Welcome from Jacque Bollinger

Director of Residence Life

Welcome from the Department of Residence Life! As you make a decision about attending the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and consider your living options, know the following about UWL residence halls:

  • Within our 11 residence halls, we hire and train both undergraduate and professional staff to create an environment where residents feel safe, secure and embraced.
  • We provide programs, activities and opportunities for students to interact and engage with other students, as well as faculty and staff.
  • We work closely with our Student Affairs colleagues and the academic programs across campus to provide support and resources that contribute to a student’s academic success.
  • Our facilities and maintenance staff ensure high degrees of cleanliness and building maintenance to provide for student’s physical comfort and safety.

We do this all for our students. We care about your personal and academic success during your time at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and realize that the residence hall experience is critical to a student’s overall college experience. I encourage you to spend some time on campus and explore. Also check out the information that is outlined on our web page. Our Mission and Diversity Statements speak further to who we are and what we value as a Department of Residence Life.

We hope that you will choose UW-La Crosse and wish for you the following during your time living and learning in our residence halls:

"May your walls know joy;
May every room hold laughter
And every window open to
Great possibility."
-Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

Jacque Bollinger
Director of Residence Life

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Mission of Residence Life

We develop living environments to enhance the academic mission of UWL through creating inclusive communities, supporting experiential learning, and building meaningful relationships. We are student-centered, we care, and we have fun!

Guiding Principles

  • We enthusiastically believe living on campus enhances each student's college experience.
  • Undergraduate students are our central focus and student input guides our decision making.
  • Inclusivity is intertwined throughout our work and we continue to educate, while improving our cultural humility.
  • Ensuring safe, clean, and visually appealing residence halls with timely response to repairs and facility improvements is a foundational component in meeting our students' needs.
  • We demonstrate responsible fiscal management and good stewardship of student monies.
  • Our ability to support and develop student leaders is enhanced by our collaborative partnerships with professionals from across campus.
  • We strive for radical hospitality. We work hard to provide outstanding service to our students during the academic year and our conference guests in the summer.
  • Our processes and systems of service are organized, efficient, and effective.
  • Our staff, in all positions, add value to our department. They are respected, their identities are embraced, and they are empowered to be creative, and therefore flourish, in their positions.