If you are a first or second year student, who does not meet one of our exemption criteria you are required to live on-campus. Even if you don’t have to live on campus, you may want to consider doing so as the majority of our residence hall students consistently report being very satisfied with their on campus living experience.
The UW-System Board of Regents has a two year live-on requirement for freshman and sophomores. If you do not meet any of the exemption criteria and wish to seek an exemption from the rigorously enforced requirement, you will need to make your request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your UWRF ID number and your reasons for the request, including any documentation or additional information you would like us to review with your request. Your request will be reviewed and a decision will be rendered to you via your UWRF e-mail account.
Yes. We offer an on-line roommate matching service for students new to on campus housing who would like to select their own roommate. If you want to experience college the traditional way, we’ll be happy to assign you a roommate or if you already know who you want to room with, you and your roommate can add that to your housing preferences.
Learning Communities offer first year students the opportunity to participate in a cohort of classes with students on their same floor. This makes it easier to form study groups, ask questions of peers and Learning Community students have an easier time getting to know their professors. Generally, the national research would show that Learning Community students stay in college, graduate, and are overall, more satisfied with their collegiate experience.
Yes, although you may want to consider asking yourself if you really need a car. Downtown River Falls and its amenities are in close proximity to campus.
We notify incoming students of their housing assignment, including contact information for their roommate, in mid-June. Once assignments have been made, we regret that we cannot accommodate requests for changes.
Until May 1, you will receive a refund of your housing deposit. After May 1, we are not able to return your deposit to you. In the unfortunate situation that you will not be able to live with us, we do ask that you notify us in writing at email@example.com as soon as you know you will not be living on campus so we may reassign your space to another UWRF student.
The best way to get your questions answered in a timely fashion is to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do our best to respond to you within two business days. If you have specific questions related to your housing assignment, billing, etc. always include your student ID number.