Residence Life

Guest Apartment at the Village

Modern style, timeless convenience

The Department of Residence Life is pleased to offer a fully equipped guest apartment. One of the standard four bedroom apartments in the Village has been converted for use by guests to the University. This is an excellent option for departments who bring guests to campus such as speakers, visiting faculty, performers, consultants, candidates, parents, VIPs, etc. Members of the University community are also welcome to use the guest apartment for personal reasons, such as visiting family or friends or when you first moving to Indianapolis before finding a permanent residence. Parents of students can use the apartments to visit students throughout the year, to visit for the game or the performance, to cook a special birthday dinner for their student, etc.

Click on the rooms linked below for a picture!

Features & Amenities

  • Furnished living room complete with flat panel TV, DVD player, and iPod speaker system
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Access to the Apartment Village's extensive DVD library
  • Local telephone service with voice mail
  • Four bedrooms, each with unique door lock. Two bedrooms are furnished with a full size bed (picture coming soon) and two with an extra-long twin bed (bedding provided on all beds), desk, dresser, closet, alarm clock and lamp
  • Two bathrooms per apartment, complete with full bathtub with shower and external sink/vanity area (towels provided)
  • Free wireless and plug in internet
  • Free one day pass to Butler's Heath and Recreation Complex for each guest
  • Free parking in the Apartment Village parking lot (fee applies for longer stays)
  • Mail and packages accepted at the Village Front Desk
  • Laundry facilities within the Village at the Dawghouse ($1.25 to wash, $1.00 to dry)
  • Convenience store located in the Dawghouse with afternoon and evening hours (academic year only)
  • Completely nonsmoking facilities
  • On site staff available for emergencies 24 hours per day, including University Police Officers


Apartment Type Per Night Charge*
The apartment has four individual bedrooms with unique door locks. Each side of the apartment has two bedrooms, one with a full size bed and one with an extra-long twin bed. Bedding and towels are provided in each bedroom. Please note that "private" and "shared" refer to the rates charged, not the physical design of the apartment. 1-2 3-6 7+
Private Apartment
Up to four bedrooms (six people) can be used in a private apartment. Only members of your party will be assigned to the apartment. Please note: we can only accommodate mixed gender groups as a private apartment, regardless of group size. 
$95 $75 $45
Shared Apartment
A shared apartment can accommodate up to three people (staying in two bedrooms on one side of the apartment). A shared apartment may have up to three other guests staying in the apartment. Shared apartments must be gender specific. This rate guarantees half of the apartment, it is not a per person charge.
$80 $60 $30

*No additional booking fees will be added to these rates.  Rates are per night, not per person.

Summer opportunities available for college interns.  Call for more details.


Full payment is due in advance as no transactions can be handled by on site staff at time of check-in or check-out. Payment may be made by the following methods:

  • Butler University Departmental Account (not a Butler Student Account)
  • Check (US$ only)
  • Major Credit Card


General questions, as well as questions of availability, should be directed to Doug Howell, Associate Director of Residence Life via email or by calling (317) 940-6020 or toll free at 1 (800) 368-6852 ext. 6020.


You should submit the reservation form (PDF) only if you have checked on availability as explained above.  Space goes quickly; please make reservations as far in advance as possible.

Terms and Conditions

  • Check-in will take place at the Apartment Village Front Desk in the Dawghouse (5026 Boulevard Place). During the normal academic year, check-in is no earlier than 3pm and can be done until the desk closes at Midnight. Break times and summer check-ins should be arranged in advance.
  • Valid identification must be provided at time of check-in.
  • To check-out, keys must be returned to the Front Desk by Noon on the date of check-out or there will be a $300 key replacement charge.
  • There is no daily cleaning. The apartment is cleaned prior to check in. It is expected that the guests will maintain an acceptable level of cleanliness including washing linens, towels, dishes, etc. on a weekly basis. If you prefer not to clean on a weekly basis, weekly housekeeping is available at an additional cost.
  • Cleaning or repair/replacement charges may be billed for damage, missing or broken items, or excessive messes left by guests.
  • Smoking and pets are not allowed in the apartment. Guests will be asked to vacate the apartment if evidence of smoking or pets is discovered and an additional cleaning fee will be charged.
  • Guests are sharing the Apartment Village with Butler University students. All applicable University and Residence Life polices will be followed by all guests.
  • Parking permits for Apartment Village parking areas will be provided when guests register with the BUPD parking office, parking is not allowed on other areas of campus with this permit.
  • A free one day pass to the Health and Recreation Complex (HRC) is included for each overnight guest, additional membership levels may be purchased by guests at the HRC main desk.