Residence Hall Sign-up (Incoming Students)

Steps for New Incoming Freshmen, Transfer, and Readmitted Students


Step 1

Pay Your Residence Hall Contract Payment in eSIS >>

  • Paying by credit card: Select the Credit Card option after clicking the above link. There is a fee to use this option.
  • Paying by check: Do not mail your check to UWRF! Use the E-check option available after you click on the above link. There is no fee to use this option.

Step 2

Sign Your Residence Hall Contract in the Online Portal >>

  • If you have completed Step 1 above and have paid your Residence Hall Contract Payment fees in eSIS, then you will see the below button within eSIS for entering the Online Portal:
    eSIS Link To Portal
  • After logging-into the Online Portal, choose the Residence Hall contract for the semester(s) you will be at UWRF, then click "Save and Continue" to begin the contract.

Step 3

Select a Meal Plan >>

While logged into the Residence Hall & Meal Plan Portal (see Step 2 above), choose "Meal Plan [Year & Semester]" to enter the meal plan contract and complete your meal plan selection. View meal plan information.

Helpful Sign-up Information

Roommate Options

New students for Fall semester have the opportunity to find and mutually request their own roommate while completing their online housing contract in the Housing & Meal Plan Portal! Read instructions closely. This option will be available until mid-May. For incoming students who are arriving for a semester other than Fall semester, requests for specific roommates may be e-mailed to

Transgender Accommodations

Roommates are assigned by biological sex. Students in transition with special needs should contact the Department of Residence Life by February 1 prior to the term they will be enrolling at UWRF. A limited number of accommodations with access to gender-neutral bathrooms/showers are available if arrangements are secured prior to final housing assignments.  


Wait List

At UW-River Falls, we do not accept requests from new students for specific residence hall buildings. The only exceptions are single rooms in Ames Suites, South Fork Suites and Prucha Hall. These halls are non-first year student halls, and that there is an additional cost for living in a single room. You may request to be added to the Wait List for these halls.


Single Rooms

New Incoming Students: Due to our continued high occupancy levels, single occupancy rooms are not available for incoming freshman students.

Upperclass Single Rooms: All rooms in our upperclass hall, South Fork Suites, are single occupancy rooms. Also, Ames Suites has a small number of single occupancy rooms. For new incoming and transfer students, both halls require that you request to be on their wait list to be considered for a room.

Medical & Disability Single Rooms: A limited number of single rooms will be available to accommodate medical and disability circumstances. Requests for singles must be submitted by March 1st with required documentation to the Residence Life Office: B3 East Hathorn Hall , 410 S. 3rd St., River Falls, WI 54022, Telephone: (715) 425-4555 or Email: The Department of Residence Life, in consultation with Ability Services Office and other appropriate university staff, will render a decision regarding the request and notify the student via their UWRF e-mail account. Appropriate documentation will be required for considering the request. A limited number of accommodations are available if arrangements are secured prior to final housing assignments.

Half-Filled Rooms - Keeping as Single Room: If a student residing in the residence halls loses a roommate during the year, he/she has the option to retain the room at the single room rate, only when space permits.


Residence Hall Contract Dates

Residence Hall Contracts

2015-16 Academic Year Contracts

Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 Academic Year - Open
(FALL: Sat., Aug. 29 - Tues., Dec. 22, 2015 | SPRING: Sat., Jan. 23 - Fri., May 13, 2015)

Spring 2016 Semester Only - Open
(Sat., Jan. 23 - Fri., May 13, 2016)

Winter / J-term 2015-16 - Open
(Tues., Dec. 22, 2015 - Sat., Jan. 23, 2015)

Summer 2016 - Opens April 1, 2016
(Sat., May 14 - Fri, Sept 3, 2016)


2016-17 Academic Year Contracts

Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 Academic Year - Open
(FALL: Sat., Sept., 3 - Fri., Dec. 23, 2016 | SPRING: Sat., Jan. 21 - Fri., May 12, 2016)

Spring 2017 Semester Only - Opens Sept., 2016
(Sat., Jan. 21 - Fri., May 12, 2017)

Winter / J-term 2016-17 - Opens Oct., 2016
(Mon., Dec. 21, 2016 - Sat., Jan. 23, 2017)

Summer 2017 - Opens April, 2017
(Sat, May 13 - Aug., 2017