Featured Event

2024 Spring Virtual Off-Campus Housing Fair

Date and time: Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Virtual! Register HERE

Looking for off-campus housing? Save the date for the Off- Campus Housing Fair!  Representatives from apartment communities near the UI campus will be available to talk with you about their housing options. Iowa City and university resources such as Student Legal Services will also be present to help answer any questions you may have and provide options for support. 


Learn about the Transit App

If you are a little unsure about Transit and how to use it, watch this video.

Moving into an apartment or house

Prior to looking into off-campus housing, it is important to look at all of your options and resources. The Division of Student Life has compiled a list of resources for students to use before, during, and after their off-campus experience.

For more information on things your should be aware of during and after living in your apartment/house, read our off-campus living guide. The off-campus living guide contains legal information, campus resources, maintenance information, and more.

Off-campus living guide

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Find a rental unit

Use the Off-Campus Housing Service to find an apartment or house to live in for the summer or the upcoming semester. Learn more about this service by clicking the link below:

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Find a roommate

The Off-Campus Housing Service can also help you find a roommate. Use the link below to connect with someone!


Additional resources

Video Series: Iowa City Rental Guide

As the home of the University of Iowa, Iowa City sees a large influx of people moving to town each year. Many become first-time renters in our City.

To make this experience a little less daunting, City Channel 4 has compiled a list of helpful tips people should know before, during, and after renting a property.

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Undergraduate Student Government's Renter's Guide

This guide includes information compiled through an extensive survey of off-campus renters, evaluating the perceived level of service and quality tenants received from their landlords. Survey participants were asked questions relevant to their experience with their landlord or property manager during the last year.

Read the guide

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Student Legal Services

Tenants' Rights Guide

Student Legal Services strives to educate tenants on their rights and responsibilities throughout the renting process.

Students can take proactive steps to protect themselves from being taken advantage of by landlords and property managers. If you have questions about your renting situation, contact Student Legal Services or another attorney.

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Dean of Students

Student Care and Assistance

Student Care and Assistance provides assistance to University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate, and professional students experiencing crisis and emergency situations. These situations may include:

  • Hospitalization
  • Medical emergencies or long-term illness
  • Mental health concerns
  • Chronic conditions
  • Death of a family member
  • Natural disasters - fire, tornado, flood
  • Off campus living concerns
  • Unexpected events or challenges
Learn more