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
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