In addition to our residence halls, University Residences (UR) offers options for apartment-style living. If you are seeking more independence but also want to stay involved in the many opportunities afforded to you by living on campus with us, consider living in one of our apartment complexes or master-leased properties.

Our apartments are called University Residences Boiler Apartments (commonly referred to as "URBA") and rates vary (something for every budget!). Our URBA offerings for the 2021-2022 academic year include:


UR Boiler TM  Apartments

University Residences (UR) has worked with campus and community partners to secure additional housing to meet the high demands of housing on campus called Master Leases. These locations are all close to campus and in some cases, on campus. Others are located on the CityBus line (free to Purdue students, faculty and staff). Students who live in UR Boiler Apartments will be on a University Residences housing contract and will enjoy the same benefits as those living in our traditional residence halls. That includes having University Residences support and access to a meal plan with the added independence of apartment living. Students living in one of our master lease locations must abide by the guidelines for University Residences.

All master leased apartments offer a kitchenette, living space and on-site parking at most properties. University Residences also takes responsibility for furnishing each apartment with basic furniture such as a bed, mattress, desk and in some cases where space allows, a small dinette set. Basic utilities are typically included (water, heat, internet, sewer). See complete list below:

Amenities Include:

  • Off-street parking
  • On-site Laundry
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable or Streaming TV
  • Internet with Wi-Fi
  • Basic utilities are included for undergrad students
  • Full kitchen with appliances: Refrigerator, Stove/Oven, Microwave

University Residences Support & Leadership Opportunities:

Residents will have all of the supportive resources and opportunities University Residences provides for continued student success. Some of the resources and opportunities include, but are not limited to:

Available Master Leased properties:

Northwest Campus: 

Central Campus: 

East Campus: 

Southeast Campus


Are assignments to University Residences Boiler Apartments for the academic year?
Yes, assignments to University Residences Boiler Apartments are permanent assignments for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Which apartments are located in each area?

Northwest Campus: Two 30 One Flats, Blackbird Farms, Village West.

Central Campus: Purdue Village (available – two bedrooms for four with air conditioning), Hilltop Apartments (available – one bedroom for three students or efficiency apartments for two students). Aspire, Russell 414, Waldron 19, Waldron 125 and Waldron Square are currently full.

East Campus: Southfork, Salisbury Campus, Stratford.

Southeast Campus: Grant, Steely, Benchmark II, Windsong.

Room Types by Neighborhood

Room/Apt. Type





Apartment 1 bedroom for 2 w/bath AC


Apartment 1 bedroom for 3 w/bath AC


Apartment 2 bedroom for 2 w 2 bath A


Apartment 2 bedroom for 2 w bath AC





Apartment 2 bedroom for 4 w bath AC



Apartment 3 bedroom for 3 w/2 bath AC



Apartment 3 bedroom for 3 w/bath AC



Apartment 4 bedroom for 4 w 1.5 bath AC



Apartment 4 bedroom for 4 w 2 bath AC





Apartment 4 bedroom for 4 w 4 bath AC


Studio Apartment for 2 AC



Single (w/ or w/o AC)


Double (w/ or w/o AC)


Triple (w/ or w/o AC)


Quad (w/ or w/o AC)


Quad + (w/ or w/o AC)


Are the University Residences Boiler Apartments furnished? What is included?

University Residences takes responsibility for furnishing each apartment with basic furniture such as twin beds, mattresses, desks and in some cases where space allows, a small dinette set. Basic utilities are included for undergraduate students (water, heat, internet, sewer). Amenities include: off-street parking, on-site laundry, air conditioning, cable or streaming tv, internet with Wi-Fi, all utilities, full kitchen with appliances (refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave.) Shower curtains and rings are provided along with one small trashcan in the kitchen area. A starter supply of toilet paper will be provided. Paper towels will not be provided.

What are the security measures available in University Residences Boiler Apartments?

Security varies by location and style of construction. Some are open air corridors with an exterior apartment door. This is equal in security to our on-campus locations at Purdue Village and the high-rise buildings at Hilltop Apartments. Some URBA locations have exterior doors in addition to apartment doors. There is also a main front desk location staffed 24/7, with phone number and email address, in Purdue Village for all University Residences Boiler Apartment locations that can assist students assigned to University Residences Boiler Apartments.

Collaborations between the Purdue Police/Fire/EMS and the West Lafayette Police and Fire Departments work hand in hand to address the safety concerns of our students, staff, faculty and visitors. Both the Purdue University and West Lafayette City Police and Fire departments train and work side by side together to provide the best public safety services possible in 2021. It is common to see both West Lafayette City and Purdue University Police and Fire Departments responding together and supporting each other to address our student’s public safety needs. The Purdue Fire Department’s advanced life support ambulances will continue to serve our University Residence contracted students whether on campus proper or in an apartment complex just off campus. To further enhance the safety needs of our students and ensure the proper response, both the West Lafayette and Purdue Police/Fire/EMS Dispatch Centers are now co-located inside the Purdue University Police Department.

Is parking available at the University Residences Boiler Apartments?

On-site parking will be an option in most University Residences Boiler Apartments properties. In some cases, there may be an additional fee for parking. Students who live 1.5 miles or more off campus are eligible to purchase “C” parking permits through Purdue University Parking when parking on campus.

What are the hours that transportation to and from campus will be available?

Campus CityBus hours vary by day. All weekday busses are available from 6:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Do students in the University Residences Boiler Apartments still need to select a move-in time?
Yes, students living in University Residences Boiler Apartments will still need to select and adhere to a move-in time.
Can students living in University Residence Boiler Apartments attend Boiler Gold Rush?

Yes, all freshman can attend BGR and are highly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity.

Is a meal plan required when living in University Residences Boiler Apartments?

Yes, students living in University Residences Boiler Apartments will be required to have a meal plan. Students can increase or decrease their meal plan beginning on July 15th - August 19th by visiting the housing contract portal. After August 19th, students will only be able to increase their meal plan during the semester.

Dining Meal Plans 2021

21-22 Standard Meal Plans

21 Track Meal
Plan +500

21 Track Meal
Plan +250

13 Track Meal
Plan +450

8 Track Meal
Plan +100

5 Track URBA Meal

Meals Per Week






Retail Meal Deals

1 / period

1 / period

1 / period

1 / period

0 / period

Dining Dollars Per Year






Available to all University Residences Students





URBA ONLY (New this year)

Academic Year Rate (Unchanged)






  • The 5-Track URBA Meal Plan is ONLY AVAILABLE TO URBA RESIDENTS. URBA residents who select the 5-Track Meal Plan may only use this plan in the 5 dining court locations.
How will roommate requests be considered in this process?

Mutual roommate requests received prior to April 15 will be honored, provided there is no conflict with other programs such as learning communities. Mutual requests after April 15 will be honored to the best of our ability and may result in assignment to University Residences Boiler Apartments. 

Will cleaning services be provided in University Residences Boiler Apartments?

No, the same as other University Residences apartments, weekly cleaning is not provided.

Will upperclassmen live in University Residences Boiler Apartments?

Yes, nearly every University Residences Boiler Apartments location will have a mix of freshmen and upperclassmen.

Who can I contact if I would like to be released from my housing contract?

Please contact University Residences at 765-494-1000 or for more information.


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