of room types, locations, and amenities, you’re sure to find something that fits your lifestyle. Plus, we take the guesswork out by offering special returner-only hall tours. You also have the option of using roommate matching, selecting your own roommate, and/or living with a group of friends on the same floor.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED We know the importance of convenience. Choosing to live on campus gives you access to a variety of academic support, leadership opportunities, dining options, and everything Iowa City has to offer. Plus, you don’t have to worry about monthly bills; electricity, heat, water, cable, and internet are all covered by the cost of your housing contract.

The 2019-2020 returner application will open November 1, 2018. For information, and to apply, visit



Important Dates AUGUST 12


Early Move-In Day

Winter Break; Residence Halls Closed See page 11 for info about break housing

AUGUST 14-16 New Student Move-In

MARCH 16-24 Spring Break; Residence Halls Closed


See page 11 for info about break housing

Returning Student Move-In


Final Exam Week

Returning Resident Application Opens


End of Spring Semester;

Fall Break; Residence Halls Closed

Residence Halls Close at 12:00 pm See page 11 for info about break housing

DECEMBER 10-14 Final Exam Week



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