Always eat and live happy

Students play pool in the Geoffroy Hall residence hall

Home sweet Cyclone home

Living on campus is the most memorable part of your college experience. Excluding all of the learning, of course. The Department of Residence offers countless neighborhoods to choose from, ranging from traditional and suite-style to family-student apartments available to fit your needs and lifestyle. Besides, the next time you get to live with your friends is in the nursing home. This is way better. 

Students eat at tables in the Heaping Plato dining area

Fresh, local and from-scratch menus

Along with a great place to live comes great places to eat. ISU Dining offers more than 20 convenient locations across campus that serve up scratch-made cooking for every taste. You can enjoy fast-casual eateries, dining centers, markets, cozy cafés, or even take your meal on the go from our GET & GO locations.

  • 38%

    Students who live on campus graduate faster than those who don't.

"The College Tour" video series featured Iowa State University in its recent release. In this segment, Yexin Li shares information about housing and dining.
A group of people laugh and talk at a table in a dining center