UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Living in the Halls

Living & Learning Communities

Living as part of a community is one of the most enjoyable and beneficial parts of residential campus living. All halls are coed. Students who wish to live in a specific community are encouraged to submit their residence hall contract with community preferences as soon as possible because these spaces are assigned based on the date the student signed their housing contract.

First-Year Living and Learning Communities

Students assigned to First-Year (FY) Communities have first-year students as roommates. New students are automatically assigned to these spaces until they reach capacity. The majority of new students live in FY Communities. Students living in FY Communities relocate to other halls their second year.

Communities with courses included:

Learning Community members choose to live in the same residence hall and take several classes with their floor members. 

  • Honors (All Majors): Students in the Honors community represent a variety of majors, and all the residents are dedicated to being engaged, intellectual students on campus.
  • TEACH (Elementary Education majors): A living learning community for first-year students who are pursuing majors in elementary education. TEACH Is designed to bring students, faculty, and staff together to explore the world of education.
  • We Teach (Secondary Education majors): A living learning community for first year students who are pursuing majors in secondary education. WeTeach is designed to bring students, faculty, and staff together to explore the world of education.

 

Healthy Living Community

This environment supports and nurtures healthy lifestyle choices and encourages students to make wise decisions that will impact their academic, social, and emotional well-being. While illegal drugs, smoking, and underage drinking are prohibited in all residence halls, our Healthy Living community is offered to students who agree to ensure that no alcohol or individuals under the influence are allowed in the building. By selecting to live in the Healthy Living Community, you will be expected to:

  • Not possess alcohol, regardless of your age, while a member of the Healthy Living Community
  • Not possess illegal drugs while a member of the Healthy Living Community
  • Not to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while a member of the Healthy Living Community
  • Hold my guest(s) responsible to the above expectations while a member of the Healthy Living Community

Furthermore, by selecting to live in the Healthy Living Community you understand that decisions that violate these guidelines will result in a conduct conference with a Residence Life staff member. Possible outcomes may include relocation to a different community (including temporary housing if necessary) and further disciplinary measures dependent upon the nature of the offense.

*Any students assigned to Substance-Free communities who have not chosen this option are also expected to adhere to the above guidelines. Once permanent spaces become available in other communities, students wishing to receive consideration for moving to different living environments may contact their Hall Director.

 

Honors Learning Community

The Honors Learning Community is a residential experience for first-year and continuing students who are members of the Honors Program. Students in this community represent a variety of majors, and all the residents are dedicated to being engaged, intellectual students on campus. The Honors Community helps connect students with academic, cultural, and social resources, while providing opportunities to interact with some of the best faculty and staff at UWRF. First-year students in this community will be co-enrolled in two honors courses during fall semester.

This option is available to incoming and current students in the residence halls. This community is located in Johnson Hall.

 

Gender Inclusive Community

The Gender Inclusive Community is a housing option in which two students share a room regardless of students' sex, gender identity or gender expression. This means that students can live in the same room with a person of a different assigned sex at birth.

This community provides students a safe space and the flexibility to accommodate the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) students, Allies, and others for whom cultural or identity considerations are needed.

Interested students must indicate in the housing application in the Residence Hall Portal that they are interested in the Gender Inclusive Community. By selecting "yes" (you are interested), you will be able to request a roommate of any gender.

This option is available to incoming and current students in the residence halls. This community is located in Johnson Hall. Students will not be assigned to Gender Inclusive Community unless they have elected to do so.

For more information on our Gender Inclusive Community, enter the Residence Hall Portal.

Contact Us

Department of Residence Life
reslife@uwrf.edu
715-425-4555
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
B3 East Hathorn Hall
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