About Us

Frequently Asked Questions


Am I required to live on campus?

UWRF does enforce the UW-System 2-year live on campus residency requirement. Exemptions are made in certain circumstance. Please review the policy information on our webpage regarding exemptions.

Do I get to choose my own roommate?

Yes. We offer an online roommate matching service for students who would like to select their own roommate. This is done through the online housing contract. We are also happy to assign you a roommate.

Why should I consider signing up for a Learning Community?

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 get to know professors. Generally, the national research shows that Learning Community participants stay in college, graduate, and are overall more satisfied with their collegiate experience.

Do I have to have a meal plan if I live on campus?

All residence hall students, with the exception of students residing in George R. Field South Fork Suites are required to be on a meal plan.

Can I bring a car to campus?

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.  View parking information and guidelines.

When will I find out my housing assignment?

Room assignments are sent to students' UWRF email accounts as soon as they are available. Assignments are typically made in June for students starting in the fall, and in January for students started in the spring. Contracts submitted after initial assignments are made will be assigned periodically until the start of the semester.

What if I need to cancel my housing contract?

Please see our webpage for information related to cancelling a housing contract.  If you are currently living on-campus, be sure to talk to your RA because students need to check out with hall staff before leaving campus.

If I have further questions about Residence Life and on-campus living, who should I contact?

The best way to get your questions answered in a timely fashion is to e-mail us at We do our best to respond to you within two business days. If you have specific questions related to your housing assignment or billing, always include your student ID number in the email.

Contact Us

Department of Residence Life
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
B3 East Hathorn Hall