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Housing Information and Room Sign-Up Help

General Hall and room sign up for incoming students to UW Oshkosh. Specific dates and times will be emailed to students directly through their UWO email account.

Housing Requirement Policy

Most freshmen and sophomores are required to live in the residence halls unless they live within a specified distance. Students commuting from their parent’s/legal guardian’s permanent home within 45 miles of campus (commuting not radius) may be exempted from the housing requirement by completing the Commuter Card process. Additionally, UWO will exempt anyone from the housing requirement if one or more of the following are true by the first day of the upcoming fall semester:

  • They have successfully earned at least 48 credits;
  • They are at least 21 years of age;
  • They have lived in a residence hall for four semesters;
  • They are married; or
  • They are a veteran.
    • Which is defined as one of the below criteria:
      • Completed Basic Training
      • Completed AIT – Advanced Individual Training or Branch Equivalent Training
      • A DD214

To view more and appeal your housing, jump to the section.

To see all of our policies, visit our policies page.

2022 – 2023 Rates

Basic Double standard room (shared room):

$2,376 per semester, $4,762 for the academic year

Available in: Donner Hall, Evans Hall, North Scott Hall, South Gruenhagen Hall, South Scott Hall, Stewart Hall, and Webster Hall.

Basic Single standard room (private room):

$3,564 per semester, $7,128 for the academic year

Available in: Donner Hall, Evans Hall, North Scott Hall, South Gruenhagen Hall, South Scott Hall, Stewart Hall, and Webster Hall.

Renovated Double room:

$2,833 per semester, $5,666 for the academic year

Available in: Taylor and Fletcher Hall.

Renovated Single room:

$4,249 per semester, $8,498 for the academic year

Available in: Taylor and Fletcher Hall.

Suite bedrooms (shared bedroom & private bedroom):

$3,593 per semester, $7,186 for the academic year

Available in: Horizon Village.

**All room rates are subject to change.

Tips for Hall and Room Sign-Up

* You can cancel your room and choose a new room up until July 26th. Things to keep in mind:

– The cancel room button is located on the room page on your housing application.

– If you have a confirmed roommate and you cancel the room, YOU are only canceling the room for YOU. Your roommate must cancel their room on their housing application. Once that is done, you can choose a new hall and room for you and your roommate.

– When you cancel the room, it will be available to anyone that is searching for open rooms.

* If you know who you want to live with, they MUST be confirmed on your housing application prior to choosing a hall and room.

* When you are looking at the rooms list you will see some information behind the room number. The following explains what you will see:

– M stands for male room

– F stands for female room

– 2/2: 2 available spaces in that room

– 1/2: 1 available space in that room

– 0/2: No available spaces in that room

– Magnifying glass or spy glass: shows you the details for the room. If someone has already chosen one space in that room, you will see the students name, e-mail address, age and can view their profile. The profile will show you the questions they answered and how they answered those questions.

* Residence Life does not keep waiting lists for the individual buildings. You would have to cancel your room to search for other available rooms.

Timeline For New Housing Sign-Up

Now through Early June – Housing application available online at my.housing.uwosh.edu

Early June  – Deadline to confirm all roommate requests.

Mid June – Check UWO email account for date and time of hall/room selection

Late June – Hall/room selection

Early July – Housing application reopens

Who Is required to live on Campus

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh enforces the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Housing Policy for students in their first two years (4 semesters).

Living at the heart of the campus community; easy access to campus events & student organizations; proximity to academic, social, and personal resources; and building connections with their fellow Titans are a few reasons why UWO follows and enforces the Board of Regents Housing Policy. Additionally, national studies continue to show students living in residence halls are more likely to be successful academically, more likely to complete their education, and develop the interpersonal skills today’s employers seek.

Most freshmen and sophomores are required to live in the residence halls unless they live within a specified distance. Students commuting from their parent’s/legal guardian’s permanent home within 45 miles of campus may be exempted from the housing requirement by completing a Commuter Card. Additionally, UWO will exempt anyone from the housing requirement if one or more of the following are true by the first day of a fall semester:

  • They have successfully earned at least 48 credits;
  • They are at least 21 years of age;
  • They have lived in a residence hall for four semesters;
  • They are married.
  • They have a dependent; or
  • They are a veteran. (as defined as)
    – Completed basic training.
    – Completed AIT – Advanced Individual Training (or comparable training for other branches of the armed services).
    – A DD214 has been obtained and able to submit as proof of completion.

Commuting Address: Students required to live on campus may only commute from their parent’s or legal guardian’s permanent home address at which both the student and parent/legal guardian reside. Students are unable to commute from the permanent homes of non-custodial relatives (grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousins) residing within 45 miles of campus. Students are unable to commute from properties owned, leased, or rented by a parent/legal guardian if the parent/legal guardian is not a primary resident at the property. For questions, please contact the Department of Residence Life.

Any student who believes they qualify for exemption in their first two years (4 semesters) must complete the Commuter Card (form) on or before the first day of fall classes (or spring classes if on a Spring Only housing contract). The Department of Residence Life will refer students required to reside on campus without Commuter Cards to the Dean of Students for follow up. Failure to complete the Commuter Card or falsification of the Commuter Card may result in University conduct action.