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New Entertainment Services Available

Beginning this month, IU will provide Xfinity on Campus and Swank Movies On Demand at IU to all students living with RPS.

To watch TV, residents will have the following options available.

  • Coax—40 channels available
  • IP Streaming through
    • Roku: 200+ channels and local programming
    • Computer: 200+ channels
    • Apple TV: limited, must download individual channel apps
    • Amazon Fire: unavailable
    • Chromecast: unavailable

With Swank Movies On Demand at IU, residents will be able to watch early release and old favorite movies.

Learn more about TV services on campus in the Knowledge Base.

Assignment Office Hours Extended

To assist students moving to campus for the start of the fall semester, we have added some hours to our standard schedule.

Anyone needing assistance with a residence hall housing assignment can visit the office located in the Nelson Administration Building at 801 N. Jordan Avenue during the hours below, or phone 812-855-5601, or email

  • Sunday, August 13, 8 a.m–2 p.m.
  • Monday, August 14, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 15, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 16, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 17, 8 a.m.–5 P.m.
  • Friday, August 18, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Experience IU—Early Move-In

Beginning July 15, you can register to move in early through The Office of First Year Experience Programs at the Early Move-In registration site.

To arrive before August 16, students must either be a part of a sponsored group (listed), or agree to participate in the Experience IU program.

Students moving into Hillcrest, Mason, Union Street Center, or Willkie South and Center apartments may move in anytime starting on August 3 at the rate of $17 a night from August 3 – 12 and $40 a night August 13 – 15. Costs are prorated based on day of arrival and will be billed to student bursar bill in September/October. To register, please visit the Early Move-In registration site.

Welcome—New Director of Dining Services

New Residential Life Director, Andi Cailles
New Director of Dining Services, Rahul Shrivastav

Please join us in welcoming Rahul Shrivastav as our new Director of Dining Services!

Rahul comes to Indiana University Bloomington with nearly 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

"My mission with food and beverage has been creating an environment of great food, great friends, and great service. I look forward to working with a great team at IU to enhance those aspects of hospitality," says Rahul.

Rahul holds degrees in Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition from the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology in Bhopal, India and in Business in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Southern Cross University in Sydney, Australia. He previously worked in university dining services at both University of Michigan and Penn State University, and worked for InterContinental, Marriot, and Wyndham Hotels.

Rahul begins his new position on the IU campus on July 17.

Welcome—New Director of Residential Life

New Residential Life Director, Andi Cailles
New Residential Life Director, Andrea (Andi) Cailles

RPS is excited to introduce our newest team member, Director of Residential Life, Andrea (Andi) Cailles!

Andi, who is originally from Floyds Knobs, Indiana, brings 16+ years of residential life experience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with additional experience from her time at Millikin University and Western Kentucky University. She earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Western Kentucky University.

"I will strive to be a collaborative partner with our campus stakeholders, an active listener to the staff seeking to understend their priorities and needs, and an engaged leader who is responsive, attentive, and above all else, contributing to our students' educational aspirations," Andi says.

Andi will start in her new position with RPS on June 1. Please join us in welcoming Andi to our team!

More Places to Grab Ice Cream from The Chocolate Moose!

The Chocolate Moose

Did you know The Chocolate Moose has partnered with RPS since 2016? That partnership is now bringing you more great places on campus to buy The Chocolate Moose ice cream!

Purchase either a half-pint or a pint from the Campus Cafe at CIB, the Campus Cafe at Godfrey Graduate Center, the Hoosier Store at Eigenmann Hall, or the Hoosier Store at Willkie Quad.

Do you prefer ice cream by the scoop or a milkshake? Then stop in and grab some at The Bookmarket Eatery or The Goodbody Eatery (coming soon).

Payment forms accepted (all locations):

  • Crimson Accounts
  • Major credit cards

2017 Summer Housing Contract

The New Student Housing contract information is now live. To begin the process, visit the One.IU page. Visit the First-Time Applicants page for more information.

Early August Dining Hours

Please review the early August dining locations opening during the dates listed below. Every campus cafe and dining location will open Monday, August 21.

Wednesday, August 16–Sunday, August 20: Northwest Neighborhood

RPS Dining Locations Dates Hours
Collins Market August 16–17 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
August 18 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
August 19–20 12 noon–4 p.m.
Gresham Food Court at Foster Quad August 16–18 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
August 19–20 9 a.m.–10 p.m.
Hoosier Cafe and Store at McNutt Quad August 16–17 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
August 18 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
August 19 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
August 20 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Wednesday, August 16–Sunday, August 20: Central Neighborhood

RPS Dining Locations Dates Hours
Hoosier Cafe and Store at Wright Quad August 16–20 12 noon–10 p.m.
Hoosier Store at Eigenmann Hall August 16–18 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.
August 19 Closed
August 20 5–9 p.m.
Union Street Market August 16–18 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
August 19–20 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wright Quad Food Court August 16–18 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
August 19–20 9 a.m.–10 p.m.

Wednesday, August 16–Sunday, August 20: Southeast Neighborhood

RPS Dining Locations Dates Hours
El Bistro at Read Hall August 16–20 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Hoosier Store at Willkie Quad August 16–18 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
August 19–20 3–10 p.m.
Woodland East Restaurants at Forest Quad—A Cut Above, Caliente, Fusion, Mangia, Romaine, and The Stone Grill August 16–20 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Woodland West Restaurants at Forest Quad—Bloomingberry, The Clubhouse, and The Round August 16–18 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.
August 19–20 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

Thursday, August 17–Friday, August 18: Campus Cafe's in the Southeast Neighborhood

RPS Campus Cafe Locations Dates Hours
Ballantine Hall August 17–18 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Herman B Wells Library Commons August 17–18 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
SPEA Building August 17–18 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.


Get It Fixed! Reporting Needed Repairs

Students that run into things in need of repair should email a thorough description of the problem and it's location to the appropriate Fix It! account, or call your residence hall's center desk. If your problem is an emergency—don't email—call us! We'll answer 24/7.

Location Email Phone
Ashton 812-855-1415
Briscoe 812-855-5313
Campus View & BBHN 812-855-5553
Collins & Hillcrest 812-855-5553
Evermann & Redbud 812-855-4307
Eigenmann 812-855-8581
Forest 812-855-5311
Foster 812-855-1408
McNutt 812-855-1183
Read 812-855-5586
Spruce 812-855-3502
Teter 812-855-4034
Tulip Tree, 3rd & Union, & University 812-855-2108
Union Street Center 812-855-5513
Willkie & Mason Hall 812-856-4804
Wright 812-855-6558

Consider a Learning Community

On February 1, 2017 we'll open applications for new students seeking a place to live on campus in the 2017–18 year. Since the application process will be a new experience for most people, we've outlined what you need to do before you start your application.

One of the biggest decision's you'll have to make to complete your housing application is about the type of college experience you want to have. You may be surprised to hear that decision isn't about a neighborhood or specific building. Your collegiate journey is about your personal growth and at IU Bloomington you can choose to enhance your journey by joining a learning community.

Learning communities come in a variety of sizes, subjects and responsibilities. You can review the full list of communities and consider the possibilities.

What Everyone Should Know About Flying Drones on Campus

Tech gifts are big this holiday season and one of the most popular tech items is the drone. If you happen to get one of these flying marvels, there are some things about using the air space on campus that you need to know.

  • The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and that does include drones.
  • Indiana University does have a policy regulating UASs on it's campuses.
  • Drones cannot be flown inside a residential building or a locker room, or restrooms, or other places where people normally expect to have privacy,
  • You may be required to get a Certificate of Authorization (COA) from the FAA. You'll need to contact the IU Office of Insurance Loss Control & Claims (INLOCC) to start and complete this authorization process,
  • These COAs aren't free. There are fees involved.

So, if you're still undaunted and set on flying your new drone on campus, be sure to ready the university's full Unmanned Aircraft policy and contact INLOCC to start your approval process.

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