Residence Hall Contract & Rates

2 Year Residency Policy

Residence Life administers the UW-System Board of Regent’s policy (Regent Policy Document 24-2) requiring first-year and second-year students to live in university residence halls. This requirement does not apply to students who are 21 years of age or older or students who have graduated from high school two years prior to the start of the contract. Students who are veterans, married, or have extenuating financial circumstances can request exemption from this policy.


Requests for Exemption to the 2-Year Residency Policy

Students seeking an exemption are expected to complete the Residency Exemption Request Form linked below, check the appropriate reason for this request and provide all necessary documentation specified on the form. The form and accompanying documentation can be submitted using one of the methods listed on the form.

Once a student’s Residency Exemption Request Form and accompanying documentation are received, they will be reviewed by Residence Life and the student will be notified via their UWRF email account regarding the outcome of their request.

Request for exemption after the beginning of the semester will be received but the room charges will accrue from the beginning of the first day of the contract period until the exemption is approved.  For Residents who have checked-in, charges will accrue until the Resident officially checks out of the residence hall.

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Residency Exemption Request Form >>

If the exemption request is denied, the student may request an appeal to the Director of Residence Life. The appeal request must be in written form and emailed to before a meeting can be scheduled.


Violations of the Residency Policy

Requests for exemption and accompanying documentation must be submitted to Residence Life prior to the first day of classes for the semester in which exemption is being requested. Enrolled students who do not comply with this policy or who have not received exemption status will be charged the cost of a traditional double room. The student will receive an email from Residence Life indicating that the residence hall charges will be added to their student account.

Contact Us

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