The Office of Residence Life team mission statement reads, “The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Residence Life Program is an integral component of the University’s educational mission.  We provide reasonably priced and well maintained living/learning environments which are designed to foster learning, community, personal growth, responsibility, respect, leadership, and citizenship”.


Over one-third of the undergraduate students enrolled in the university reside in one of the eleven residence halls with a total occupancy of 3,100. While freshmen and sophomores occupy most of these spaces, two new residence halls have opened in the last 5 years providing suite style living for 880 students.


Residence halls are group living and learning centers financed and maintained solely by revenue from residents. Several living learning arrangements are offered to meet individual needs: coed halls, an upper-class hall, first-year experience halls, and specialized living/learning communities exist in our newest residence hall. All halls are smoke-free.


Halls are equipped with big screen color TVs, study areas, kitchens, computer rooms, laundry rooms, vending machines, a front desk operation, and games such as ping-pong, pool, and foosball. All student rooms have hard wired internet connection, one port per resident and every hall has wireless connectivity.


Recreation, social, personal development, intramural sports, and diversity programs are some of the activities planned by residents of each hall with guidance and support from residence life staff members. Students are encouraged to assume leadership roles and take an active part of their living community via hall council or the Residence Hall Association Council (RHAC).


Entering students, after paying the $100 housing deposit, may indicate a living arrangement, specific hall, and/or roommate preference when you complete the online housing application. Priority for housing and meeting specific requests is based on the date of your housing application. In addition, a web-based roommate finder program is available.


Specific housing regulations are communicated to all residents through the student handbook, Livin’ On, and the Eagle Eye, which can be viewed at the Web site, These regulations are consistent with the conduct code referred to in this catalog and have been formulated by the chancellor under the authorization and direction of the UW System Board of Regents.


Off-campus living opportunities can be viewed via  Rental agreements are between students and their respective landlords. The university does not inspect or approve off-campus housing.