Housing Options

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  • There are many living options around campus. You can choose your housing by type of suite and/or living learning community.

    All students are provided with the necessities, including a dresser, desk and chair, bed, closet/wardrobe, and more. Other available services are cable TV service, and wireless and wired Internet connections. See our Housing FAQs for more information.

    There’s some more information in the Parent Orientation Presentation (pdf) and the Student Technology Presentation (pdf).

    Suite-Style Living

    We know that having the right living arrangements will be an important part of your overall college experience. Eight state-of-the-art, suite-style residential buildings provide more than 3,500 beds, with each building offering four to six different styles of living units. All buildings include the following:

    • individual bathrooms in each suite
    • high-speed wired and wireless Internet connections
    • microwaves and refrigerators in each suite
    • suite options with living spaces that range from 300 to 1,000 square feet
    • individually controlled air conditioning and heating units
    • trash disposal and laundry facilities on each floor
    • indoor bicycle storage rooms
    • carpeting

    Besides offering some of the most comfortable housing accommodations on any college or university campus, the suites are designed as living-learning facilities, connecting students to resources that ultimately help promote academic success. Amenity spaces—conveniently located on the ground floor or first floor of the suites—house a variety of academic and student-support offices. In addition, specially designed study and resource rooms on each floor are used for academic and personal enrichment activities, such as tutoring, study sessions, academic advising, lectures, resource sharing, performances, exhibits, and displays. And, besides the community assistants who live on each floor, Academic Success Mentors are available to assist new students in their academic and personal adjustment, so that students feel supported and “in touch” with faculty and staff, as well as with other students.

    Eight suite-style residential buildings are available: 

    Living-Learning Communities

    Research has shown that learning is an active and dynamic process that extends beyond the confines of the classroom. At IUP, we recognize the educational potential of our residential facilities and, accordingly, offer a variety of specific and intentional learning experiences in them.

    As you complete your on-campus housing application, you will undoubtedly be looking for a living arrangement that is a good match for you and gives you a connection to others sharing similar goals and interests. Living-learning communities offer residents an opportunity to interact with others who share related academic, career, or personal perspectives and ambitions, while allowing a chance for residents to participate in special academic and co-curricular programming designed especially for them.

    Note: This information applies to the Indiana main campus. See housing information about the Punxsutawney campus if you are going to attend IUP Punxsutawney. The Northpointe campus does not offer housing.