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UW-Platteville strives to provide safe, clean, comfortable, and inclusive communities for our students to call home in the residence halls. We provide a wide range of amenities and rates.
For all of our residence halls, the commitment to building communities of respect and engagement persists. Please review the UW System Board of Regents Residency Requirement prior to reserving your room space. Instructions to apply (for new students) and to reserve (for continuing students) are outlined below.
The Department of Residence life offers a wide variety of living options to fit the needs of today’s college students. All residence halls offer a staff of resident assistants, senior assistants, and a resident director dedicated to providing inclusive, student-centered, academically focused communities. The involvement and assistance of our dedicated staff helps make our residence halls enjoyable places to live and work.
UW System Board of Regents Residency Requirement
The UW System Board of Regents residency requirement that first-year and second-year students are required to live in a community environment is enforced by the Department of Residence Life at UW-Platteville. All residence hall contracts are full academic year contracts. Students who are involved in a university sponsored program (co-op, education abroad, internship, student teaching) or are called for military service, must request a release from the spring semester through the Department of Residence Life. Once a contract is signed (box checked), and $150 prepayment is paid, it is legally binding. Make your decision to sign (check box) a Department of Residence Life contract carefully. No resident may cancel their Department of Residence Life contract for any reason unless they are no longer attending the university. Your contract is a legally binding contract, and you will be held to the terms therein.
NOTE: The earlier a Residence Life e-contract is submitted by a student, the more likely we are able to honor their top preference for halls, roommate requests, etc. There is no guarantee, no matter when an e-contract is filed, that we are able to honor preferences, but the earlier the better.
Choosing Where to Live
We recommend considering the following as students select their hall preferences:
Students must choose the living option that is the best fit for their budget. Look at your budget from an analytical perspective. Make sure you have enough money for tuition, housing, dining plan, and any incidentals. Much of this could be covered by scholarships, grants, or financial aid, however, you want to make sure all costs are accounted for when making a housing decision.
- Living Learning Communities/Interest Communities
Contributing to the academic mission of the university, UW-Platteville offers the option for students to live in living learning communities as well as interest communities. Some of the programs are connected to an academic program, while others are built on common interests/experiences. These programs enhance the academic and social opportunities that the live-on campus experience already provides.
- Residence Hall Profile & Floor Plan
There are six tiers of residential living to choose from based on hall amenities. We recommend first year students begin their live-on experience in the traditional halls. The experience of living in a traditional hall affords the opportunity to meet many new people, learn how to get involved, and gain access to campus resources provided by the traditional hall experience. Make your decision on where to live considering your comfort level, as well as your ability to connect with others.
New Student Room Reservation Process
Every new or transfer student must either:
- Submit the online residence hall contract and $150 prepayment or
- Submit the exemption form available below under Contract Considerations
Sign up for your Residence Hall:
- Log into your UW-Platteville PASS account and click on “Housing/Meals” found on the left side.
- You will select your choice of meal plan first and then move into the housing contract.
- You will need to pay your $150 pre-payment before being able to select housing preferences. This can be done in the online system immediately using a credit card/bank card. There will be a $3.75 service charge. You can also send a check made out to UW-Platteville for $150, but not this will delay your ability to continue filling out the contract until your check has been received and processed.
- Make sure to read through each section carefully as there may be some sections you must complete before moving on to the next. There are also options that are not required.
- If you have someone you would like to room with, they need to be admitted to UW-Platteville. You can put them down as a preference. Remember roommate requests must be mutual, within the same residential preference, and if either of you is signed up for a living learning community. If requests are not identical, you will not be assigned as roommates.
- Please visit the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) website at https://go.uwplatt.edu/sswd for medical accommodation.
IMPORTANT: Students are unable to view residence hall spaces unless the $150 payment is paid. DO NOT submit the $150 prepayment if you do not wish to be in a contract next term.
Continuing Student Room Reservation Process
Continuing students can log into their PASS account and click on “Housing/Meals” to reserve a residence hall space. Please be aware that a contract for your housing, as well as meal plan, are started when you click “Apply”. If you do not plan to be in the halls or on a meal plan, do not click the Housing/Meals tile. If you are unable to access the tile, please change to another browser as Firefox or Chrome is preferred. Remember there are only a certain number of people that can be on at any given time, so if you get an error message, wait a minute or two and try to log-in again.
If you are curious to know if a space is available in a certain hall without submitting a contract, you can contact the Resident Director of that building to get that info.
$150 prepayment is required when submitting the on-line contract.
IMPORTANT: Students are unable to view residence hall spaces unless the $150 payment is paid. DO NOT submit the $150 prepayment if you do not wish to be in a contract next term. If students are interested in moving to another residence hall/room, they must follow the room reservation schedule.
Contract/Form Description Residence Hall Rental Contract Please be aware that any e-contract submitted is legally binding. By submitting you are accepting the terms therein for the full academic year. Application for Exemption Form This form is required if you are seeking exemption from the UW System Board of Regents Residency Requirement and have not yet submitted a Residence Life contract. Please complete this form and return to the Department of Residence Life with appropriate documentation for review. A student is not released from said contract without written authorization and approval of submitted documentation from the Department of Residence Life. Please visit the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) website at https://go.uwplatt.edu/sswd for medical accommodation. If you have questions about documentation or would like to learn more about services and accommodations, please contact SSWD at (608) 342-1818 or email email@example.com. The daily commute from the home of a parent or guardian is approved within 40 miles. Release from Residence Life Contract Form This form is required when a student would like consideration for release from their submitted online Residence Life contract. Any student who submits the online residence life contract is released only if they will no longer attend UW-Platteville. If you wish consideration for release, please complete this form and return to the Department of Residence Life with appropriate documentation for review. A student's contract is not terminated without written authorization and approval of submitted documentation from the Department of Residence Life. Please visit the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) website at https://go.uwplatt.edu/sswd for medical accommodation. If you have questions about documentation or would like to learn more about services and accommodations, please contact SSWD at (608) 342-1818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The daily commute from the home of a parent or guardian is approved within 40 miles.