Living & Location
The Main Quad
Three buildings—Edmondson, Cravens, and Smith—make up the Main Quad at the corner of 10th Street and Woodlawn Avenue. They include single, double, and triple rooms. Here you'll also find IU Dining , the student-run Cheshire Café, a large formal lounge, student programming spaces, floor lounges, classrooms, and offices. Right next to our buildings is the Collins Annex, a house containing an audio/video production studio, a theatre/costume and prop area, a fully equipped ceramics studio, and offices.
Located a few blocks from the main quad, at 10th and Fess, the Hillcrest Apartments provide more independent living. Students who have lived at Collins for at least one year may apply to live in Hillcrest. It’s one of the ways we encourage our current residents to stay on as community leaders and mentors to our freshmen. In addition to a larger living space, Hillcrest residents have kitchens and bathrooms in their apartments. Hillcrest is also home to our Clubhouse and includes our traditional photo dark room, visual arts/printmaking studio, textiles studio, cinema, and digital arts lab (with VR technology). You can also find our game room with billiards and ping pong.
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Programs with purpose
We offer two programs that provide specialized academic programming and experiential learning opportunities so you can turn your passion into action: ACT Humanities at Collins LLC and SustainCollins.