Campus Housing

Living on campus has many advantages and is proven to enhance students' success at UWSP. Our residence halls (dormitories) are staffed by professional Hall Directors as well as student Community Assistants. Regular academic and co-curricular programming in the residence halls make them educational and fun places to live while studying at UWSP.

Dreyfus University Center

A room in the residence halls is guaranteed for all newly-admitted international students.

UWSP's residence halls are conveniently located near classroom buildings.

Shared rooms ("doubles") are the most common and the least-costly choice.

A limited number of private ("single") rooms are available to returning students.

Rooms and bathrooms are single sex.

Common areas--study lounges, kitchens, and recreational areas--are be shared by male and female students alike.

Each residence hall has a computer lab which residents may access with their room keys.

Residence hall rooms are furnished with single beds, dressers, study desks, bookcases, desk chairs, and closets. Students are responsible for providing their own bed linens and towels. Bed linens should be purchased after arrival in Stevens Point to ensure proper sizing. Cable television and internet access are included as part of the campus housing fee.

Students who live on campus are required to purchase their meals from the university food service. A variety of meal plan options are offered. You will review the meal plans and make your choice during Orientation.

For more information on UWSP Residential Living, please visit their web page: http://www.uwsp.edu/resliving/.

Thinking about living off campus?

With very limited exceptions, all first- and second-year undergraduate students are required to live in university residence halls.

You are eligible to live off-campus if:

  • you are 21 years of age or older;
  • you graduated from high school more than 2 years before your arrival at UWSP;
  • your spouse will accompany you to Stevens Point;
  • your children will accompany you to Stevens Point.

If you are eligible to live off campus, the ISSO encourages you to stay in the residence halls for your first semester of study. This will provide you time to explore Stevens Point and get to know classmates with whom you might share off-campus lodgings. Most student leases are based upon the traditional academic calendar: 1 August - 31 July. Mid-year student leases are rare and January's weather can increase the challenge of searching for an apartment.

Student leases generally require "first + last" rent and a security deposit (you pay rent for the first month and the last month plus an additional amount against potential damages) when you sign your lease. "Utilities" (gas for heat, electricity, water, trash removal, cable television, and internet) are generally not included in the monthly rent. Most apartments are "unfurnished," which means residents must provide their own furniture. We strongly urge you to be aware of and consider all costs associated with living off campus before taking the decision to do so.

Eligibility for a release from the on-campus living requirement is determined on a case-by-case basis by the UWSP Office of Residential Living. Please schedule an appointment with the UWSP Office of Residential Living staff to discuss your eligibility to live off campus.