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Single Rooms

Single occupancy rooms (rooms for which a resident pays an additional fee to maintain the room solely for him/herself) are provided on a space-available basis.  Space availability is evaluated every semester.

Typically, more single occupancy rooms are available during the spring semester because the population in the residence halls is lower during that semester.  Single rooms are sold during week three of each semester when space permits.

To be included in the consolidation/singles awarding process, indicate “yes” to the question on your housing/dining services contract that asks if you are interested in purchasing a single room if one is available.  Or, you can add your name to the list prior to week three of the semester in question by completing a contract amendment request in Residential Living.  You will be contacted by your hall director if consolidation will occur.  A meeting will be held in your building that will cover the details of the process.

Individuals who have a single occupancy room for the fall semester are typically able to retain the room as a single room for the spring semester.  Individuals in single rooms during the spring semester, however, should understand that they will only be guaranteed a double occupancy room for the upcoming fall semester.

Medical/ADA Single Rooms

Some students seek a single occupancy room because they have a medical condition or disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that could be accommodated by the student having a single room. To make such a request, you will need to submit a medical or disability documentation (completed by a qualified professional such as a physician, psychologist or therapist) to Residential Living before May 1 for the fall semester and before December 1 for the spring semester.

The documentation should outline

  • your diagnosis
  • your treatment protocol
  • how a single room will enhance your treatment protocol (receiving a single room, in-and-of-itself, is not considered a treatment protocol).

Your documentation will then be reviewed by an appropriate professional at UWSP (a physician at Health Services, a counselor at the Counseling Center, or the coordinator of Disability Services).  A recommendation to provide or not provide a single room will then be forwarded to the Residential Living Office.

While all attempts are made to honor approved requests for medical/ADA singles, they are subject to space availability and are not guaranteed.  As part of the review process, the recommendation forwarded to Residential Living will include a notation of “required” or “beneficial.”  Individuals with a “required” recommendation will be charged the double room rate for their single room accommodation; individuals with a “beneficial” recommendation will be charged the single room rate for the room assigned.

All rooms in the Suites@201 building and Hyer Hall are single rooms and do not have a double room charge associated with them.

The above interactive process is to ensure fairness in determining approval for single room assignments and room accommodations as deemed appropriate, considering individual case-by-case situations and space availability.