Parents - information on the housing application process
We generally look at our application process in two
"groups": new students and current students. Information regarding
students studying abroad and those re-entering the university is also
packets to new students are mailed beginning November 15 (prior to the
next school year) and then approximately every 3-4 weeks thereafter for
new admits. The housing packet contains information about our halls,
the different living options available, instructions on how to complete
the housing contract acceptance form and additional materials.
We encourage students to complete and return their
application (along with their $125 housing prepayment) as early as
feasible since assignments are made on a first-applied, first-assigned
basis. Assignments are begun in mid-July and the first assignment round
will typically assign individuals who applied by May. Our first round
of assignment letters is mailed by July 31. We continue to run
assignments for remaining contracts throughout the rest of summer and
send out updated assignment packets to those affected.
Students living in the halls in the spring semester have
the opportunity to self-select where they will live for the upcoming
fall semester. Information about how students accomplish this is sent
to them in April. All applicants must pay the $125 housing prepayment
(this prepayment is credited to the student's spring semester account
with the university). All residents who apply by the stated deadline
are automatically re-assigned to their spring room; from there, they can
make hall and room changes on-line using the timeline established for
that year. Students who apply after the deadline are not guaranteed
that they will be able to retain their spring room; however, they are
able to utilize the room change system after they submit their contract.
Students living off-campus during the spring semester
are also able to self-select a room for the upcoming fall as long as
they apply within our application period.
Students participating in the university's semester abroad can
apply for housing for the semester following their semester abroad.
Information about this process is available on-line
Students who are re-admitted to the university (e.g.,
they attended for a year, left for a year and are returning to UWSP)
must contact Residential Living and ask that a housing packet be mailed