Contracts & Assignments

In order to live on campus at ISU, you must submit a Housing and Dining Contract. To be eligible to submit a contract you must:
  • be in good financial standing with ISU
  • be enrolled in at least one credit at ISU
  • not be required to register under the Iowa Sex Offender Registry Law, Iowa Code Chapter 692A
All contracts are submitted in AccessPlus. When you will submit your contract depends on what type of student you are:

Contract Terms and Conditions

Your contract is not an application. It is a legally binding document. When you submit a contract you are saying you have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions and you commit to live on-campus during the specified contract period.The below documents establish the DOR Housing and Dining Contract:

Using AccessPlus (A+)

A+ is the campus information system used for most on-campus housing contract and assignment functions. You need your university ID and password to view your information. For more information about how to login, visit A+ Frequently Asked Questions.

Most assignment selection / change processes begin at 6:00 am or 12:00 noon. Please refer to process instructions for specific dates and times. If you need help with any of the following instructions, please contact us!

How do I...

Basic A+ Tips

  1. Read the above instructions ahead of time. Since some of the processes are time sensitive, you want to know what you need to do BEFORE the time comes. Otherwise, you could miss out on the assignment you want.
  2. Be within the campus network. If you participating in one of the first-come, first-served processes - especially Recontracting - your chances are higher if you are on-campus.
  3. Be on a computer. In other words, not your phone or tablet. While A+ will work on a mobile device, connection speeds are sometimes slower with on a mobile device, especially if you are using cellular service to connect.
  4. Use a wired connection. While it may seem stone-age, if connecting wirelessly isn't working for you, try plugging into an Ethernet jack.
  5. Use Firefox or Chrome. A+ will work on Safari or IE, but sometimes it doesn't.