Finding a place to live

Whether you want to live on campus in a residence hall, or off campus in a house, apartment, or townhome, it is important to find housing before you arrive in the United States.

Your first housing decision should be whether you want to live on campus or off campus.

Note for first-year students

If you are a first-year undergraduate student at IU Bloomington, you are required to live on campus.

On-campus housing

IU Bloomington features 24 residence halls and student apartment buildings. All offer on-campus dining, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet, laundry facilities, fully furnished rooms, and more. You can also request to live in a learning community.

On-campus housing allows you to be close to your classes, and provides a classic college experience and sense of community among students.

Scholars who visit IU for shorter periods of time often live on campus, as well.

Special on-campus housing options

IU Bloomington offers several special housing options. These include Living-Learning Centers (LLCs) and thematic communities.

Learn more about special housing options

You may be particularly interested in the Global LLC, which is the only LLC specifically devoted to international engagement. The Global LLC is open to all students who seek deeper international understanding and engagement, regardless of where you're from or your major.