Whether you want to live in a residence hall, a house, an apartment, or a townhome, it is important to reserve housing prior to your arrival in the United States.
Your first housing decision should be whether you want to live on campus or off campus.
If you are a first-year undergraduate student at IU Bloomington, you are required to live on campus.
On-campus housing provides the convenience of close proximity to your classes, the true college experience, and a sense of community among students. Plus, all units come fully furnished. IU Bloomington even offers student apartments, which typically go to upperclassmen and graduate students.
Scholars who are visiting for shorter periods of time often live on campus as well. These scholars typically live near each other, which creates a collegial environment.
Off-campus housing gives you the flexibility to stay in your apartment or house during breaks, the ability to cook your own meals, and the possibility of splitting costs with roommates.