Living as part of a community is one of the most enjoyable and beneficial parts of residential campus living. All halls are coed. Students who wish to live in a Learning or Substance-Free community are encouraged to submit their contracts and requests as soon as possible because these spaces are assigned based on the date the student signed their housing contract.
As a new student, we invite you to participate in one of our residential learning communities. Learning Community members choose to live in the same residence hall and take several classes with their floor members. Read more about the benefits of learning communities!
We also offer substance-free communities. These environments support and nurture healthy lifestyle choices and encourage students to make wise decisions that will impact their academic, social and emotional well-being. While illegal drugs, smoking and underage drinking are prohibited in all residence halls, our Substance-Free Communities are offered to students who agree to ensure that no alcohol, illegal drugs, or tobacco products are allowed anywhere on the floor.
Students assigned to First-Year (FY) Communities have first-year students as roommates. FY Communities are offered in both East and West residential areas, and new students are automatically assigned to these spaces until they reach capacity. The majority of new students live in FY Communities. Students living in FY Communities relocate to other floors/halls their second year.
At UWRF, Residence Life staff are directly invested in the success of students in the halls.
One Hall Manager lives in each residence hall, providing operational oversight for the building, student support, and supervision of Resident Assistant staff. Resident Assistants reside on each floor or wing and are responsible for offering programming, building community, and acts as a resource for students in the building.
Two live-in Area Coordinators also provide direct support to on-campus residents and supervision for the Hall Managers.
The Department of Residence Life also employs many other staff, including desk staff, custodians, and central administrative and support staff who all are dedicated to making the community living experience a positive one.
Guidelines and policies play a crucial role in guaranteeing the success of any community, including those in the residence halls.