Welcome to Bender Hall.

Bender Hall, part of the “Towers”, was built in 1969 and stands 12 stories tall on the north side of campus. One of UNI’s traditional residence halls, it houses mostly first-year students and is home to First-Year Experience and Returner Residential Communities, with a total of 11 houses. Bender is a mixed gender hall, where students primarily live in double rooms with a roommate. Meal plans are required for students who live in Bender Hall with easy access to Rialto dining center and Towers Center, as it is connected by skywalk. (Please note that for safety reasons, air conditioners cannot be installed.)

Residential Communities

First-Year Experience


These communities house first-year students (new to college) and help enhance entering students’ transition to UNI while creating a peer reference group, academic experience and enhancing students’ academic and social success.



These communities provide an opportunity for our returning, second-year+ students to interact with other upper division students, live in a supportive environment and collaborate in their studies.

House Chart

RockefellerMale200 - 228springboard upperclass
DiamondFemale300 - 328springboard upperclass
MillenniumFemale400 - 428Springboard upperclass
GalatiaFemale500 - 528springboard upperclass

600 - 628

springboard upperclass

700 - 728

springboard upperclass

800 - 828

springboard upperclass
PetronasFemale900 - 928springboard upperclass

1000 - 1028

springboard upperclass
PinnacleMale1100 - 1128springboard upperclass
AspireMale1200 - 1228springboard upperclass

Contact Bender Hall

Hall Office:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Bender Hall
2005 Campus St. - Room #
Cedar Falls, IA 50613-3404


Phone Number:

(319) 273-2658