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Rights and Responsibilities Handbook

The Community Rights and Responsibilities Handbook is a resource for all students living in UW Oshkosh residence halls. It covers important, need to know information and services, as well as hall policies and student conduct.

To support the university’s efforts in sustainability, limited hard copies of this handbook are available in the Department of Residence Life and through your Residence Hall Director.

You can download the handbook in it’s entirety below in a .pdf format.  If you do not an Acrobat Reader, you can download one from the Adobe website

Download the UW Oshkosh Community Rights and Responsibilities Handbook


Smudging Policy 

We understand the language used in the smudging policy does not align with today’s cultural standards. We are in the process of updating the statement to align with the cultural traditions of smudging and the UWO’s facilities restrictions.  In the meantime, if you wish to engage in smudging inside your residence hall, please contact your Residence Hall Director.


CRRH COVID Addendum 

We care about the health and well-being of our students and staff and have developed the following policies to promote practices in the residential environment that are for risk reduction related to COVID-19. These policies are specific to academic year 2021-22 in response to the pandemic and should be reviewed along with our existing Community Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.


Masks must be worn at all times:

  • In all campus buildings, including all residence halls
  • In hallways, indoor public spaces, indoor common areas, bathrooms
  • When interacting with a staff member, even if in your own room

Masks are not required:

  • Outdoors
  • While eating or drinking in common food areas
  • For residence hall students in their room with the door shut
  • When bathing or brushing your teeth
If you are vaccinated, please fill out the vaccination reporting form (Here)


All Residence Hall students must follow all policies and procedures set forth by the university regarding face coverings, COVID testing, isolation/quarantine and any other COVID related items. Information can be found on the Titans Return page (Here).