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Front Desk services

Service desks are located in the front lobby of each Residence Hall. They are open 9am-midnight Sunday through Wednesday, and 9am-3am Thursday through Saturday. Equipment available at each desk varies, but includes such items as games, vacuums, and cooking utensils. Computer cords, pizzas, and stamps may be purchased through the front desk. Other services include keys to facilities such as the computer lab. You must have a University identification card and be a resident of the hall to check out items. Rules, regulations, and times for check out vary among Residence Halls. There is a printer available at the front desk during regular hours. Remote printing is available from both Residence Hall computer labs and from student rooms.

Cables and cords for sale

Want to wire up your computer to the network? Ethernet Cables are $5 at the front desk. 
Need your TV hooked up to watch in your own room? Coaxial Cables are $5 at the front desk. 
For the best deals anywhere on cables, visit any hall's front desk.

DVD checkout

Each of the front desks at UWL has DVDs ready for you to check out. Take a look at this application to find out how to checkout, pick up and return movies from our front desks. Best of all, this service is free of charge! So check it out:

Front desk printing

A lot of students don't bring printers to school due to their bulk, expense, or what have you. However a lot of professors will still be asking you to hand in multi-page papers you typed up and printed out. For a small fee, you can print out those papers at the front desk using the student printing website:, and then at the front desk you log into the computer facing the students and "release" the job to be printed for you. Make sure you are printing out the correct document and the correct number of pages before releasing it as charges are non-refundable. If you have any questions the Front Desk Assistants are more than happy to help you out.


Want to know when a washer or dryer will be ready for your use? Check out LaundryView:

Mail services in the Residence Halls

The Residence Halls provide both U.S. and campus mail services when classes are in session. Campus mail is a free service for students wishing to correspond with other students or offices on campus. Address campus mail with the recipient's name, campus address, and CAMPUS MAIL printed clearly on the envelope.

NOTE: Campus mail should not be used for the payment of University bills or for items with a deposit.


If you are hungry for a late-night snack, or need the perfect compliment to a roommate movie-night, stop by the front desk and grab a pizza. The Desk Assistant will happily prepare your pizza just the way you like it using our own pizza ovens.

Room repair slips

Every now and again something may break in your room or the laundry machines may go on the fritz. We want to know what is wrong so that we can fix it for you! The front desk will have work slips that will help you get your needs addressed. Stop by the front desk and inquire with your Desk Assistant.

Security, emergency assistance, and lock-outs

Do you or your roommates need help? Need to find the Hall Director, RA or emergency personnel? Are you locked out of your room? Go to the front desk and they can help you get in contact with those you need!

Vending and laundry refunds

If you attempted to use a soda or snack machine and encounter an issue (i.e. product got stuck, machine didn't produce anything) please click this link and fill out the following forms: 

For snack refunds

For soda / pop refunds

The link will take you to a refund form to fill out. A snack refund can be picked up at the Tower One Card Office. Soda refunds are credited to your campus cash.

Refund problems with laundry machines (swiped your card, money accepted, but machine would not work, for example) can be reported by clicking this link and filling out the form:

For laundry refunds:

Laundry refunds are credited to your campus cash.

Where can I borrow a projector?

If you are looking to use a projector for a hall function, there are some available in RLIS to borrow. Typical uses are Hall Programs, or for mural paintings. If you are an RA feel free to come and pick one up when we are in the office, or if you are a regular student but have a legitimate reason for wanting to borrow one, talk to your hall director and have them E-Mail us.