International Scholar Residence

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse International Scholars Residence!

The Residence is fully furnished with four bedrooms and one bath.  The Residence is co-ed, meaning that male and female scholars reside in one suite.  The bedroom has a bed, desk, dresser, and a chair. Some bedding and towels are provided. You may bring your own or purchase them when you arrive. The average cost of towels, pillow, sheets, blanket, and comforter will range from US$75-US$100, depending on your personal preference. The living room, kitchen and bath are shared amongst the residents. Laundry facilities (at your expense), cookware, dishes, storage area, and Internet access are provided. To make long distance and international calls, you will need to purchase an international calling plan for your cell phone. Smoking is prohibited in the Residence.

The rent for the 2013-2014 academic year is US$450 a month, which includes all the utilities.  Rent is due on the first of the month.  If the first day of the month falls on a weekend, rent is due on the first Monday of the month.  If you wish to stay beyond the academic year (or semester), rent is US$120 per week.  Rent should be paid in the Office of International Education and all checks are to be made payable to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  The first rent payment should include a refundable US$100 damage/cleaning deposit.  The deposit will be returned if there are no damages and all cleaning requirements are fulfilled before you check out.  If repairs are needed or there are any problems with the Residence, contact the Reuter Hall Front Desk.

The International Scholars Residence is on the university’s campus, making it very easy to navigate the campus and its offices.  Residing on campus also allows scholars to interact and become engaged with the upper classmen and graduate students who reside in Reuter Hall.

Scholars may secure a faculty bus pass for $30 per semester.  For information regarding the faculty bus pass, please contact Vickie Baer at 125 Graff Main Hall when you arrive in La Crosse.

It is very important for you to know about Wisconsin weather. Winters can be very cold and temperatures can go below 0 °F. The Residence has a good heating system, so you do not have to worry about the cold inside.  Once you are outside the Residence, dressing appropriately is most important for your health and well-being.  Dress in layers, with a good winter coat on the outside.  Also, wearing mittens or gloves, boots, a hat and a scarf will help protect exposed skin from the cold, and possible frostbite.  A Wisconsin winter may last until April.

Fall is one of the most beautiful times to arrive in La Crosse.  The leaves turn shades of amber and saffron.  The average temperatures range from 50° to 70°F. Occasionally, fall temperatures are hot. There is a central air conditioning system in the Residence.

The Office of International Education wants to make your stay in La Crosse enjoyable.  If there are any questions about the Residence, stop by the Office of International Education at 1209 Centennial Hall or call 608-785-8016.