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We’re delighted that you are considering UWSP as your school and making the residence halls your home.  The Residential Living department is committed to creating a place for you to live where you are supported not only in your classwork but in the other areas of your life.

As a reminder, the UW System Board of Regents requires that all freshmen and sophomores at four-year UW institutions live in residence halls.  Here at UW-Stevens Point, we interpret the freshman and sophomore years to be the first two years immediately following your graduation from high school.  Additional information on the policy can be found here.

Shortly after you receive your acceptance letter from the Admissions Office, your name will be sent to our office (it takes about 2-3 weeks for this to occur).  We will then mail you a housing packet.  The packet has a viewbook that gives you information about living in the halls as well as a contract and contract acceptance form.

Information is included about residence hall living options and rooms as well as information about meal plans.

Read the information thoroughly before completing your acceptance form.  This is the information we use in making your assignment!

A $125 housing prepayment is required when you submit your housing/dining application form.  This prepayment is applied to your second semester housing costs.  A portion of it is refundable if you cancel your housing contract on or before July 1 prior to the fall you will be joining us (December 15 for those applying for the spring semester).

While we have been able to honor all requests for housing from individuals who are "traditional" freshmen and sophomores (i.e., gradauted from high school within the past two years), all assignments are made on a first-applied, first-assigned basis.

The cost for your room plan and meal plan are finalized in the summer before you attend.  We do have the price for the current academic year posted here.

Some of the most frequently asked questions by prospective students include:

Can I choose my roommate?
What should I bring?
How much does it cost to live in the halls?
Can I have a single room?
What is the layout of a room?

Or check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.