The University of Dubuque has a vibrant campus community! As an upper-class student, you'll have a range of choices, including pod and apartment style living, townhouses and campus houses. Please review the following information on how to complete housing reservations.
The following housing areas are available for returning students for Fall 2023:
Chlapaty Hall: Second-year students are housed in Chlapaty Hall, which has a pod-style design allowing for a closer-knit community. All rooms in this hall are double occupancy. Each floor has pods of 7 rooms (2 residents per room) that share a community bathroom and kitchenette. This housing option is located on campus near the Park Village apartments, and football and soccer fields. Personal refrigerators/freezers are not allowed, but the option of renting a mini-fridge is available at bedloft.com.
Park Village Apartments: These suite-style apartments are designed to accommodate upper-class students in fully-furnished units. Each apartment has either 5 single bedrooms, or 3 single bedrooms and 1 double bedroom. Bringing in personal refrigerators/freezers is NOT allowed, but the option of renting a mini-fridge is available at bedloft.com.
Townhouses: Located next to Park Village, the townhouses offer 3-bedroom, 4-bedroom, or 5-bedroom floor plans. Each townhouse has two parking spots: one in the garage and the other in front of the garage. Other vehicles will be required to park in the Park Village or Chlapaty parking lots. All residents must register their vehicle with the Office of Campus Safety and Security. Bringing in personal refrigerators/freezers is NOT allowed, but the option of renting a mini-fridge is available at bedloft.com.
Campus Houses: The University owns a number of houses within the University vicinity. These residence units are closely tied to our local Dubuque residential community, and, as such, students assigned to these houses are expected to be good neighbors. Students in campus houses must provide their own wifi. Some houses include off-street parking; some do not. All residents living in a campus house must register their vehicle with the Office of Safety and Security, even if off-street parking is provided. Bringing in personal refrigerators/freezers is NOT allowed, but the option of renting a mini-fridge is available at bedloft.com.
*Below are 2023-2024 housing rates and are subject to change:
- Traditional Residence Hall Room - $2,850 per semester
- Chlapaty Hall, Double - $3,340 per semester
- Park Village, Double - $3,750 per semester
- Park Village, Single - $4,395 per semester
- Townhouse - $4,395 per semester
- Campus House - $3,750 per semester
All residents of the three traditional residence halls (Aitchison, Cassat, and Donnell) and Chlapaty Hall are required to purchase a meal plan since the units do not include a full kitchen. Upper-class residents living in Park Village, Townhouses, and Campus Houses are not required to carry a meal plan, but are welcome to add a meal plan by contacting Student Accounts. Contact Student Accounts for costs associated with the meal plans.
Dates to Remember
Watch your email for specific dates and availability of forms.
- Fall Move-In: Returning students move-in from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, August 21, 2023 and Tuesday, August 22, 2023. Please refer to the move-in page for more information.
- Winter Break: All UD campus housing closes promptly at Noon on Friday, December 15, 2023. Students are expected to leave campus within 24 hours of their last final. Campus housing will open beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2024.
- Campus Housing Application Form Available: Campus housing application form available on MyUD beginning in February 2024.
- Campus Housing Application Form Due: Campus housing application form due in March 2024.
- Housing Assignment: Students will receive an email with their tentative Fall Housing Assignment in early April.
- Spring Closing: Campus closes at Noon on Friday, April 26, 2024 for non-graduating students. Students are expected to leave campus within 24 hours of their last final. Campus closes at Noon on Sunday, April 28, 2024 for graduating students.
Campus Housing Application Process for Returning Students
The Campus Housing Application Form will be available on MyUD beginning in February. Students will complete and submit the form on or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2024.
Once Residence Life has received the forms, you and your group (if applicable) will be assigned housing. All students in UD residential housing will be required to sign an individual housing contract.
Be sure to find the right size group:
- Chlapaty rooms accommodate two students, and pods accommodate 14 students.
- Park Village Apartments accommodate five students either in five single rooms or three single rooms and one double room.
- Townhouses accommodate three, four, or five students.
- Campus Houses accommodate three or four students.
** Students can only be included in one grouping; if they appear on multiple groupings each group's form that the students name appears on will be disqualified and not considered for selection.
Note: Returner campus housing application forms received after housing assignments are sent out will be assigned housing based upon availability (if necessary you may be assigned temporary housing in a first-year residence hall until a room becomes available in the upper-class housing areas).
On-campus summer housing will ONLY be available for UD students who meet all three of the following criteria:
- Lived in UD campus housing the previous spring semester;
- Are enrolled in a UD summer face-to-face course (includes flight blocks);
- Are assigned fall semester UD campus housing.
Students who meet all three of the above criteria must apply by Friday, March 22, 2024 to live on campus for any part of the summer. Forms are available in the Residence Life Office. The summer housing rate will be applied to the student's account for any portion of a week the student or their belongings occupy a space on campus. Students who are approved to live on campus past "Summer Session 1" must be ready to move from one housing unit to another unit allowing maintenance and cleaning staff accessibility in preparation for the upcoming academic year. Students are typically housed in Park Village for Summer Sessions 2 and 3.
For students who remain in UD campus housing for any part of the summer (defined as the day after May graduation through the beginning of Fall semester), who do not meet the above criteria, will be assessed a housing Day Rate for each day you and any of your belongings occupy a space on campus. Contact Residence Life for additional information regarding summer housing details.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can groups of four or fewer students reserve space in Park Village?
Groups of four students or less may be allowed to reserve space in Park Village depending on space availability. Residence Life will then assign a student that selected individual housing to the open space in the unit.
- Can I sign up for a one semester contract?
No, the housing contracts are for the full academic year. Residents who graduate at mid-year will be released from their contract.
- Are the housing forms available online?
Forms will be made available on MyUD.
- What happens if I get put on a waiting list?
If you miss the returner campus housing re-application deadline, you will be placed on a wait list. The housing assignments will be made and sent out based upon availability (if necessary you may be assigned temporary housing in a first-year residence hall until a room becomes available in the upper-class housing areas).
- Can I bring my own personal refrigerator in Chlapaty/Park Village?
No, each of the units/pods is provided with a refrigerator. You do have the option to rent an individual mini refrigerator at bedloft.com - but only one mini refrigerator is allowed per room.
- Are there mixed gender pods, apartments, or townhouses/campus houses?
No, specific housing units within each residence area are either male or female. These units are defined as floors in traditional halls, pods in Chlapaty Hall, or apartments in Park Village.
- Who takes care of the common areas in residence halls?
Custodial staff are assigned to all common areas within traditional residence halls and Chlapaty Hall. Students are responsible to take care of the common areas in the Park Village apartments, Townhouses, and Campus Houses.
- What kind of amenities are in Chlapaty Hall?
Each pod has a shared bathroom and kitchenette. The kitchenette has a full-sized refrigerator, two microwaves, and a sink. A stove is available for all residents on first floor.
- I know someone coming next year; can I reserve a spot for them?
No, this process is strictly for current UD students. Students new to UD should complete the New Student Housing Application Form with the Admissions Office.
- What do I do if I want to request to live off-campus?
The University of Dubuque residency policy stipulates that all students having earned less than 90 credits prior to the beginning of the academic year are required to reside in campus housing units. Exemptions to this policy are noted below and require verification and approval through the Exemption from Residency Requirement process.
- Married and living with their spouse
- Have and/or living with a child/children or legal dependent(s)
- Living with a parent, grandparent, sibling, and/or legal guardian and commuting daily from the home of that immediate relative within 50 miles of Dubuque.
If you would like to seek an exemption from the Residency Policy for one of these reasons, you must complete an Exemption from Residency Requirement form which you may obtain from the Director of Housing Operations. Your request will be reviewed and you will receive an email response. Exemptions will be granted on a one year basis only - you must apply each year. (Example: If you are approved for Fall 2023, but do not have 90 credit hours by Fall 2024, you will be expected to reside on campus in the 2024-2025 academic year.) Students found to be living off-campus without authorization through this exemption process will be charged housing fees for residence hall space.
Please note: Students should not sign an off-campus lease before securing an exemption from the Residency Policy; the student will not be released from the on-campus housing requirement for this reason alone.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life by email at ResidenceLife@dbq.edu or call 563.589.3519. The office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, located on the second floor of Peters Commons.