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UPDATE!!!   Residence Hall Reimbursement Notice

March 24, 2020

Dear Residents,
UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen in his letter to you on March 20 shared that UWRF has been authorized by UW System to reimburse the prorated charges for housing and dining from the end of Spring Break through the end of spring semester for students who have left the university prior to the end of their contract. Students who have vacated the residence halls will receive a prorated reimbursement.

Housing reimbursements will be processed by Friday, April 17. Unfortunately, crediting these funds toward future semesters in lieu of a refund is not an option due to rules related to the awarding of federal financial aid.

If you have signed-up for direct depositing of refunds, great! Any refund due to you will be deposited via ACH into your designated checking or savings account within two to three days. If you have not signed up, you still have time. Click this link for instructions. You can also email if you need assistance. Otherwise, a refund check will be mailed to your home address listed in eSIS.
Watch your UWRF email for additional information.

Thank you,
UWRF Department of Residence Life


Director of Residence Life Announcement

March 19, 2020

Please read to the end of this message to ensure you have the information you need.

Dear Student,
UW-River Falls is taking extraordinary steps to ensure the health and safety of our campus community during the COVID-19 outbreak. I ask that you carefully review this communication. It is imperative that you follow these directions. 

If you are not physically living on campus right now, please do NOT return to campus or ask to return. All residence halls are locked for the safety and security of the remaining students, staff and faculty. 

If you are on campus and without an approved exception to stay, please accelerate your plan to leave campus as soon as possible and take only essential items for the rest of the semester. If you were planning to fully move out that option is no longer available.  For everyone’s safety, it is important that we do not have unnecessary additional vehicles or people coming to campus at this time.

Consider the following alternatives regarding essential items: 

  • Medication: Contact your doctor or pharmacy for a refill 
  • Textbooks: Contact your professor or visit  
  • Laptop: Do you have another computer where you are? 

Residence Life is actively working on a plan for a controlled move-out process. An update will be communicated by April 10, 2020. 

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we navigate a rapidly changing situation. Everyone on campus is working to make the best decisions given what we know. 

Please take the time to remember to be kind and what one person does affects us all. 

Karla Thoennes
Director of Residence Life



"The mission of the Department of Residence Life is to create residential communities where students live civilly, learn effectively and discover success."

Live. Learn. Discover.

Your college career can be one of the most memorable and exciting times of your life.  And it can begin while you live on-campus in a vibrant residence hall community.

You will learn about yourself and others as you immerse yourself in your residence hall community by making new friends, engaging in lively discussions and balancing your time between classes, study, and new activities.

You will discover the advantages of living on-campus when you're close to classes, minutes from dining options, and in a supportive environment with no worries about rent, utilities, or a daily commute.


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