The Informal Mentoring model blends students from different classifications (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) so that upperclassmen can informally mentor those students who are less experienced.Learn more about Residence Life
Freshmen Only Halls
IWU has four residence areas that are reserved for freshmen only. Two have a long and deep tradition built on brotherhood (Bowman) and sisterhood (Shatford), while the others are based on an innovative and intentional mentoring model (Beckett Hall East, South Hall Complex East).
Traditional Residence Halls
Open to all residential students (freshman - senior) IWU's traditional halls each have their own unique community and personality. All are intentionally designed to maximize a student's college experience.
Although called Sophomore Areas, these halls are home to students ranging from sophomore through senior. Sophomore Areas offer communities where returning students can engage with each other in an intentional environment that meets their developing needs while supporting the transition toward independent living.
Junior and Senior students are eligible to apply to live in one of the Apartment Areas on campus. Apartment Areas support junior and senior students and their increased development toward independent living. Each Lodge offers multiple 4 or 6 person apartment style suites under one roof. Each Lodge has a central lobby and a front desk. The Townhouses offer more of an apartment layout for groups of 6 students. Both the Lodge suites and the Townhouse apartments are equipped with a kitchen.
We provide a unique married housing option that blends privacy and intentional community for married undergraduate students. Students must be upper-division eligible to live in Married Housing (60+ credits or at least 21 years old)