Student Housing

Space allocations in UW System residence facilities will be guided by accepted published national standards such as the Postsecondary Education Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual, research published by the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International, and other applicable higher education professional organizations. The purpose of planning is to ensure that campus housing reflects national trends and standards to maintain UW institutions competitiveness.

UW System institutions are expected to involve a wide range of stakeholders in developing housing plans including, students, and staff. Plans are expected to reflect the long range needs of students to support living and learning environments.


Housing Types

Type 1:   The majority of rooms are double occupancy with common bathrooms on each floor. This is the most common type of housing in the System, built primarily in the 1950s and 1960s.

Type 2:   The majority of rooms are double occupancy with multiple bathrooms per floor shared among a group of students. Bathrooms are accessible either internally between rooms or externally from the hallway.

Examples: UW-Parkside Ranger Hall 1997; UW-Madison Park Street 2006; UW-Madison DeJope and Leopold Halls 2012 and 2014; and UW-La Crosse Eagle Hall 2013

Type 3:   This style of housing provides small single or double occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms, living area and kitchen or kitchenette. These units are typically built in residence hall type buildings. This is the most common type of housing built in the last five years.

Examples: UW-Stout 2005; UW River Falls 2005; UW-La Crosse Reuter Hall 2006; UW-Green Bay 2002, 2003, and 2004; and UW-Oshkosh Horizon Village 2014

Type 4:   This style of housing primarily serves graduate students or upperclassmen. The housing can range from studio to multiple bedroom apartments in which either a single person or a whole family can live.

Examples: UW Madison Eagle Heights and UW-Milwaukee Kenilworth 2008