Housing & Meals

A group of students in discussion at the Prairie Lights Cafe

Studio participants live in Burge Hall on the University of Iowa’s campus. Burge Hall is a large, comfortable dormitory located on a tree-lined street near the heart of the University’s campus, and features a sprawling main lobby with a café. There are also vending machines and laundry facilities. The residence hall and its surroundings are well lit. Burge's doors are locked each night and University security officers make regular rounds of each floor. Each student room can be locked from the inside. A Residence Hall Manager is available 24 hours a day. Since the rooms in Burge are doubles, participants are assigned roommates. Students fill out a questionnaire to help the Studio in choosing compatible roommates.

Burge Market Place, located in Burge Hall, is one of the largest University of Iowa dining halls, and offers a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, including continental and hot breakfast, specialty grilled burgers and sandwiches, soups, salads, pizza, breads, and ethnic cuisine. Burge Market Place has dedicated dietician experienced in accommodating special dietary needs (celiac/gluten-free, allergies, vegetarian, etc).