Residential Communities

UNI Moving In, Moving Through, Moving OnAll 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 first-year students (new to college). These houses help enhance entering students’ transition to UNI while creating a peer reference group, academic experience, and enhancing students’ academic and social success. These communities may be mixed with Returner in select halls.

Returner Residential Community (Bender HallCampbell HallDancer HallHagemann HallNoehren Hall, Rider HallJennings Court ApartmentsLawther Hall​, Panther VillageRoth Apartments and Shull Hall)
Returner 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. These communities may be mixed with First-Year Experience in select halls.

Transfer.png Transfer Residential Community (Shull Hall)
The Transfer student 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.
Honors Residential Community (Campbell Hall)
The Honors community strives to provide outstanding educational, social and leadership opportunities outside of the classroom. Acceptance into the honors program is required.
Jump Start Jump Start Residential Community (Noehren Hall​)
Students living in the Jump Start 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. Register for Jump Start.