Student Housing

Living on campus is not just convenient, it also provides you with a great outlet to meet new friends, get involved in activities around campus, attend events, and make the most of your Life.Changing. experience at Indian Hills.



Students on the Ottumwa campus may choose to live in one of five residence halls: 

Appanoose Hall  
Keokuk/Mahaska Hall  
Oak Hall  
Trustee Hall
Wapello Hall

Students on the Centerville campus are housed in a co–ed dorm with double–occupancy rooms. 
COMING SOON: TRAXLER HALL will be Co-ed Residence Hall that offers apartment-style living.

Traxler Hall
Cooper Creek Hall


Indian Hills has on–campus housing on both the Ottumwa and Centerville campuses. All residence halls are air–conditioned and have shower, restroom, and laundry facilities. Cable television, wireless internet access, and phone service are also provided. All residence halls are non–smoking. Rooms range from modern, apartment–style units to traditional double–occupancy.

Housing Amenities

Residence Halls at Indian Hills are supervised by adults living in apartments in each of the buildings. Safety and security are high priorities and the college has full–time security officers patrolling the Ottumwa campus. The Centerville residence hall is patrolled by the evening maintenance crew and the Centerville Police Department.

Click here to view more information on Safety and Security.

Applying for Housing:

Applications can be accessed by clicking the housing application link below. You will be directed to Indian Hills Community College eRezLife page, complete the account activation, and follow the prompts to complete your housing application. Deposits can only be made via WebAdvisor.

Housing Application

No applications will be processed until both the application and deposit are received by the Housing Office.

RA Application

Interested in becoming an Resident Assistant? Being a RA provides you with valuable work and life experience while you are still a college student. As an RA, you will have the opportunity to increase your understanding of people, develop leadership skills, help plan social and educational programs, solve group conflicts, and learn how to be an advocate for students. It's a great first step to building the skills needed to be successful in your professional career after college. For any questions about being an RA, please email


Meal Plans:

Meal plans are required for all room contracts. Breakfast, noon, and evening meals are served Monday through Thursday. Friday through Sunday options include noon and evening meals served on the Ottumwa campus, and weekend meal packages and individual meals on the Centerville campus. Learn more about meal plans.



tips Make your transition into residence life a success with these helpful moving tips from the IHCC Housing Staff.


Being one of the best community colleges in Iowa means we go the extra mile to take care of all your needs. That’s why everyone living on campus selects a meal plan. We serve breakfast, noon and evening meals Monday through Thursday. Our Ottumwa campus serves a noon and evening meal Friday through Sunday, and weekend meal packages and individual meals are available on our Centerville campus.

So how much will your Life.Changing. on-campus living experience cost? Great question! Check out our latest room and board costs to help you choose your residence hall and meal plan.

When you live on campus, consider your life changed—for the better.



Ottumwa: Housing

Alix McPherson, Associate Dean, Student Development
Housing/Student Activities
Indian Hills Community College
603 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, IA 52501

(641) 683-5155
(800) 726-2585, ext. 5155
Fax: (641) 683-5269

Ottumwa: Student Services

Housing/Student Services
Indian Hills Community College
603 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, IA 52501

(641) 683-5152
(800) 726-2585, ext. 5152


Centerville: Housing

Housing Office
Indian Hills Community College
721 North First Street
Centerville, IA 52544

(641) 683-5152
(800) 726-2585, ext. 5152