Housing Options & Cost

Watch this video to learn more about our campus’ oldest residence hall.

This video takes you on a 360 tour, so you can further explore the residence hall.

Ball Residence Hall was originally built in 1928 and was made possible by a gift from the Ball brothers of Muncie, Ind. In the original construction, Ball Hall featured a gymnasium, library, offices, house-mother apartment, classrooms, and laboratories. Today, remnants of these original features and the classic architecture of 1928 can be seen throughout the residence hall. Ball Annex was later constructed in two phases to provide additional housing for student nurses. The first two floors were constructed in 1945 followed by the third and fourth floors in 1957. In the summer of 2013, Ball Hall received several facility upgrades including a lobby renovation, new resident furniture in every room, and every resident room was repainted. Ball Hall recently underwent a $16.7 million renovation which included adding air conditioning to the resident rooms, newly constructed bathrooms, and updates to the building's infrastructure.

Watch this video to learn more about all that University Tower has to offer.

This video takes you on a 360 tour, so you can further explore the residence hall.

University Tower, formerly the University Place Hotel, was once a four-diamond hotel and conferencing staple in downtown Indianapolis. With the increasing demand for on-campus student housing and classroom space—and the need to reassess the viability of continuing hotel and conference center operations—the decision to convert this facility from a hotel and conference center to first-year student housing, classroom space, and a traditional university dining facility was announced in the spring of 2012. With only 14 months of preparation, the hall welcomed its inaugural first-year class in fall 2013.

Watch this video to learn more about all that North Hall has to offer.

This video takes you on a 360 tour, so you can further explore the residence hall.

North Hall opened in 2016 and was designed with a focus on giving students plenty of common spaces to interact, study, and socialize. It’s located next to University Tower and the Campus Recreation Outdoor Facility. North Hall provides housing for over 600 students.

Originally named Campus Apartments on the River Walk, buildings opened in 2003 and 2004 as construction was completed in phases on the former site of Warthin Apartments. Each of the buildings in Riverwalk Apartments were named in honor of a past campus community leader.

Housing costs and amenities

We understand that cost is an important factor when deciding where you live. From extensive programs and events to exclusive housing scholarship opportunities, living on campus gives you more opportunities to connect and succeed as you pursue your degree. 

Room rates for 2024-25 are available below, and they are determined by the Indiana University Board of Trustees. Rates are per student per semester.

Room type 

Fall semester 

Spring semester 

Fall Bridge/first-year rates 

Ball Hall 




Single with bath  








Shared with bath 












University Tower 












North Hall 




Single with bath 
















Riverwalk Apartments 




One bedroom 




Two bedrooms, one bath 




Two bedrooms, two baths




Four bedrooms




One bedroom, two person 




Amenities offered to all students

All housing rates include the following: 

  • ALL utilities (electric, water/sewer, trash)
  • Xfinity On Campus and Res Life Cinema streaming services
  • High speed internet
  • Free laundry
  • Fully furnished units
  • Academic year contracts
  • On-site Resident Assistants
  • Live-in professional staff
  • 24/7 emergency assistance with IUPD support
  • Membership to Campus Recreation (access to group fitness classes and intramural sports), The Jag fitness facility in the Campus Center, and NIFS
  • Student-focused service and support
Students in North Hall talking and having a good time.

Meal plans

If you are living in Ball Hall, University Tower, and North Hall, you will be automatically enrolled in the All-Access 7-Day Plan and are not required to make a separate purchase. However, first-year students can choose to change to the All-Access 5-Day Plan instead, should that be the better fit.

Please note this process is managed separately from our housing contract process, but we are always here to help.

View 2023-24 meal plan options and costs

Parking options

If you’re living on campus, you’re eligible to purchase the following permits: 

  • Ball Hall or Riverwalk Apartments: Campus Housing Student Permit
  • North Hall: Blackford Garage Student Permit
  • University Tower: Tower Garage Student Permit 

If these permit options are running a waitlist, the North Campus Student Permit is an option as well. You can purchase your year-long parking permit on Aug. 1 of each fall semester. 

Learn more about permit options and costs