Application process

Step 1: Confirm your admission and enrollment at UWL

In order to live in the residence halls, you MUST be a full-time student at UWL. If you are unsure of your admission status, please check with the UWL Admissions Office. You will need to pay the $100 enrollment deposit. After 48 hours, you will be able to access the housing contract and application.

Step 2: Learn about the UWL residence halls

Please take a look at the residence hall information on our website to learn about the similarities and differences of our residence halls. Review the room rates.

Step 3: Complete your housing  application

Follow these instructions to begin your housing contract and application:

  • Go to the housing portal and log in using your UWL username and password
  • Select "Housing Application" on the maroon navigation bar
  • Review and agree to the housing contract terms and conditions
  • Pay the $150 housing deposit
  • Review your application & submit

Contract cancellations prior to May 1, 2021 will receive a full refund of the $150 deposit. Cancellations made prior to May 1 do not need to go through a formal cancellation process.

After May 1, the entire $150 deposit will be forfeited.  If a new incoming student decides to no longer attend UWL their housing contract will be cancelled after notifying the Admissions Office.

This is a legally binding contract that cannot be cancelled without penalty after May 1, 2020 if you attend UW-La Crosse during the academic year 2020-21.  Section 1.C of the housing contract notes the specific criteria for contract cancellation release after May 1. 

Step 4: Update your application

You may update your application to change residence hall preferences and roommate preferences by returning to the housing portal.

This will not affect your original completed contract and application date.

Roommate Selection for students who have completed 2021-22 housing applications will be available on the housing portal in January 2021.  All students who have completed 2021-22 housing applications prior to this date will receive a reminder ahead of time about Roommate Selection  opening.   

Step 5: Room assignments

Assignments will be sent out by email in June. They will include room and roommate assignments. Assignments are prioritized based on completed contract and application dates.

If you have questions, please email the Office of Residence Life or call 608.785.8075.

Step 1: Confirm your admission and enrollment at UWL

In order to live in the residence halls, you MUST be a full-time student at UWL.  48 hours after you are admitted to the university you will be able access the housing application.  This is your cue to move forward with applying for housing. 

Step 2: Learn about the UWL residence halls

Please take a look at the residence hall information on our website to learn about the similarities and differences of our residence halls. Review the room rates.

Step 3: Complete your housing contract and application

Follow these instructions to begin your housing application:

  • Go to the housing portal and log in using your UWL username and password
  • Select "Housing Application" on the maroon navigation bar
  • Review and agree to the housing contract terms and conditions
  • Pay the $150 housing deposit
  • Review your application & submit

Contract cancellations prior to May 1, 2021 will receive a full refund of the $150 deposit. Cancellations made prior to May 1 do not need to go through a formal cancellation process.

After May 1, the entire $150 deposit will be forfeited.  If a new incoming student decides to no longer attend UWL their housing contract will be cancelled after notifying the Admissions Office.

This is a legally binding contract that cannot be cancelled without penalty after May 1, 2020 if you attend UW-La Crosse during the academic year 2020-21.  Section 1.C of the housing contract notes the specific criteria for contract cancellation release after May 1. 

Step 4: Update your application

You may update your application to change residence hall preferences and roommate preferences by returning to the housing portal.

This will not affect your original completed contract and application date.

Roommate Selection for students who have completed 2021-22 housing applications will be available on the housing portal in January 2021.  All students who have completed 2021-22 housing applications prior to this date will receive a reminder ahead of time about Roommate Selection  opening.   

Step 5: Room assignments

Assignments will be sent out by email in June. They will include room and roommate assignments. Assignments are prioritized based on completed contract and application dates.

If you have questions, please email the Office of Residence Life or call 608.785.8075.

The returning student housing application will be available in spring 2021.

Step 1: Complete your housing application

Follow these instructions to begin your housing and application:

  • Go to the housing portal and log in using your UWL username and password
  • Select "Contract/Application" on the maroon navigation bar
  • Review and agree to the housing contract terms and conditions
  • Pay the $150 housing deposit
  • Review your application & submit

Contract cancellations prior to May 1, 2021 will receive a full refund of the $150 deposit. Cancellations made prior to March 1 do not need to go through a formal cancellation process.

After May 1, the entire $150 deposit will be forfeited.  Additionally, students will need to submit a formal request for contract cancellation, which will be reviewed by the Office of Residence Life. 

This is a legally binding contract that cannot be cancelled without penalty after May 1, 2020 if you attend UW-La Crosse during the academic year 2021-22.  Section 1.C of the housing contract notes the specific criteria for contract cancellation release after May 1 for returning students. 

Step 2: Update your application

You may update your application to indicate roommate preferences by returning the housing portal. This will not affect your original completed contract and application date.

Step 3: Room selection

Returning students are able to select their own roommates and room assignment. Exact start dates for room selection will be emailed to those who have completed their housing  application.

If you have questions, please email the Office of Residence Life or call 608.785.8075.

The Spring 2021 housing application will open on November 2, 2020.  This is for students needing to live on campus only for the spring 2021 semester. Here is additional information about this application:  

  • The Spring 2021 application will be available to all newly admitted spring 2021 students.  
  • Students who have canceled their 2020-21 housing contracts are not guaranteed housing for spring 2021 and may not be able to reapply for campus housing.  
  • A $150 housing deposit will be required as part of the application process.
  • Due to limited available room spaces for spring 2021, we are unable to accept specific room or roommate assignment requests.  Please be sure to note your hall preferences in the housing application. 

Step 1: Complete your housing application

Follow these instructions to begin your housing and application:

  • Go to the housing portal and log in using your UWL username and password
  • Select "Contract/Application" on the maroon navigation bar
  • Review and agree to the housing contract terms and conditions
  • Pay the $150 housing deposit
  • Review your application & submit

Contract cancellations prior to December 1, 2020 will receive a full refund of the $150 deposit. Cancellations made prior to March 1 do not need to go through a formal cancellation process.

After December 1, 2020, the entire $150 deposit will be forfeited.  Additionally, students will need to submit a formal request for contract cancellation, which will be reviewed by the Office of Residence Life. 

This is a legally binding contract that cannot be cancelled without penalty after December 1, 2020 if you attend UW-La Crosse during the spring 2021 term.  Section 1.C of the housing contract notes the specific criteria for contract cancellation release after December 1.

Step 2: Update your application

You may update your application to indicate roommate preferences by returning the housing portal. This will not affect your original completed contract and application date.

Step 3: Room assignments

New room assignments for spring 2021 will be emailed out to students in January.