Read Residence Center

Read is a coed, undergraduate residence hall at Indiana University. It is comprised of four wings (Beck, Clark, Curry, and Landes) connected by the Core.

Read is located on Jordan Ave., across from the Simon Music Center and the Musical Arts Center Completed in 1955, Read was originally an all-female residence hall called Smithwood. In 1960 it was renamed Daniel Read Residence Center, in honor of the late professor of ancient languages who taught IU's first female students. Read is laid out in an "X" shape, with four wings (Beck, Clark, the Core, C

Read Residence Center updated their information in their About section. 05/06/2021

Read Residence Center updated their information in their About section.

Read Residence Center updated their information in their About section.


Questions about your temperature in your room? Check out this post, as well as the posters on your floor!

With summer weather hanging around in September, you should know your building's climate control setpoints and plan accordingly. Each RPS building with HVAC has posted temperature ranges for system efficiency. DO NOT OPEN WINDOWS in buildings with HVAC.

Opening windows allows in humidity and disrupts climate control. Instead, keep your door open and use a fan to increase airflow. Find your building's set points on the RPS website (link in bio).


Wanting to set up a smart TV or gaming system? Check out the instructions here!

Get connected in your residence center. Learn the ins and outs of setting up wireless on your device at


More Dining Locations are open, including here in Read!

Follow IU Dining on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with all things food related!

More locations open this week as we welcome students for the first time or back to campus! Order via @grubhub ( Pick up or order in person. Wear your mask and stay physically distanced. #IUDining #IUBloomington #IndianaUniversity #Btown #hours #meal #grubhub #brunch #lunch #dinner #vegan #pickup #onlineordering


Join us virtually for S*x, Drugs and Rock and Roll!

Join Indiana University Student Health Center next week for their (virtual) S*x, Drugs, and Rock and Roll event! They'll be giving out tips on how to stay safe and succeed during your first semester at IU.



If you're doing Drop and Go move-in and haven't been able to sign up for a true arrival time, please refresh the system and check again. Additional appointment times have been added.

Due to the hard limits on how many students may come to campus per day for move-in, appointment slots for your preferred day may fill up.


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If you're moving in on campus in the next several days, be prepared and know what to expect. Learn more about move-in here:



📢 Health Safety Reminder 📢 Due to COVID-19 precautions, RPS residents may NOT host guests (including overnight guests and residents of other buildings) in the residence halls and apartments this year. 08/07/2020

Residence Hall Move-in Guide

We're excited for you to get here! Check out the RPS Residence Hall Move-In Guide. This guide covers all the information you’ll need to make a smooth transition to campus life here at Indiana University Bloomington. Residence Hall Move-in Guide




If you have not yet uploaded your photo for your CrimsonCard, you must do so prior to August 7. You will not be able to move into your residence hall without your CrimsonCard. Visit to upload your photo.


19 Questions with Read CUE and RAs

RA applications for the 2020-2021 school year close next month. Now is a great time to reach out to your RA and find out more about the position! Here is a video about some of the most common questions answered by your Read RAs!

Read Residence Center's Student Staff answer some of your questions about their positions!


Welcome everyone to Read Residence Center! Our staff is excited to help make your first year an enjoyable one #IUIsHome 🎉


Grand Move-In days are upon us! We are so excited to welcome so many new residents to our community #IUIsHome #IU23 🔴⚪️


Read Hall Front

Hello Hoosiers! We hope you have a great start to your week and that you are enjoying your summer! Grand move-in is almost upon us #IUIsHome #IU23 🏢


Welcome back to the snow Hoosiers!! We hope you’re enjoying the weather but also staying warm when needed #IUIsHome


Hey there Hoosiers, we hope you have enjoyed your first week of the Fall semester! Get involved, seek new opportunities and make sure you keep up with your studies!


Seeing our new residents puts a smile on our face! We’re glad you’re here #IUMoveIn 🏢


As our buildings grow, so does our excitement in welcoming in our residents! We got lots of renovated space for you to come and enjoy in your new home #IUMoveIn #ReadOn


It’s a beautiful day for move-in! Welcome back Hoosiers, we’re looking forward to seeing our residents make their way to their home away from #IUMoveIn #GoHoosiers 🔴☀️⚪️




Roommate information has been released! If you are still missing roommate or housing assignment information on My Housing (One.IU), it means that we're still working on your assignment and we will contact you via email in a few days.



Haven't gotten your assignment yet?

RPS assignments have been behind this year due to the high volume of incoming residents. Expect to see housing and roommate assignments released by the end of this week!

Our offices are working hard to complete assignments and we can't wait to welcome you all to campus!

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Happy #iuday to all from your staff at Read Hall! We’ve had an awesome year so far and can’t wait to finish strong! #gohoosiers🔴⚪️


S*x Fest starts TONIGHT! Come out to some great FREE events regarding sexual health! Two events will even be hosted in the Read Hoosier Den!


Our in tandem with the CUE from Ashton, our own CUE Kim will be hosting a program called “Game Over”. There will be video games to play while in addition a dialogue about gaming culture, specifically the language used in and while playing games as well as mental and physical health!


Watch the Spring Ballet “America Dances” for cheaper than ever! Use the online code DANCE to get a $5 discount. Student tickets start at $10 with the code!


IU is still looking for Welcome Week team members! This is a great opportunity to help our incoming students become associated with campus and the school we all love! Apply today!


Congrats to everyone who helped Read win the Winter Challenge!!


#tbt to Read’s awesome Super Bowl Party! We had a great turnout and cannot wait to hold this event again next year! Thank you to everyone who turned out!


Apply to work on the 2018 Welcome Week team! Do it fast though as Team Coordinator applications end tomorrow! Team Member applications are also available till March 9th. This is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and also allows you to move in early and get a free shirt!


‪Bored this week? The Jacob’s School of Music has a week full of amazing events! And the best part: they’re all FREE! Just cross the street and enjoy some of the best music from the countries best musicians! ‬


If you are interested in taking general music classes in the future, come to a discussion hosted by the Jacob’s School of music! Tomorrow night at 7 PM!


Come to the Hoosier Den tomorrow night for a Super Bowl Bash! There will be food, drinks, and friends! You won’t want to watch the big game anywhere else!


Commit to a healthier you this semester! Challenge yourself by signing up for the Recreational Sports Winter Challenge for students in the Residence Halls. Visit Recreational Sports facilities 15 times from Jan. 28-Feb. 25 and log your activities to finish this program and get a RecSports water bottle or t-shirt! This is a FREE program, but registration is required (preferably by Jan. 25).


As the semester starts to pick up and the temperature starts to drop, make sure you’re doing whatever you can to keep yourself and others healthy


Our Story

Completed in 1955, Read was originally an all-female residence hall called Smithwood. In 1960 it was renamed Daniel Read Residence Center, in honor of the late professor of ancient languages who taught IU's first female students.

Read is laid out in an "X" shape, with four wings: Beck, Clark, Curry and Landes. Men reside in the Beck and Curry wings, while women live in Clark and Landes. The first floor houses the center desk, lobby, staff offices, multiple study spaces, a game room, and formal lounges. El Bistro Cafe, located in the basement, offers breakfast foods, Mexican, and sandwiches. The nearby Restaurants at Woodland, opening in Fall 2013, provide students with additional dining options.

Read also houses multiple dance and music practice rooms, multiple laundry facilities, and a Music, Movies & More store, where students can check out DVDs and CDs with their student ID.

All four wings in Read are connected through a central hub, which allows students the ability to visit friends all over the building. Floors 2 through 5 are traditional doubles, and most rooms share a half-bath with a neighboring room. A community bathroom is located on each floor as well. Floor 6 contains single rooms.

Read is staffed by 18 Resident Assistants, three Graduate Supervisors, an Office Services Assistant, Assistant Residence Manager, and Residence Manager.

If you have questions about Read Residence Center, you can contact the front desk at 812.855.5586. Desk hours are:
Monday-Friday 8am-Midnight
Saturday-Sunday 10am-Midnight

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