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Residence Life

Housing FAQs

What’s provided in my room?

All rooms come with extra-long twin beds (single rooms in Fairview come with extra-long full size beds), dressers, desks and desk chairs, wastebasket, drapes or blinds, cable TV outlet, Wi-Fi access, and one campus Ethernet port (two in triples and quads). While the furniture is movable, it must remain in your room. Beds may be bunked in Ross and ResCo; you must have four people and sign a waiver at the residence hall front desk to bunk the beds.

What do I need to know about requesting special accommodations for physical or medical reasons?

Any student who has a request for a housing accommodation based on his/her medical or physical condition is required to submit the necessary supporting documentation as well as all standard housing forms. More information on special accommodations.

What cable channels do I get in my room?

The Information Technology Cable TV Channels page provides a list of channels that are provided via the cable outlet in your room.

Can I live with someone of a different gender?

Yes, all of our on-campus apartments, Fairview House, and ResCo allow gender inclusive housing assignments. This means that full groups of students with any gender identity or expression may live together in the room or suite/apartment. This includes transgender, nonbinary, and gender-fluid individuals. Any student interested in living in a gender-inclusive group must have a full group for the suite/apartment. Students without a full group may mark this as a preference choice for roommate assignment, but without a full group, it is not guaranteed. There are no additional forms or requirements needed in order to create a gender-inclusive group. Continuing students will create their groups during the housing selection process after Spring Break. New students need to list all roommates/suitemates when completing their online housing contract. Incoming students are encouraged to contact Residence Life with any questions about gender inclusive housing arrangements.

Residence Life strongly discourages any students in romantic relationship from living together.

When can I move in?

The Residence Halls typically open the weekend before classes start. The exact date you can move in will be mentioned on your room assignment letter. The apartment contract starts on August 1. Download the Housing Calendar.

How do I connect my computer to the campus network?

Detailed information on how to connect to the network is available at the Information Technology Get Connected web page. The IT Help Desk will be available during Welcome Week to help residents get connected.

What will my mailing address be?

Residence Halls

Below are the standard mailing addresses. Be sure to include the building name below the student's name for proper delivery (it is in bold only for easy reference on this page). Students are given a unique mailbox number with their room assignment information that must be included for mail delivery; it is not their residence hall room number.

Student’s Name
Residential College
630 W. Hampton Dr. Box ___
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Student’s Name
Ross Hall
629 W. Hampton Dr. Box ___
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Student’s Name
Irvington House 
750 W. Hampton Dr. Box ___
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Student’s Name
Fairview House
4550 Sunset Ave. Box ___
Indianapolis, IN 46208


Student’s Name
Apartment Village
5026 Boulevard Place, Apt LETTER and NUMBER (ex. A301)
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(It is important that the apartment letter and number be included for proper delivery.)

Butler Terrace
Each apartment has its own mailbox. However, Butler Terrace has four different street addresses, and unique mailbox numbers that are distinctive for each apartment.
For a specific Butler Terrace address, please contact Residence Life. 

Student's Name
South Campus Apartments
4251 Haughey Ave, Apt LETTER and NUMBER (ex. C1)
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(It is important that the apartment letter and number be included for proper delivery.)

Student’s Name
University Terrace
599 W. Westfield Blvd, Apt ___
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Do I have to live on campus?

All first-year students not living at home with a parent or legal guardian are required to live in one of the University residence halls. All sophomore and junior students (including those affiliated with a Greek organization) not living at home with a parent or legal guardian will be required to live in University housing or an approved Greek Housing unit of which the student is a member. Exceptions to this policy, or requests to live at home as a commuter student, must be approved in advance by the Residence Life Office. This regulation applies to during the regular academic year; it also applies regardless of the number of academic hours taken or the student's age. Students who move off campus during the semester will be required to pay the full charges due to the University.

What if I have concerns about living with a roommate?

Living with another person takes effort. It is important for roommates to talk to each other early and often. Don't let issues go unaddressed because they will likely just get worse. Talking them through, in person, is the key to a successful roommate relationship. Remember, you do not have to be best friends, just compatible roommates. If you need assistance with roommate problems, feel free to contact yourCommunity Assistant (CA) or Apartment Community Assistant (ACA). They are trained in problem solving and can help define what the issues are and help  residents come to a resolution. The Community Director (CD) is also a resource in times of conflict. We strongly urge roommates to attempt to sort out their difficulties. 

What is the purpose of the $100 room reservation fee?

During the first semester of residence, the student will be charged a $100 refundable room reservation fee. For first-time students, this is part of the enrollment deposit and is not paid separately. The $100 room reservation fee will be credited back to the student account after the student officially leaves University housing.

What are the room and board charges for this year?

The charges for room and board are set by the Board of Trustees (usually in March or April for the following year). The tuition and fees for the current year are available from the Office of Student Accounts (room and board fees are at the bottom of the page).