Housing Options and Communities

A student studies at her desk in the suites.

Your Campus—Your Home. Enjoy Your Life in the Heart of IUP!

Making you comfortable in your campus home is not one-size-fits-all, so we give you lots of options.

Choose from a variety of suites, amazing Living-Learning Communities, different price points, and some fresh housing options—like earning a certificate related to your Living-Learning Community or choosing to room with someone of another gender.

Older students also have a new option the Upper Division Community, which gives upperclassmen students an on-campus option for living around older students. Students 21 and older in this community are permitted to responsibly have limited amounts of alcohol in their rooms.

Sign up for housing as quickly as possible—options are limited and fill up quickly, so act fast!

Sign Up for Housing

Note: Before you can sign up for housing, you need to commit to IUP and make your tuition deposit.

Our Suites Just Got Sweeter—Get $1,000 for Living on Campus

Live on campus and enjoy the many advantages—like the $1,000* you'll save with our new housing scholarship for 2021-22. Live on campus again the following year, and we'll renew it. That's $2,000 in your pocket over two years.

To receive the scholarship, sign up for your 2021-22 campus housing by June 1, 2021, for incoming freshmen and October 30, 2020, for upperclassmen.

*Available to degree-seeking student on the Indiana campus only. The money is distributed $500 per semester.

Comfortable Residential Suites

At IUP, you'll enjoy some of the most comfortable housing accommodations on any college or university campus.

We offer four to six different styles of living units, depending on the building, and Living-Learning Communities that make your college experience even better. If you want some help deciding, just contact the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining. We'll be happy to help you sort through your options and find your campus home.


Learn More About Your Options

Living-Learning Community Certificate Program

  • Global Scholarship
  • Scientific Communication

Linked Living-Learning Community

  • "In Our Element" Chemistry (only open to freshmen)
  • Promising Scholars

Living-Learning Communities

  • Social Justice and Civic Engagement 
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics 
  • Leadership Development 
  • Health and Wellness 
  • Global Awareness 
  • Fine Arts
  • Education and Communications Media 
  • Cook Honors College (not open to freshman in Cook Honors College due to requirement to live in Whitmyre Hall the first year)
  • Business
Two-Person Shared Semi-Suite

Two-Person Shared Semi-Suite

Two-Person Private Semi-Suite

Two-Person Private Semi-Suite

Two-Person Shared Suite

Two-Person Shared Suite


Two-Person Private Suite with Private Bath

Two-Person Private Suite with Private Bath

Four-Person Shared Suite

Four-Person Shared Suite

Four-Person Private Suite

Four-Person Private Suite

Outstanding Facilities to Call Home

All of our residence halls have what you need to be cozy and comfortable. In addition to the basics, like wifi, you'll find indoor bicycle storage, laundry facilities, and trash facilities conveniently located in each building. Unlike some colleges, our rooms are carpeted. The suites, which include bathrooms, are equipped with microwaves and refrigerators, saving you money.

Suite-style Residential Buildings

One-person - private semi-suite 737

One-Person Private Semi-Suite

Other Living Arrangements

Whitmyre Hall, the home of the Cook Honors College, is set up as a traditional-style residence hall with a bathroom on each wing, rather than in suites. The first floor is open to all residents and includes a library-style great room, a full kitchen, multiple lounge areas, open classrooms, and study areas. Freshman Honors College students are required to live in Whitmyre Hall. Returning students have the option of living there.

The Upper Division Community, located in the Suites on Pratt on the first and second floors, allows students 21 years old and older to have a limited amount of alcohol in their rooms, within guidelines.

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.