Living an adventure

Two female students lounging in their residence hall room.

Imagine living in a place where you have all your meals prepared for you, you're surrounded by some of the best people you'll ever meet, and there's always something fun going on. Are you staying at a nice hotel? Maybe some fun resort? Nope. You're living at one of Iowa State's wonderful residence halls, where you'll feel at home from day one.

With all of these features, plus the fact that you can really make your room your own, it's easy to see why so many students love living here. "Living in a residence hall is the best way to make friends and build lifelong connections," said Adison Mixdorf, sophomore in architecture and resident of Fleming House in Helser Hall. "It's also convenient to live on campus and have dining centers, classes, and a gym close by. I think everyone should live in the dorms for at least a year. It's the best decision ever."

When you live in a residence hall, you'll live in a house within your hall. The benefit? You'll bond with your housemates even faster. And you definitely won't be alone. Nearly 11,500 students live in one of Iowa State's 20 residence halls and four apartment communities. To put that in perspective, the number of Iowa State's on-campus residents would make it the 33rd largest city in Iowa by population. Pretty impressive, right?

Home away from home is what you'll find no matter where you live at Iowa State during your adventure. Here, you'll make friends. You'll make memories. And there's no doubt you'll make these the best years of your life.

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