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