Important Announcement

Priority for space in the Residence Center will be given to seniors registered for on-campus Studio Arts and Cinematic Arts Classes followed by incoming new freshmen registered in on-campus classes. All housing applications and their associated documents must be submitted by December 31, 2020 in order to be considered for on-campus housing for the Spring 2021 semester. Late submissions after said date will automatically be placed on a wait list.

Housing recognizes that students are experiencing increased difficulty in scheduling non-essential appointments at clinics and hospitals as a result of increasing COVID-19 infection rates. Therefore, Housing is temporarily waiving the following Housing Application supplementary document requirements for the 2020–2021 Academic Year.

  • General Physical and Examination Form
  • Immunization Record Form

If students have already completed these forms, they will be maintained on file in accordance with the IAIA Housing Policies. Please continue to complete the following forms as required.

  • Housing Application ($120 deposit)
  • IAIA Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 COVID-19 Resident Addendum to the Housing Agreement
  • Background Check Request

We hope this helps everyone continue to stay safe.

Note: Learn more about the housing check-in requirements for Fall 2020. Download and view the IAIA Fall 2020 Housing Check-In Requirements and Procedures.

We are pleased you are interested in living on campus, which could be one of the most rewarding experiences of your college career. National research indicates students who live on campus are happier, healthier, and more likely to succeed in college than those who do not. Living in the residence hall or family housing complex offers you everything you need for college success including convenient access to campus facilities such as classrooms, library and studios, recreational and fitness centers, friends and classmates right next door, comfortable living accommodations, and a residence life staff to help you 24/7.

The goal of IAIA housing is to positively impact each student’s college experience. The programs and activities presented by residence life staff provide opportunities for establishing lifelong relationships, creating familiarity with our community, achieving academic success, experiencing diversity and social justice, enhancing health and well-being, and developing skills you will use throughout your life.

Available Housing

There are two options for housing at IAIA—Center for Lifelong Education (CLE) Residence Center and our family housing apartments. Each area provides safe and secure housing in a healthy, positive, and inclusive environment.

The CLE Residence Center is located adjacent to the CLE Conference Center and is the hub of campus life, providing students a convenient, comfortable and safe place to live and flourish during their educational journey at IAIA. The residence center is a two-story, traditional style dormitory. Each of the 77 rooms accommodates two students and has a private bath. Each floor of the residence center has a laundry, kitchen, and a large common area for watching television, playing games, relaxing, and holding meetings or study groups.


All students applying for housing in the CLE Residence Center must submit completed applications and $120 housing and key deposit. The rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Download and view the following documents:

  1. Housing Application ($120 deposit)
  2. IAIA Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 COVID-19 Resident Addendum to the Housing Agreement
  3. Immunization Record Form
  4. General Physical and Examination Form
  5. Background Check Request

If you are an MFA Graduate Student who is interested in living on-campus during the Summer Low Residency period, please download and view the following document.

  1. Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Housing Application and Contract (MFA Students)

Send check, money order, or pay by credit card:

IAIA Center for Student Life Attention: CLE Residence Center Housing 83 Avan Nu Po Road Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508. To pay by credit card, please call (505) 424-5732.

The Family Housing Complex Casitas, with panoramic mountain views, serve as housing for our families and couples. There are 24 casitas, each with two bedrooms, a living area with a kitchenette, and a bathroom. Casitas may be rented furnished or unfurnished. In the complex you will find a half-court basketball area, volleyball court, a playground for children, laundry facility, student mailboxes, and community grills.


Students applying for family housing must submit a completed Family Housing Application Packet and a $250 one-time, non-refundable administrative fee. Eligibility requirements for family housing casitas can be found in the application packet. The casitas are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your application in as soon as possible. Download the view the Family Housing Application and the IAIA Family Housing Handbook.

Students wishing to live off-campus may use the following apartment listings for Santa Fe information for assistance. IAIA does not endorse any of the apartments listed, but it is supplied for help in beginning your search. In addition, the following information may be helpful:

For affordable housing information, contact the Santa Fe County Public Housing Authority:

  • Santa Fe County Public Housing Authority 52 Camino Jacobo Santa Fe, NM 87507 (505) 992-3060

Visit the Santa Fe County Public Housing Authority, then Public Housing Program to download a copy of the housing assistance application.

Leslie Romero

Leslie Romero

(Cochiti Pueblo/Hidatsa)

Housing Director
Student Life
P (505) 424-2380
E leslie.romero@iaia.edu

Giorgio Fulgenzi

Giorgio Fulgenzi

Housing Area Coordinator
Student Life
P (505) 428-5808
E giorgio.fulgenzi@iaia.edu

Dane Koponen

Dane Koponen


Housing Area Coordinator
Student Life
P (505) 428-5808
E dkoponen@iaia.edu

Chelsea Napper

Chelsea Napper

(They, Them, Theirs)
Residential Operations and Conferences Coordinator
Student Life
P (505) 424-5808
E chelsea.napper@iaia.edu