University Housing & Dining (UH&D)

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University Housing & Dining, or UH&D, helps create environments and opportunities that support academic success and personal growth. UH&D oversees a majority of the dining operations on campus and creates opportunities for students to learn and grow within the residence halls. Many students choose to live in the residence halls to help create connections on campus early on. Also, over 1,000 students choose to return to the residence halls during their college career – the residence halls always have space for every Hawkeye that wants to live on campus!


University Dining provides meal options for all students regardless if they are living in the residence halls. Students can make an appointment with Laura Croteau-Lopez, RD, LD, our registered dietician to learn about how to navigate the market places, support with food allergies or dietary needs, making a nutritious plate, and general nutrition education. There are several retail operations in addition to market places to utilize a meal plan or pay the walk-in price.

Get Engaged

The Residence Education staff within the residence halls follows a Residence Education Model with the priority that students will become engaged learners contributing to inclusive communities both inside and outside of the residence halls. The Resident Assistants (RAs) will have one on one conversations throughout the year and will also plan events for students to get to know others in their community, get connected to campus resources, and for students to learn and get support for their success.

There are various leadership opportunities withing UH&D such as getting involved on the Hall Associate executive board, Associated Residence Halls, working in University Dining, or working as a desk clerk or Resident Assistant!

If you have selected to live in a Living Learning Community, make sure to check out all of the LLC events!

Here to Support You

UH&D staff are here to help students in many ways as they live in the residence halls.

  • The facilities staff cleans and maintains all public spaces in the halls daily, will come to your room to complete work order requests that you submit for your room, and help create a safe and welcoming environment for students to live and learn in.
  • The front desk staff will help you with all questions that you may have and the residence hall staff also participate in an on-call duty rotation to support students whenever they need it.

Contact Information

What Current Students are Saying

  • “If you need an on-campus job, Housing and Dining is always looking for students to hire. They offer flexible hours and are the largest employer on campus.”
  • “Market places across campus provide quick meals or snacks for students and, if you don’t have a meal plan, food can be charged to your University Bill.”


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