Living on campus is often a hallmark of the college experience. You’ll forge life-long friendships, form lasting memories, and learn important life lessons as you navigate independent living — together — with roommates, hallmates and classmates.

Housing at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is accessible, inclusive and designed with community and convenience in mind. And our residence life team is committed to creating a welcoming, positive, safe and enjoyable residential experience.

The residence halls officially close for:

Spring 2024 semester on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at Noon.

If you need on-campus housing beyond this date, it does require a separate on campus contract. 

Please submit a Summer Housing Contract at the link below – preferably by May 1, 2024.

Apply for Summer 2024 Housing Here! Housing for the summer is in Pulliam Hall. The room rate for the summer term is $50/week up to $300 for the full summer.

Note: Students only needing summer housing until June 3, 2024 may be assigned to Goodhue Hall rather than Pulliam.

  • Students are expected to checkout of the halls within 24 hours after their last final exam. Those involved in commencement are permitted to remain until halls close.
  • Cleaning and set up of room (See Check-out Procedure)
  • Lofts owned by the university can remain lofted
    • Futons purchased thru Bedloft.com or personal futons/furniture must be removed by student. Bedloft futons were a purchase not a rental.
  • Beds bunked (one bed under the other bed) must be unbunked.
    1. Remove personal items from room
    • Any personal items left in the room may result in a removal charge of up to $100.00.
    • Recheck all drawers, under bed and shelf in closet for any overlooked items.


    1. Clean room
    • Walls, ceiling, mirrors: Remove all posters, tape, stickers, and adhesives. Clean marks and residue off all surfaces.
    • Floor:  Do not sweep anything into the hall.
    • Door: Remove all tape, stickers, adhesives from both sides of the door. Clean marks and residue off both sides of door.
    • Windows & screens: Close and lock windows. Remove all tape, stickers, and adhesives. Clean marks and residue off window.
    • Furniture: Clean all furniture surfaces including chairs, desks, dressers, windowsills, etc. Remove all stains, smudges, tape, adhesives. 
    • Trash and recycling bins: Empty bins and wash them out. Take all trash and recycling to dumpsters.
    1. Remove bicycle from bike rack or bike locker (return bike locker key to Goodhue) if applicable).
    2. Fill out the information on the front of the Express Checkout Envelope 
      1. Name
      2. Hall
      3. Room #
      4. ID #
      5. Key Code
      6. Signature
      7. Date
      8. Time
    3. Close windows
    4. Lock your room door
    5. Check your mailbox one last time
    6. Place key in the Express Checkout Envelope (provided by your RA)
      1. Additional envelopes will be available by the front desk of your hall.
    7. Place sealed envelope in the designated Drop Box location located near your hall front desk.


At a glance: Housing at UW-Whitewater

 UW-Whitewater offers 14 student residential buildings. 14 student residential buildings
Over 4,000 students live on UW-Whitewater's campus. 4,000+ students live on campus
85% of student say living on-campus improved their problem solving skills. 85% of students say living on-campus improved their problem-solving skills
 82% of students say living in student housing helped balance their commitments 82% of students say living in student housing helped balance their commitments
UW-Whitewater offers 16 on-campus dining experiences. 16 dining experiences on campus
 UW-Whitewater has 24/7 campus security. 24/7 campus security

UW-Whitewater residence halls

You’ll call one of our 15 student residences home, from the high-rise Wells Halls to the Pulliam Hall suites. Our on-campus living options include 2-person rooms, single rooms, and 2-bedroom pods, and 4-bedroom suites.

Explore UW-Whitewater halls | View housing floorplans

Features and amenities for residents

Each residence hall is a bit different, but here’s a look at what’s included with most on-campus housing:

  • Fully furnished rooms (furnishings vary)
  • Laundry included in housing fee
  • Cable TV with 100+ channels (including streaming service)
  • Internet 100% Wi-Fi coverage in the Residence Halls, wired connections available as well.(ResNET)
  • Lounges, common areas and computer labs
  • Study areas
  • Programming, events and activities for students
  • TVs, pool tables and other games
  • Different living options including substance-free, wellness and quiet floors, a global village, and gender-inclusive options.
  • Vending machines

Additionally, you’ll find dining locations in our east or west housing hubs, Drumlin and Esker.

An enriching and engaging experience

When we say “community,” we mean it. The residential experience at UW-Whitewater includes countless ways to connect with others through a range of academic, social, entertainment, and service programs and activities.

Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Leadership Involvement Team (LIT)
RHA serves as the student voice on housing matters. They also build community with campus-wide events, such as a Whitewater’s Got Talent and outings to Milwaukee Brewers games. LIT members represent their residence halls and floors and plan programs and events, like pancake breakfasts!

A top campus employer
University Housing offers many job opportunities for students to gain professional work experience and be part of a close-knit team to enhance the on-campus living environment for fellow students. Work study positions are included.

Jitters: A Student-run Coffeehouse
Located in Wells Hall, Jitters is a student-created, student-operated venue that offers espresso drinks and other beverages and hosts open mics, acoustic shows, game nights and other events.

Off Campus Housing Options

Students get the most out of their UW-Whitewater experience by living on campus. For those who may be interested in living off-campus, we provide a variety of housing resources to help you make an informed decision as you explore off-campus options. Please note, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all students that have graduated from high school less than two years ago, live in university operated residence halls during the academic year unless approved for an exemption. See exemption process at the following link: Learn more about Housing Policy.

We’re excited for you to join the Warhawk family! As your first semester — and move-in day — approaches, you’ll begin to receive lots of information about housing at UW-Whitewater. Until then, you might find these pages helpful in answering dorm life questions like, “what size beds are in college dorms” or “what comes in a college dorm room?”:

For more UW-Whitewater housing information, go to our University Housing FAQ page.

Our Housing staff

We strive to make living on campus feel like home. Our dedicated professional staff cares deeply about our Warhawks and works to ensure our residential buildings are safe, clean and comfortable. We provide a residence hall community experience that supports students' education and academic pursuits while enhancing their overall collegiate experience.

Meet our Housing staff »

Want to learn more about housing at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater? Contact us »

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University Housing
200 Goodhue Hall
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


The mission of University Housing is to provide quality, accessible housing and to promote student learning and personal success in an inclusive, engaging community.

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Phone: 262-472-HALL(4255)
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