92% of students live on campus. And with a population that is mostly from beyond Iowa, most students stay on campus through the weekends. As a first-year student, you’ll share a floor with other first-years, forming an instant support group. And living on campus makes it easier for you to connect to academic and co-curricular opportunities on campus.
The Thomas Commons is the hub of campus activity. You’ll gather there daily to dine in the award-winning Hilltop Café, rated as the second best college dining hall in the country by BestColleges.com in 2015. The Thomas Commons is also the place to socialize, exercise, organize events, enjoy late-night activities, explore volunteer and career opportunities, DJ for KRNL, and much more.