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 the rooms have carpet? expanding section

Carpets are not provided but can be purchased at a retail store. Common sizes for carpet are 8’ x 10’ and 8’ x 12’. Eagle, Laux and Reuter Hall rooms are carpeted.

Quad rooms in Angell, Coate, Laux, Sanford, Wentz and O. 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, or through our own student fundraiser from Student Embassy. Student Embassy partners with On-Campus Marketing (OCM) to provide students with a convenient and affordable way to purchase extra-long sheets and bedding, as well as other campus-living necessities.

When are doors locked? expanding section

All outside entrance doors are locked at all times (lobby, side and back doors). Residents have access to their residence hall via their University identification card. It is the policy of UWL 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 can change hall preferences, update your roommate profile, or review available roommates by returning to the housing portal. This will not affect your original completed contract and application date.  After your room assignment has been completed you will need to contact the Office of Residence Life directly to request a change.