Residence Life

NOTE: Our housing for Fall 2024 is FULL. Anyone who submits a housing application/deposit for the Fall of 2024 will be put on the housing waitlist and will be contacted this summer if spots become available.


Student housing at Northwest Iowa Community College is in four housing complexes (with a fifth opening in the Fall of 2024!) — each just a short walk to classes.

Student Housing

Applications for future terms are now being accepted. Thank you.


For more information about housing/dining options contact Student Services .

If you wish to live on campus, please complete the Housing Application.

View the Housing Rules & Regulations.

Prices for Summer 2024

Semester RateRate with 7 Meal Plan
Cherokee Hall – 2 Student Suite$1,580
Cherokee Hall – 4 Student Suite$1,530
Lyon Hall – 4 Student Suite$1,580
O’Brien Hall – 4 Student Suite$1,580
Osceola Hall – 4 Student Suite (Individual Bedrooms)$1,805

The meals will be lunch and supper Monday thru Wednesday and lunch on Thursday.

Prices for: Fall 2024, Spring 2025, Summer 2025

Semester RateFall/SpringFall/SpringSummer
Rate with Required
14 Meal Plan
Rate with Optional
19 Meal Plan
Rate with Required
7 Meal Plan
Cherokee Hall – 2 Student Suite$4,205$4,760$1,600
Cherokee Hall – 4 Student Suite$4,105$4,660$1550
Lyon Hall – 4 Student Suite$4,205$4,760$1,600
O’Brien Hall – 4 Student Suite$4,205$4,760$1,600
Osceola Hall – 4 Student Suite (Individual Bedrooms)$4,665$5,210$1,825
Sioux Hall – 4 Student Suite (Individual Bedrooms)$4,665$5,210$1,825

Thunder Café: Hours of operation

  • Monday – Friday
    • Breakfast from 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    • Lunch 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    • Dinner 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday
    • Brunch 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Supper 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Thunder Café is open to all students, employees, and campus guests at the following rates: Breakfast $6.95, Lunch $9.25 and Dinner at $10.50.

Housing Amenities

Each resident has access to a variety of amenities within or adjacent to the housing complex:

  • Free access to the Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center
  • Study rooms
  • Computer labs
  • Free laundry facilities, cable, high-speed internet, and parking
  • Cafeteria
  • Recreation room with big screen TV and available game check-out
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending area
  • Bike/exercise trail
  • Gaming room in Osceola Hall with 8 gaming stations with 70TVs, gaming consoles (Xbox, PlayStation and Wii), public computers and connections for students to hook up personal computers and consoles (available to all housing students)
  • Basement in Osceola Hall to provide safe zone during inclement weather (available to all housing students).

Your suite/apartment will be furnished with:

(1 per resident)

  • Bed (loft)/mattress
  • 3 drawer dresser
  • Desk & chair
  • Closet
  • Dining table & chairs (Cherokee/Lyon/O’Brien)
  • Blinds
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Counter top range (Cherokee Hall)
  • Electric stove (Lyon/O’Brien Hall/Osceola)

Note: Living room furniture is NOT provided.


Do you have single rooms?
Yes! Osceola and Sioux Halls both are suite style with four individual bedrooms.

Are the resident halls coed?
Yes, you may have a suite next door to the opposite sex.

When should I apply for housing?
On campus housing fills quickly so apply early, preferably sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

How do I apply for housing?
You can find the housing application HERE. You will also need to submit a $190 housing deposit.

How are roommates assigned?
You can indicate on your housing application if there is a specific student you want to reside with. If no indication is given, we try to put students in the same program together.

Do you offer dining plans on campus?
Yes, you can find more information here.