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Housing Information

Securing Your Spot in Campus Housing

Do you have students who want to live in a residence hall or other campus housing? Students need to reserve their spot with a deposit or prepayment. A deposit typically gets returned to students at the end of the school year if the they follow the rules of a campus housing contract. A prepayment gets applied to a student’s housing bill.

Housing offers usually arrive after a student’s acceptance letter from the admissions office. Students should review it carefully and contact the campus housing office if they have questions. Then students should secure their spot as soon as possible.

Students can apply for housing at each UW campus they’re considering. Be sure to read each school’s policy about refunding deposits and prepayments. To receive a refund, students must submit a written request to the campus housing office. They may receive a full or partial refund, depending on campus policy. The table below shows what different campuses require to reserve housing, including:

  • The amount of the deposit or prepayment
  • The deadline for canceling a housing contract if the student wishes to receive a refund
Campus Housing Deposit Website
UW-Eau Claire

You’ll be guaranteed a spot in a UW-Eau Claire residence hall once you submit your housing application and $100 enrollment deposit by May 1. The UW-Eau Claire housing application system is easy to navigate through an online portal, and you’ll be able to keep track of important dates throughout the housing process.

Students have until May 1 to update housing contract preference including roommate and living learning community preferences as well as to cancel housing contract.

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UW-Green Bay

A $50 housing deposit is required.

A $50 application fee is required at the time the Housing contract is submitted. This fee is non-refundable.

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UW-La Crosse

A $150 housing deposit is required.

Contract cancellations prior to May 1 will receive a full refund of the $150 deposit. Cancellations made prior to May 1 do not need to go through a formal cancellation process.

After May 1, the entire $150 deposit will be forfeited.

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UW-Madison

Contracts will require a $75 non-refundable contract fee in addition to a $225 advance payment that is paid when the contract is signed

Is refundable if the student notifies housing before May 1st of non-attendance at UW-Madison.

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UW-Milwaukee

A $100 housing deposit is required.

Contracts must be canceled before June 1, if students wish to recoup $50 of their $100 Deposit. Contracts canceled on or after this date will forfeit all $100 of the Contract Deposit regardless of the date when the contract was submitted.

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UW-Oshkosh

A $75 deposit is required.

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UW-Oshkosh, Fond du Lac Campus

Housing deposit varies.

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UW-Oshkosh, Fox Cities Campus

Housing deposit varies.

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UW-Parkside

A $50 contract fee is required. This fee is non-refundable.

A $50 contract fee is required. This fee is non-refundable.

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UW-Platteville

A $150 housing deposit is required.

Please see UW-Platteville’s Residence Life Room Reservations website for contractual considerations for refund and forfeiture.

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UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County

A $275 housing deposit is required.

The reservation fee is refundable until the lease is signed.

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UW-Platteville Richland

Housing deposit varies.

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UW-River Falls

A $135 housing deposit is required.

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UW-Stevens Point

A housing deposit is not required.

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UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield

A housing deposit is not required.

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UW-Stout

A $125 housing deposit is required.

UW-Stout housing contract stipulations.

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UW-Superior

A housing deposit is not required.

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UW-Whitewater

A $125 housing deposit is required.

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