Winter Break Housing

Winter break housing is available to students who have active full-year 2020-21 housing contracts.  All residence halls remain open over winter break and students can stay in their same residence hall room. Be sure to sign-up for winter break housing on the housing portal.  

Winter Break Services

There are limited services available in the residence halls and on campus over winter break. Please review the following information:

These services are subject to change. If changes occur, students who have signed up for winter break housing will be emailed updated service information.

Mail Service: The Eagle Hall Mail Center will be open from Monday through Friday from 2-4 p.m.

Card Access: If you signed-up for break housing your ID card will provide you access to your residence hall. Residence hall exterior doors will remain locked during the break. You may enter your residence hall through only the front door by swiping your student ID. All residence hall side doors will remain locked during the break.

Public Transportation: Visit the La Crosse Municipal Transit website for information on city bus schedules and routes.

Drake Hall Air Ventilators Project: A project to replace air ventilation units in Drake Hall will take place January 4 through January 15. There may be some noise throughout the day as parts of this project are completed.  

Residence Hall Kitchens & Dining

  • Residence hall kitchens will be open and available to residents during break.

  • Whitney Dining Center and all dining locations at the student union will be closed over winter break. 

  • The UWL Campus Food Pantry is available to students over winter break.

Staffing

Residence Life staff will conduct daily rounds in all residence halls throughout winter break.

The Office of Residence Life will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  The office will be closed December 24 through January 3.  You can call 608.785.8075 or email housing@uwlax.edu.

Emergencies: For more urgent matters or emergencies, contact University Police Dispatch at 608.789.9000.

Other Campus Services: Please check out the UWL website for information about other campus services available over winter break.

Residence Hall Front Desk Hours

December 23, 2020 - January 24, 2021: All residence hall front desks are closed.

January 25, 2021 - January 29, 2021: All residence hall front desks will be open daily from noon to 10 p.m.

January 30, 2021: Winter break concludes. Regular desk hours resume.

The Office of Residence Life will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  The office will be closed December 24 through January 3.  You can call 608.785.8075 or email housing@uwlax.edu.

Residence Hall Policies

The 2020-21 housing contract terms and conditions apply to Winter Break housing. You have already agreed to this contract as part of your original housing application, however it is recommended that you review the contract prior to signing-up for break housing.

As part of the housing contract, you also agree to live by the Residence Life and UWL policies and procedures. These policies remain in effect over winter break.