As you make the transition to college, your residence hall is designed to provide you with everything you need to be successful in your "home away from home."
Bikes are welcome on campus. Bike racks are located on each side of campus, conveniently adjacent to the residence halls. There are also a limited number of bike lockers available for rent on a first come first serve basis for each side of campus. Please fill out the Bike Locker Rental Agreement form to reserve a bike locker.
Most residence halls have a Blu-Ray entertainment room equipped with 52" LCD TV's, Sony Blu-Ray Players (which will play regular DVD's as well), easy input and output ports to hook up your own Wii, Xbox or vintage gaming systems, surround sound, and new furniture and fixtures to create the perfect setting to watch your favorite shows or play your favorite games. Just stop by your hall front desk to check out the room key and remotes.
While the majority of residents choose to bring their own computer, computer labs are provided in many of the halls. See printing for more information about our printing stations.
Crabtree Hall, Grimm Hall, Hathorn Hall, Johnson Hall, McMillan Hall, Parker Hall, and Prucha Hall have computer labs.
Central to the services provided in the residence halls is the Front Desk. The Front Desk in every hall is staffed each day during afternoon and evening hours. Desk Assistants are there to help students, guests, and visitors, to our halls and campus. In addition to being the central welcoming point to each hall, the desk is also a place where students can check out supplies, such as pots and pans, outdoor recreational equipment, pool table equipment, movies, and games with a social fee card.
Front Desk Check-out Items: games, DVDs, kitchen items, tools, more...
Heat settings can be adjusted in individual rooms. Click on the appropriate location for information on how to adjust the heat in a particular hall.
Kitchen and cooking facilities are available in each residence hall. These facilities usually include a stove top, oven, and microwave.
Laundry facilities are located in each hall. These facilities are either located in the basement or in individual communities depending on the building. Laundry machines are free to residence hall students. Each student will need to provide their own detergent and dryer sheets.
Students have secure mailboxes in their residence hall they can access with their room key. Mail service is delivered to front desks Monday through Saturday. When packages are delivered to the hall students will receive a slip in their mailbox and then may pick up their package at the front desk. You will need this slip and your UWRF ID to retrieve your package. Packages can only retrieved while the desk is open each day (we advise you to inform friends, parents, etc. to not send cash and to certify anything of value with the Post Office). Your name must be written clearly along with your correct room number. Please share the correct address with friends and family! Mail that cannot be identified/delivered by desk staff due to incomplete address will be forwarded to the Department of Residence Life for processing.
Print from the convenience of anywhere to your residence hall lobby. All halls have a printer in the lobby where you can print documents using your own paper.
If you live in the residence halls and have any computer, television, or phone support questions contact DoTS. The DoTS store is your source for network cables and other accessories.