University Housing & Dining (UH&D) is committed to providing a welcome environment for all students, regardless of sex or gender identity and expression.  UH&D recognizes that not all students may identify as female or male. UH&D wants to create an opportunity for those who may identify as transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and/or non-binary to live in the halls and participate in our living learning communities. All residents are eligible to participate in Gender-Inclusive housing, which is available campus wide.

Most students live in double rooms with a bathroom down the hall, though there are single and suite-style rooms (with private bathroom) available too. The housing website lists each residence hall and its amenities. Under each hall there will be a list which includes whether the floors are co-ed and if the hall has pod-style bathrooms. Pod-style bathrooms are designed so that each floor has several individual, lockable rooms that have their own toilets, sinks, and showers.

All students living on campus belong to Living-Learning Communities (LLCs), which are a great way to make friends and connect with the campus community. UI has over 25 unique LLCs, encompassing a wide variety of options. The All In LLC explores and celebrates the magic and power of LGBTQ+ people, culture, and identity and was founded by LGBTQ+ students with the intent of creating LGBTQ+ friendly housing options for incoming students. Visit the All In LLC website to learn more about the community. This community will be located on a floor with pod-style bathrooms. If living in this community interests you, preference it in your top-ten on your housing application and if space is available, you could be assigned a space on the floor.

How to navigate the UI on-campus housing application as a trans student:

  1. Log in to MyUI with your HawkID and password.
  2. On the main page under ‘Student Involvement and Support’ select ‘Housing Application’ to access the online application.
  3. A new page will open asking for your HawkID and password to be entered and then you will be directed to a page titled ‘University Housing & Dining’. Verify your personal information in the profile summary and that your gender is noted as neutral (this is how the housing system indicates a student as transgender). 
  4. Click ‘Application’ in the black bar across the top.
  5. Select the term for which you are applying – Academic Year, Spring, or Summer.
  6. Complete the housing application steps including providing emergency contact information, answering the lifestyle questionnaire (for roommate matching), indicate your living-learning community preferences, agreeing to the terms & conditions, paying the $75.00 fee, and submitting your application.
  7. If you are interested in living in gender-inclusive housing, make sure to toggle ‘Yes’ on the final question of the Lifestyle Questions page. If toggled ‘Yes’ an email will be sent with additional information.
  8. Before the start of the semester, you will receive an email or a phone call from a staff member in University Housing & Dining who will talk to you about your housing preferences and options. If you have a preferred roommate in mind, please share that information so they can assist in pairing you.