Residential Communities

All of our residential communities offer programming designed around the stage of a student's career on campus.
  • Strengthen the ethos of scholarship within residential environments
  • Strengthen residents' abilities and skills relating to faculty with an outcome of improved academic performance
  • Strengthen residents' engagement in campus life with an outcome of improved meaningful social connections
  • Strengthen residents' ability to manage their time, money, relationships, and healthy


Residential Communities:

Springboard First-Year Experience Residential Community (Bender HallCampbell Hall, Dancer Hall, Hagemann HallNoehren Hall and Rider Hall)
First-Year Experience communities house only first-year students. These houses help enhance entering students’ transition to UNI while creating a peer reference group, academic experience, and enhancing students’ academic and social success.
Larrabee & Bois Jump Start Residential Community (Rider Hall)
Students living in the Jump Start residential community will have the opportunity to continue the relationship-building and programming started during participation in the Jump Start extended orientation program. Jump Start is designed to facilitate the successful transition of under-represented students to UNI, specifically students from racial and ethnic minority groups, students from low-income and/or first generation backgrounds, and/or students with disabilities. Participation in the Jump Start extended orientation program is required.
Honors Residential Community (Campbell Hall)
The Honors Residential Community strives to provide outstanding educational, social, and leadership opportunities outside of the classroom. Acceptance into the honors program is required.
Second & Third Year Experience Program (STEP) (Bender HallCampbell HallDancer HallHagemann HallLawther HallNoehren Hall, Panther VillageRider Hall, Roth Apartments, and Shull Hall)
The goal of this residential community is to assist second year students as they transition into the next phase of their college experience while familiarizing students with leadership opportunities across campus. This community aims to address second year students’ needs as they make choices about academics, careers, and their personal lives.
Transfer.png Transfer Residential Community (Shull Hall)
The transfer student residential community provides an excellent opportunity for new transfer students to the University to live in a supportive environment,  learn from one another, and collaborate in their studies.
Upper Division Residential Community (Jennings Court ApartmentsLawther Hall​, Panther VillageRoth Apartments, and Shull Hall)
Upper division residential communities provide an opportunity for fourth-year+ students to interact with other upperclass students, live in a supportive environment and collaborate in their studies.