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On-Campus Housing

All new first year undergraduate students, exchange students and some contract students are required to live in campus housing. All housing contracts are for a full academic year, unless you are on a one semester exchange/contract program.

If you are required to live in campus housing or wish to apply to live on campus, you must apply online. Please note: international students do not need to pay the enrollment deposit in order to apply for campus housing.

For a list of estimated housing costs, please visit the Office of Residence Life website.

Note: If you arrive early, you will be charged $35 per night to stay in campus housing, pending availability.

Residence Hall Options

  • Eagle Hall - Triple rooms are available in a shared suite setting.
  • Reuter Hall - Only single rooms are available in a shared apartment setting.  This hall is generally for students older than 20.

Follow these instructions to begin your housing application:

  1. Go to WINGS,, and log in.
  2. Select the "UW-La Crosse" dropdown at the top left of the screen.
  3. Select the "Residence Life" dropdown at the top left of the screen.
  4. Select the "Housing Application" link.
  5. At the new screen, select the "Housing Application" link and follow the instructions to apply. 
Note: your browser's pop-up blocker may prevent you from opening the link. Please make sure to allow the pop-ups.
The application will ask you to:
  • Review and agree to the housing contract and agree to the terms and conditions
  • Review your current housing and emergency contact information
  • Choose your hall preferences
  • Identify pertinent medical conditions
  • Choose your meal plan
  • Review your application summary to ensure accuracy

Off-Campus Housing

Living off-campus is not recommended for ESL students and freshmen/first year students. If you prefer to live off-campus, you should make arrangements prior to your arrival in La Crosse. Finding off-campus housing may take time and fills quickly as many other students are also searching or already have made arrangements for cheap and convenient rentals.  Below are a few community resources available to help you in your search.