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.
See the FAQ’s page from more information.
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:
- Residence Center Application and Contract
- General Physical Exam
- Roommate Agreement
- Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Housing Application and Contract
Send check or money order to:
IAIA Center for Student Life
Attention: CLE Residence Center Housing
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
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.
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
Visit the Santa Fe County Public Housing Authority, then Public Housing Program to download a copy of the housing assistance application.