Living & Location

The most beautiful residence hall on campus

Collins offers you some of the best residential facilities on campus. The Main Quad features classic Gothic limestone buildings and a courtyard that we use for volleyball, concerts, just hanging out with friends, and more. Inside, our lounge areas, complete with fireplaces, are cozy nooks for studying and relaxing.

We are located a stone’s throw from central campus and only two blocks from the Indiana Memorial Union. It is one of the most convenient residential locations for getting to and from classes.

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 the Collins Dining Hall, the student-run Cheshire Café, a large formal lounge, the Coffeehouse, classrooms, and offices.


The Hillcrest Apartments on 10th and Fess, a few blocks from the Main Quad, 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, which opened in fall 2015.