Housing & Dining

It’s a beautiful day in every IU neighborhood

What’s your style? Preppy? Artsy? Hipster? At IU, you’re sure to find a residence hall and dining options that fit you to a T.

Live the college dream on campus

We have plenty of traditional residence hall options, with shared rooms, communal living spaces, and handy food courts.

You’ll also find apartments for those who need some space, private rooms for those who tend toward the introverted side, and co-op kitchen facilities for those who want to cook their own food.

To make sure you get the most out of your IU experience, first-year undergraduate students are required to live on campus.

This is where college life gets real

Two young women laugh in a dorm room.
A young woman studies next to a fireplace.
Students getting food in a cafeteria.

Find your place in a learning community

Whether you want to live in an environment that emphasizes academics or you just want to share space with people who share your passions, you’ll find what you’re looking for in our learning communities.

You can choose from more than 20 communities. Each offers specialized programming and, best of all, people who understand you.

See what IU learning communities can offer you

Dining that’s just your style

Discover your IU Dining options

IU Dining serves everything from hearty breakfasts to midnight snacks in its many locations across campus.

Although most IU Dining facilities are located in residence halls, it also makes healthy (and not so healthy) snacks available in classroom buildings and library facilities through its Campus Cafes.

Get the scoop on IU Dining

Check out the restaurants at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)

Whether you’re longing for some Starbucks, craving a healthy salad, or hungry for something sweet, the IMU has what you want.

IMU restaurants are included in IU Dining plans.

See what’s available at the IMU

Explore the Bloomington food scene

There’s a reason Bloomington continues to show up in top-10 food city lists all across the Internet. The food here is delicious.

You’ll find the usual pizza places and pubs. But you’ll also find tons of ethnic eateries, and dozens of restaurants that emphasize local food.

Learn more about Bloomington restaurants
Rows of vegetables at the Campus Farm

Fresh. Local. Sustainable.

From partnering with local farmers to reducing waste, IU is doing food—and sustainability—right. A tomato picked in the morning could be on your sandwich from IU Dining the same evening.

Learn how IU Dining is improving sustainability and fighting food insecurity.

Living off campus

Looking for somewhere to live off campus? You have plenty of options in Bloomington. You’ll find everything from budget studios to luxury apartments, and houses of all shapes and sizes.