UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Study Abroad

2-Year Live on Campus Requirement

When you return from your study abroad experience, you are required to live on campus unless you meet one of the Exemptions to the 2-Year Live On-Campus Requirement for that term.

Internet Access While Abroad

Keep in mind that you may have limited Internet access while abroad, so we recommend completing as many items on the checklist as possible before you leave.

Housing Contract and Meal Plan Checklist

(Perform these tasks during the semester before your study abroad experience)
 Study Abroad During Spring Checklist
 Study Abroad During Fall Checklist
  • Request to have your housing deposit held
    - Send an e-mail to reslife@uwrf.edu saying that you will be studying abroad, and asking us to hold your deposit for the semester when you return to UWRF. See the bottom of this page for more information.
  • Cancel your Housing Contract for Spring semester only
    - Enter the Housing & Meal Plan Portal toward the end of Fall semester and cancel your residence hall contract. Mention "studying abroad for Spring semester" as the reason.
  • Cancel your Spring Meal Plan Contract
    - After canceling your residence hall contract above, while still in the Portal, cancel your Spring Meal Plan contract saying that you're studying abroad for Spring semester.
  • Sign a Housing Contract for the following Fall semester
    - Sign a residence hall contract for the fall semester after you return from Spring study abroad (available by early October).
  • Sign a Meal Plan Contract for the following Fall semester
    - After signing a residence hall contract above, while still in the Portal, sign a meal plan contract.
  • Request to have your residence hall deposit held
    - Send an e-mail to reslife@uwrf.edu saying that you will be studying abroad, and asking us to hold your deposit until the semester when you return to UWRF
  • Sign a Spring semester only residence hall contract
    - Sign a residence hall contract for the semester that you will return from study abroad (available by early October).
  • Sign up for a Spring semester Meal Plan
    - After signing a residence hall contract above, while still in the portal, sign a meal plan contract.


Requesting to have your housing deposit held

When you study abroad, you have the option of requesting that your housing deposit be held by Res Life so that, when you return to on-campus living for the following term, you may easily sign-up for housing, and you may avoid paying the Non-Refundable Service Fee (NRSF) a second time.

 

What if I don’t ask to have my housing deposit held?

If you do not ask that your housing deposit be held, you will automatically receive a refund of your housing deposit once the term before your study abroad semester is complete. You will then be required to pay the housing deposit and and non-refundable service fee again if you return to on-campus living after studying abroad.

 

Living in the suites when you return to UWRF

If you wish to live in Jesse H. Ames Suites (Ames Suites) or George R. Field South Fork Suites (SFS) when you return to UWRF, you must meet the eligibility requirements listed on the Ames Suites and for SFS pages.

Ames Suites and SFS Wait Lists: Ask to be added to the Wait List for either of these halls by sending an e-mail to reslife@uwrf.edumail from your UWRF student email account.