A Space to Live, Learn, Play, Grow

The community of residence halls, on-campus, and off-campus housing is the backdrop to your UD education. Our mission is to facilitate dynamic learning environments that feel like a home away from home. More information about UD Residence Life can be found in the student handbook.

Residence Services

Food Service

We offer a flexible on-campus meal plan service to students featuring a variety of dining options and menu alternatives available through our dining services. University policy requires residents of Aitchison, Cassat, Donnell, and Chlapaty halls to enroll in a meal plan. For upperclass students living in other UD housing, the purchase of a meal plan is optional. Park Village Apartments, Townhouses, and campus houses are equipped with full kitchens.

Vending Machines

Each residence hall is equipped with snack and soda vending machines for your convenience.

Laundry Facilities

Each residence hall is equipped with full-service laundry rooms; a charge of $40 per semester will be added to your student account for use of the laundry room in your housing unit.

Electronic Services

Computers are permitted in individual residence hall rooms and access to the internet is provided. All computers and other electronics (except cell phones) must be registered with the HelpDesk prior to use. For more information on internet accessibility, please visit Technology Services or contact the Technology Help Desk at 563.589.3737.


Limited parking spaces are available on campus. Students must register their vehicles and purchase parking stickers within 24 hours of bringing a vehicle on campus from the Office of Safety and Security in Smith Hall to park on the University property. Please see Vehicles and Parking for additional details, policies, and lot locations.

US Postal Service

All students are assigned an on-campus mailbox within the Campus Post Office in the Heritage Center. There is a $5 fee for your personal mailbox key.

If you plan to ship belongings to UD, please ensure that they will arrive after you.

All mail and packages must be addressed as shown below. Failure to include "University of Dubuque" and your campus post office (CPO) box number could cause delivery issues with the U.S. Postal Service:

(Your Name)
CPO Box #_______
University of Dubuque
2000 University Avenue
Dubuque, IA 52001-5099

Student Leadership

Hall Council

Each residence hall is represented by a Residence Hall Council and advised by the Resident Hall Director. This council fosters greater communication between students and administration by providing hall residents a chance to participate in the policy process and provide input on issues that pertain to the UD residence hall community. It's also an opportunity for residents to raise awareness of hall life and conduct programs for fellow residents.


Resident Assistant (RA) Staff Selection

As an RA, you hold one of the most important, yet challenging, positions on campus. Our Office of Residence Life uses a careful selection process that includes an application with free-response questions, an individual interview with current staff members, and small group problem-solving activities. This process allows our search committee to find student candidates who demonstrate leadership, teamwork, maturity, and understanding. Our goal is to not only create a strong team of staff members, but also to provide a fun and rewarding experience for RAs.

Greetings from Residence Life!

As the Director of Housing, I want to welcome you to campus. Whether you are a new, transfer, or returning student, we look forward to you being a part of our residence hall community! The entire Residence Life staff are looking forward to a fun-filled and successful year.

In order to help you make a good start, I would encourage you to get to know your Resident Hall Director (RHD) and student Resident Assistant (RA) living in or supervising your residence. They are here for you - to serve as a resource and to provide you with the positive support you need to help make UD your home away from home.

I urge you to take full advantage of the opportunities and resources offered to you on campus. I guarantee that the friends you meet and the experiences you engage in will generate memories that will last a lifetime. I highly encourage you to meet new people, learn outside the classroom, experience diverse cultures and perspectives, and have fun!

Whether you live in a traditional style hall, pod style living, an apartment, townhouse, or campus house, our Residence Life staff are here to assist you! We strive to help you create positive experiences. If I can be of any assistance during your time here at UD, please do not hesitate to reach out via rsprayberry@dbq.edu or by phone (563-589-3438). I look forward to meeting you!


Rachel Sprayberry
Director of Housing

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