Frequently asked questions

We have assembled a list of frequently asked questions for your reference.

What are the costs associated with living on campus? expanding section

There are many advantages to living on campus. Please review our Room rates and styles.

There are tabs for Dining Services and Parking at UWL. Every on-campus resident is required to purchase a meal plan. If you wish to park on campus, parking permits can be purchased for an additional cost.

What are the dimensions of the rooms in the residence halls? expanding section

If you are trying to figure out if a futon and TV will fit in your room, you can find floor plans under the "Hall photos" and detailed room dimensions in the "Hall amenities" section on each residence hall page.

Are bed lofts allowed in the residence halls? expanding section

Bed lofts will be provided at no additional cost. Home made lofts are not allowed in the residence halls.

How can I mail packages to my student living in the residence halls? expanding section

The mailing address for each residence hall can be found on your student’s residence hall web page.

What is the move-in process for our student? expanding section

Specific information regarding move-in procedures and dates can be found under the "Resources" tab or through the following link:

Guide for moving-in and moving-out

Based on my gender identity, is university housing for me? expanding section

We understand that when your gender identity/expression is not readily reflected when giving a preference for where you would like to live, it is difficult to determine what would be optimal for you. Residence Life staff are committed to assisting you to determine how our program can work for you. Please visit the Gender Inclusive Housing webpage. Feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life to discuss options.

What if I bring a TV to my residence hall room? expanding section

In Reuter Hall, coaxial cables are provided in each room. You can buy coaxial cables at the front desk in every residence hall. After connecting the cable from the TV to the outlet, go into the options on your TV and set it to analog mode, then scan your TV for channels and when the scanning is complete, you should have all of the channels.

For troubleshooting and the list of channels, refer to Cable TV under Front desk services.

Do quad rooms have carpet? expanding section

Yes, quad rooms in Angell, Coate, Laux, Sanford, Wentz and White Halls are carpeted.

Can you loft all three beds in a traditional triple room? expanding section

Three person residence hall rooms do not have the space (height) to loft all three beds. Two beds will come in a bunk-bed formation, while the third bed will have parts for lofting. If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life.

Can I bring my own refrigerator? expanding section

Yes, but there is an additional charge of $40/semester.

If you are in extended housing that charge is waived.

What size futon can I bring? expanding section

To fit a futon underneath your lofted bed frame, futons should be no longer than 78" in length.

What size linens do I need to buy? expanding section

The twin mattresses are 80" long. You may purchase XL twin bedding at a retail store, however the Student Embassy is partnering with On-Campus Marketing (OCM) to provide students with a convenient and affordable way to purchase extra-long sheets and bedding items, as well as other campus-living necessities. Proceeds from this program go to the Student Embassy and are used for programs in the residence halls. If you are interested in this option, please visit the Residence Hall Linens Program.

When are doors locked? expanding section

Lobby doors are unlocked from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For the safety of all students, side and back doors are locked at all times. Card access to side and back doors is available 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Residents have access to their residence hall via their University identification card. It is the policy of UW - La Crosse that students and their visitors carry proper, legal identification at all times. It is very important to contact the Campus Card Office (608.785.8891) immediately if you lose your student identification card.

What if I do not want the furniture provided in my room? expanding section

All University provided furniture must be stored and present in your residence hall room.

Are the residence halls air conditioned? expanding section

Two of our residence halls, Eagle and Reuter, have air conditioning.

Will I be in extended housing based on when I signed my housing contract? expanding section

Assignments are prioritized based on completed contract and application dates.

What happens if I change my hall preferences? Will that affect my priority in being placed? expanding section

You may update your application to change residence hall preferences and roommate preferences by returning to WINGS. This will not affect your original completed contract and application date.