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Room Reapplication Forms

Room Reapplication FAQ



2018-2019 Academic Year


1.     What is Room Reapplication?

Reapplication is a period of time when current residence hall students are given priority to sign up for an available room and hall of their choice for the next academic year. All residents returning to UW-W for the upcoming academic year who wish to reside in on-campus housing must complete reapplication by April 6th. Contracts received from current residence hall students after 4:00 pm April 6th will be processed in the same manner as incoming students.

2.    How to apply for Gender Inclusive Housing option

Gender Inclusive Housing was created in an effort by University Housing to provide living options to account for all of our residents and their differing needs. The term “inclusive” or “gender neutral housing” refers to rooms where people of any sex or gender can room together, including students of the “opposite” sex and students who identify with any particular gender.

3.      Who is required to live on campus and go through room reapplication?

The Board of Regents for the University of Wisconsin System has established the following policy: “Those freshman and sophomore students who are not veterans, married, or living with parents or legal guardians shall be required to live in a university-operated residence hall when such accommodations are available.”

All returning students are allowed to live on-campus even if they are not required. Students who are required to live on-campus are students who graduated in June 2017 who have NOT received a Sophomore Release Exemption. If you do not know if you are exempt from living on-campus, please follow this link here to view the reasons a student would be exempt.

4. How would I choose who I want to live with?

·    Do I automatically get my current room back next year?

                                                  i.     No. All returning students that submit 2018-19 housing contracts will need to access the residence hall room selection website to select a room. Please check the 2018-19 Housing Assignments specialty housing options for further information regarding how residence halls will be set up for the 2018-19 school year. The Room Selection process will open for students who were randomly chosen for Priority Selection on (April 13) at 10:00 a.m. The Room Selection website will be available to returning students who have a mutually agreed upon roommate situation on (April 17) at 4:00 PM. The Room Selection website will open for students without a mutually agreed upon roommate on (April 18). The site will remain open until April 27th at 4:00 pm. Please note that returning students who submit a contract but do not select a room by April 27th will be assigned to an available space at the discretion of the Room Assignments Office.


·    What do I do if I want to live with a specific student? How do I choose a mutually agreed upon returning student roommate?

                                                  i.  When you are filling out your application online there will be an opportunity to search and select a roommate between 9:00 am April 3rd to 4:00 pm April 10th.

·    Can I live with an incoming student (Freshman, Transfer, etc.)?

                                                  i.  Yes, the same steps to indicate a mutually agreed upon roommate will need to be followed by indicating each other on your respected contracts, however, the returning student will be contacted separately by the Room Assignments Office as to how to select a room.

5. What is the difference between the April 6 deadline and the April 27 deadline?

·    April 6 is the deadline for contracts to be received at University Housing in order for a student to have access to the residence hall room selection website for selecting a room on the first day of eligibility. Contracts will still be accepted after April 6 but there may be a delay in student having access to select a room.

·    April 27 is the last day students will have access to the residence hall room selection website. At 4:00 p.m. on April 27 the website will be shut down and all assignments will be final.


6.  How do I apply for Starin Hall or the Campus Operated Apartments or a Triple Room?
To be considered for housing in Starin Hall or the University Operated Apartments, current residence hall students should do the following:

·    Submit a signed Deposit Payment Page from your housing application on the University Housing website (it is suggested that you submit this between February 5-7 to be eligible for the random drawing for Priority Selection

·    Complete and submit a Universal Housing Application (available February 12)

·    Preference will be given to full applications – meaning four people signing up to live together in one suite/apartment or three people signing up together to live in one triple room. Full applications have from February 12-21 at 4pm to turn in their Universal Housing Application to the Goodhue Front Desk. Partial application will have from February 12-16 at 4pm to turn in their Universal Housing Application to the Goodhue Front Desk.

·    Student will need to rank their preferred living option for Starin Hall, Apartments, or Triple Rooms. Students should ONLY rank the living options that they would like to be assigned to.

·    For more detailed information please select “Universal Housing Application Guide”

7.  Can groups of less than 4 students submit a Universal Housing Application?
Yes, however partial universal housing applications are due earlier on February 16th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. since they take longer to process in our office and they are less preferred to a full Universal Housing Application.

8. Can suites/apartments be a combination of current residence hall students and off campus students returning to the halls?
Yes, however it still requires that the completed Universal Applications and Deposit Payment page turned in prior to students turning in a Universal Application as a group.

9.  How do I apply for a single room?

Single rooms will only be available to students with a documented medical need at this time. Students that believe that they have a medical need should contact the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) for more information on how to provide the sufficient documentation. Students that have approved documentation will be contacted separately about room selection.


10. When do I need to pay the $125 Deposit?

If the student is currently residing in the residence halls – they do NOT need to submit another deposit. The deposit that the student submitted last academic year will carry over to the next year.


11. Is the $125 deposit refundable?

Students should read sections #12 and #13 of the housing contract carefully and understand the difference between a contract release and an exemption request. Contract item #13 refers to the deposit refund and forfeiture. It is important to understand that all cancellations must be submitted on the contract site under the cancellation tab. All cancellations should include the student name, student ID number, student signature, and reason for cancellation.


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