Housing and Dining



Eat, sleep, and live on Mercy College of Health Sciences' beautiful downtown campus! With our easy grab and go food store, on-campus housing, and nearby campus apartments, you'll never have to go far. Commuting to the College campus from anywhere in central Iowa or from any one of the nearby suburbs (Altoona, Ankeny, Clive, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, and West Des Moines) is easy with just a short drive down the interstate.

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Dining on Campus


Located in Brennan Hall, the Recovery Room is a self-checkout convenience store with all you need to refuel from a busy day. From coffee to sandwiches, it's guaranteed to keep you going!


Experience firsthand all our downtown campus has to offer.

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Living in Des Moines

Affordable living, vibrant events, growing communities — do we need to keep going? 



Located just a short walk from campus, downtown DSM is host to exciting fairs and events you won't want to miss!




Mercy College does not own or operate any student housing facilities. Des Moines and the surrounding suburbs offer numerous independent living options, including College Hill Apartments, which are conveniently located right on our campus.

College Hill Apartments

College Hill Apartments are an on-campus housing option operated by the Newbury Management Company that make your walk to class quick and convenient. Units are newly remodeled and have views that showcase the Des Moines skyline. 

Newbury Management Company

In addition to College Hill, Newbury Management Company also manages nearly 3,000 apartment homes, including several apartment complexes in and around the Des Moines metropolitan area. For more information, visit their website: newburyliving.com

More Downtown Housing Options

The Parker @ Seventh

The Parker @ Seventh is nestled in the heart of downtown Des Moines. It's a six minute walk from campus and offers modern studio, one, and two bedroom apartment homes. Learn more.

Drake West Village

Drake West Village is located at 1351 31st Street, Des Moines, IA 50311, across from the Drake University campus. The complex opened in the fall of 2008 and primarily accommodates Drake University students, but is also open to Des Moines University and Mercy College students. Learn more

Haverkamp Properties

Haverkamp Properties operates several apartment complexes in and around the Des Moines metropolitan area, including Prairie Point located at 1351 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, STE 101, Ankeny, Iowa 50023. Learn more.

Hubbell Realty Company

Through its Apartment Living division, Hubbell Realty Group operates over twenty apartment complexes in and around the Des Moines area. Learn more.

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About Us

Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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Mercy College is a Catholic, accredited, nonprofit institution of higher learning.