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At UWSP, we understand that the college experience is about more than just attending classes. It’s about immersing yourself in a supportive and inclusive community, creating memories, and developing lifelong skills. Living on campus is an incredible opportunity to enhance your overall education, and we are committed to providing a vibrant and enriching environment where you can thrive academically, socially, and personally.

2023-2024 Move-In Information

Thursday, August 31

Sunday, September 3

Move-in day is an exciting time in your college journey. For a successful and low-stress transition, we’ve compiled everything students and their families need to know for a smooth move-in day experience.

Take some time and familiarize yourself with the move-in instructions provided by our office. Specific information will be emailed directly to your student UWSP email account.

Make special note of your designated move-in date, time, and location. This information will help you plan your travel and arrival accordingly.

Complete the Room Condition Report

To ensure a smooth housing experience, it is important for students to complete their Room Condition Report (RCR) through the UWSP Housing Portal. The RCR allows you to document the condition of your room and any existing damages or issues upon move-in.

Check for any pre-existing damages or marks on the the walls, floor, ceiling, furniture, and fixtures.

It is important to be as detailed as possible, noting any concerns or damages you come across.

This report is helpful when reviewing room condition upon move-out.

After you know your room assignment, take the time to check the housing portal for your roommate’s information and connect with them before move-in day. Discuss shared items and coordinate what you each plan to bring, especially larger items like mini-fridges, microwaves, furniture, televisions, and even area rugs. Collaborating on these items will maximize space and prevent duplication.

Open and honest communication with your roommate is also important to establish. Try to understand preferences and share expectations for the year.  Remember, building a strong foundation of understanding and cooperation is key to fostering a positive shared living space.

Not sure what to ask? Check out the suggestions to the right.

Suggested Topics

Study and sleep schedules: Share your preferred study and sleep schedules to establish boundaries and create a conducive environment for both studying and rest.

Cleanliness and organization: Discuss expectations for cleanliness and organization in your shared space to prevent conflicts and maintain a comfortable living environment.

Unique habits or preferences: Ask about any specific habits or preferences your roommate may have, such as allergies, dietary restrictions, hobbies, or guest preferences. Understanding each other’s needs will help foster consideration and accommodation.

When it comes to packing, it’s important to adapt the suggestion list to suit your specific needs. Take time to assess what items are essential for your daily routine and academic success. Additionally, collaborating with your roommate on shared items can help you save space and avoid unnecessary duplication.

By discussing and coordinating your packing efforts, you can determine which items are better to purchase after moving to campus, reducing how much you’re bringing in on move-in day, making the process more manageable.

Fellow Pointers recommend packing for one season at a time. Since storage space in your dorm room is limited, focusing on the immediate season can streamline your packing process. As the seasons change, you can rotate and switch out items to ensure you have what you need without overcrowding your room space.

By customizing your packing list, coordinating with your roommate, and taking a season-focused approach, you’ll be well-prepared for your time on campus while optimizing space and reducing the stress of moving. Welcome to UW-Stevens Point!

Pointer Pals are Here to Help

UWSP’s Pointer Pals are here to make your move-in day a breeze. These dedicated student volunteers with a welcoming heart and friendly attitude, are ready to assist you with carrying your belongings from your vehicle to your new living space.

Don’t hesitate to seek their help and make the process easier for yourself. Alongside the Pointer Pals, our knowledgeable staff members are also available to provide guidance and support throughout the move-in process.

Our Pointer Pals play a vital role in creating a positive move-in experience.

Come Ready to Work

Move-in day can be an emotional and overwhelming event, filled with a flurry of activity. It’s important to anticipate that there may be some waiting time involved and to approach the process with patience. As you navigate through the various tasks and procedures, remember to maintain a positive attitude and embrace the thrill of embarking on this new chapter of your life. The excitement of starting college and settling into your new home should be cherished, making the most of every moment.

When preparing for move-in day, prioritize your comfort and well-being. Opt for comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely and comfortably. Supportive shoes are essential to tackle the day’s activities and ensure that you can navigate the campus and your new residence with ease. Additionally, don’t forget to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. By taking care of yourself physically, you’ll be better equipped to enjoy the excitement and adventure of this milestone event.

Air Quality Management Strategies

Maintaining good indoor air quality (IAQ) in student rooms is essential for a comfortable living environment. Factors such as humidity, allergens, and environmental conditions can impact IAQ. Strategies to improve IAQ include opening windows, minimizing soft surfaces, regular cleaning, avoiding certain items like air fresheners, and controlling moisture. Setting up the room with proper furniture placement, using suitable materials, and adding personal air cleaners can also help. To report an IAQ issue or request repairs, students can submit online requests or inform the resident advisor or hall’s front desk.

Moisture Absorbing Hangers

Reduce excess moisture in your room and prevent mold growth with moisture absorbing hangers. Simply hang them in an open area of your room to effectively absorb moisture. When the hangers are full, submit a work order to have them replaced. These hangers contain crystals that gradually dissolve into a saltwater solution, maintaining a balanced level of moisture without causing damage to plants or clothing. Keep your room comfortable and mold-free with this simple solution.

Get these replaced for free with a work order.

Pointers Week is a re-imagining of our annual Welcome Week. This event series offers opportunities for UW-Stevens Point students to connect with their peers and gain valuable tools for a purposeful college experience.

Activities during Pointers Week include meeting with faculty and staff to establish important connections, participating in the convocation ceremony to mark the beginning of your college journey, and exploring various social events and activities to discover new opportunities.

Don’t forget to check out the SPIN website for Pointers Week events and explore the wide range of student organizations available at UW-Stevens Point.


Note: some of the Pointers Week events are mandatory. See the Pointers Week website for more information.

Which side is A? Which side is B?
As you enter the room, A is on the left and B is on the right.

Who do I contact about parking on campus?

Who do I contact about parking in the city?

When is the DeBot Dining Center usually open?

When is the DeBot Dining Center open during move-in?

What is there for students to do right now?

What is there for students to do throughout the semester?

Where is a good place to eat in town?

Is the bookstore open during move in?

Our Residence Halls

UWSP’s 13 residence halls are organized into 3 “Quads”: North DeBot, South DeBot, and Allen.


The Allen Quad consists of May Roach, Pray-Sims, and Smith Halls. These traditional-style residence halls are set up for double occupancy. Allen Quad is conveniently located near the Allen Fitness Center and within close walking distance of Marshfield Clinic Health System Champions Hall and the large student parking lot Q.


Pray-Sims is actually two residence halls joined together by an elevator. Sims Hall has rooms for female-identifying students while Pray Hall houses rooms for male-identifying students.


Students are housed in a “scattered” room configuration; with restroom facilities available on each floor (restrooms are single-sexed, with a gender-inclusive bathroom on the second floor).


Now offering limited single-occupancy opportunities.

We also include Hyer Hall and the Suites@201 in this quad, although these are our upper-level student living options.


Hyer Hall is available to students who are 21 years of age or older prior to the start of the fall semester. Hyer Hall is a traditional-style residence hall that is located south of the main campus near Old Main and student parking lot W.


The Suites@201 is an apartment-style residence hall that provides on-campus conveniences with an off-campus lifestyle. Suites can be single-sexed or gender-neutral as they feature four private bedrooms, a full kitchen, a living room, and a three-part bathroom (shower room, toilet room, vanity area). The Suites@201 is located near the Allen Fitness Center and is within close walking distance of Schmeeckle Reserve and student parking lot Q.

Learn more about specialty living options and housing accommodations here.


The North DeBot Quad consists of Burroughs, Knutzen, Thomson, and Watson Halls. These recently renovated traditional-style residence halls feature air conditioning and an elevator.




Students are housed in a “scattered” room configuration; with restroom facilities available on each floor (restrooms are single-sexed, with a gender-inclusive bathroom on the second floor).

North Quad is conveniently located near the DeBot Dining Center and within close walking distance of Schmeeckle Reserve.


These communities have been established to meet the needs of those students who have expressed a desire to live in an area where a quiet study atmosphere is continually maintained. Communities may modify and extend these hours if they wish to make them even more conducive for focused study time.


Students are housed in a “scattered” room configuration; with restroom facilities available on each floor (restrooms are single-sexed, with a gender-inclusive bathroom on the second floor).

Learn more about specialty living options and housing accommodations here.


The South DeBot Quad consists of Baldwin, Hansen, Neale, and Steiner Halls. These renovated traditional-style residence halls feature air conditioning and an elevator.


Students are housed in a “scattered” room configuration; with restroom facilities available on each floor (restrooms are single-sexed).


Students are housed in a “scattered” room configuration; with restroom facilities available on each floor (restrooms are single-sexed, with a gender-inclusive bathroom on the second floor).

South Quad is conveniently located near the DeBot Dining Center and within close walking distance of Marshfield Clinic Health System Champions Hall and student parking lot P.


Every hall in South Quad has community kitchens, a computer lab, laundry facilities, study lounges, group meeting rooms, secured mailboxes, and recycling facilities.


Looking to get involved? Join your Leadership Team in hosting SHAAFR – a Steiner Hall Alcohol Awareness Fund Raiser

Learn more about specialty living options and housing accommodations here.

2023-2024 Housing Costs

All housing contracts are for set for the entire academic year and are billed per semester to the student’s university bill. The cost shown here is the amount that will be billed per semester in the first fall and first spring university bills.


You must check out of your room within 24 hours of withdrawal. If you withdraw during the semester, your charges are subject to pro-ration. For more information about how to check out of your room upon withdrawing, please see your hall director or contact UWSP Housing.


Costs listed here are projected and are pending UW Board of Regents approval


Allen Quad
Double-Occupancy Room     
Allen Quad
Single-Occupancy Room
DeBot Quads
Double-Occupancy Room
DeBot Quads
Single-Occupancy Room
Suites@201 $3,400/semester


Thanksgiving Break: no charge – included with fall contract
Winter Break: no charge – included with active spring contract
Spring Break: no charge – included with spring contract

UWSP Residence Halls


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Frequently Asked Questions

Amenities and Services

Every Hall. Every Room. Every Student.

What to expect in your residence hall and room. While each residence hall is unique with various features and traditions, there are certain services, equipment, and opportunities available in each building and in every traditional student room.

Every Hall Includes:

  • On-site Residence Hall Director (rotating on-call duty)
  • Resident Assistants (1-2 per floor)
  • Front desk
  • Exterior doors locked 24/7
  • Community kitchen(s)
    • Limited kitchen equipment can be checked out from the front desk
  • Computer lab
  • Laundry facilities (no extra charge)
  • Study lounges
  • Group meeting rooms
  • Secured mailboxes
  • Recycling facilities
  • Community recreational equipment
    • Check out from front desk; varies by building

Check out our hall-specific amenities here.

Every Room Includes:

  • Secure door with lock
  • Access to UWSP’s Wi-Fi Network
  • Cable TV connection
  • SpectrumU streaming
  • Window treatment
  • At least one mirror

With the exception of the Suites@201, our typical residence hall rooms are double occupancy.

For a sample layout of a residence hall room, click here.

For more information, check out the Student Housing Handbook here.

Every Resident Student is Allotted:

  • Loftable bed with twin extra-long mattress
  • Dresser
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Closet
  • Wastebasket (bags available at front desk for free)
  • ResNet (computer network) connection port

For a sample layout of a residence hall room, click here.

For more information, check out the Student Housing Handbook here.

Check with your Resident Assistant and on SPIN for fun and educational activities.

What is programming?

Programming is simply the coordination and planning of an organized event or activity aimed at helping residents learn and grow. Resident Assistants (RAs) review the needs of their respective floors and buildings and plan an assortment of activities to enrich their lives. Have a fun idea? You are strongly encouraged to share it with your RA.

Explore events in your building and across campus here.

Leadership Team (LT) Each hall has a LT (similar to student council), which is a great opportunity for anyone to get involved. Your LT will plan social events for the hall. There are positions ranging from chairperson to green advocate, and meetings are held weekly. If you are looking to get involved contact your RA.


Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the primary interhall programming organization on campus. RHA provides opportunities to develop leadership skills through elected and appointed positions, as well as through attendance at state, regional and national conferences. RHA is active in developing campus-wide events and entertainment. This group also debates proposals and recommends policies and programs directly affecting the students who live in the halls.


National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is an organization that provides recognition for those individuals living in the residence halls who have demonstrated outstanding service to the on-campus community. The NRHH organization also exists to provide ways that student leaders can continue to develop other leaders on campus by giving support, training, and modeling of positive behaviors. Membership in local chapters is limited to one percent of the school’s residential population of 30 members, whichever is larger.
Learn more about student employment opportunities here.


Labor of Love is a one-time commitment where first-year students and residence hall staff go into the Stevens Point community and provide service ranging from cleaning local parks, to assisting campus community neighbors.
Please click here for more information. 


Pointer Pals make up our welcoming crew for first-year students and students returning to campus! Pointer Pals assist with move-in day and help students carry belongings to their residence hall room. They will also lead our first-year students to Welcome Week events.
Please click here for more information.

Single Rooms

  • ​All room assignments are as double occupancy (two persons/room) with the exception of the Suites@201, which offer four private bedrooms in each apartment.
  • Single rooms are provided on a space-available basis.
  • All rooms in the Suites@201 building are single rooms and do not have a double room charge associated with them.


Alcohol-Free Living Communities

​”Alcohol-free” is defined as an area where neither residents nor their guests (regardless of age) are allowed to possess or consume alcohol.

  • In addition, residents and guests must refrain from being present on the floor with alcohol in their bodies. Residents will be required to sign a specialty living agreement upon arriving on campus.


All-Gender Restrooms

All-gender restrooms are located on the second floor in several halls and in the basements of all residence halls. These restrooms are available for use by all individuals. This restroom provides a facility option for those who may not identify with their assigned gender. The other restroom on the second floor will be labeled as the binary, male or female. Students who do not prefer to use this option will have the opportunity to travel up or down a floor to use a restroom facility with which they feel comfortable.


Quiet Communities

​All residence halls observe a basic set of quiet hours that are enforced Sunday-Thursday, 10 p.m. to 9 a.m., and Friday-Saturday, midnight to 9 a.m.

  • Quiet communities have slightly longer quiet hours: Sunday-Thursday, 9 p.m. to 10 a.m., and Friday-Saturday, 11 p.m. to 10 a.m.
    • If you are interested in living in a quiet community, select in the Specialty Living Options section Preferences. Residents assigned to a quiet community will be required to sign a specialty living agreement upon arriving on campus.
“Getting involved with my first year residence hall leadership team brought me lifelong friends and my job as a Resident Assistant for over two years. It’s extremely rewarding being able to make connections while being a part of something you’re passionate about.”
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1108 Fremont Street Suite 102
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
Phone: 715-346-3511
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