UWRF freshmen and sophomore students are required to live in UWRF residence halls. There are some exceptions to this policy, highlighted on the below web page:
For further information regarding the Residency Requirement, see the UWRF Housing Contract:
Can I live off-campus or cancel my housing contract before completing my 2-years of living on-campus?
Current Academic Year Housing Contract: If you are wanting to cancel your contract for the current academic year, you must meet the housing exemption criteria to do so. If you meet this criteria, contact your RA to go through the formal check-out process.
Future Housing Contract: All requests for contract cancellation for a future housing contract will be reviewed by the Department of Residence Life. If you do not meet the housing exemption criteria linked below, your contract cancellation request will be denied.
To cancel a future housing contract:
Medical and Disability Single Rooms - A very limited number of single rooms will be available to accommodate medical and disability circumstances. Requests for these singles must be submitted by February 1 with required documentation to the Ability Services Office.
The Ability Services Office will offer a recommendation and notify the Department of Residence Life. A limited number of accommodations are available if arrangements are secured prior to final housing assignments.
If a student residing in the residence halls loses a roommate during the year, he/she has the option to retain the room at the single room rate, only when space permits.
We assign people to rooms in the order we received their housing contract agreement form and their housing deposit. At the beginning of each fall term we anticipate having over 100% occupancy. When all of our regular residence hall rooms are filled, we place those students who didn’t sign their housing contracts as early as other students into extended (temporary) housing.
There are two types of extended housing rooms: 1) sharing a room with a Resident Assistant and 2) converted lounges. A student will only be in extended housing until another space opens up and it is their turn to move (based on the date the student completes their housing contract). We find that the majority of people placed in extended housing would like to remain in extended housing even when space opens up. We cannot accommodate this request as we need that space for other reasons, so they have to move.
Regardless of the length of stay, residence hall staff members remain available to provide the same levels of assistance, interest, and information-sharing that all other residents receive.