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Undergraduate residents

Living in a residence hall or apartment is a great choice. There are so many ways to get involved, enhance your learning and connect with your community.

What our residents are saying

Living Learning Community residents

Residential Life

Residential life on campus is all about community. Find information about Living Learning Communities, leadership roles in your hall, fun programs and activities throughout the year and learn more about student jobs.

Large table of resident students dining in Local Point

Residential Student Dining

Find out about all the dining options for residents. Learn how you can get involved in dining programs such as Secret Shoppers, or the dining events throughout the year. Residents have their own dining plans. Learn more!

It's not required, yet 68% of UW Freshmen choose to live on campus because it…

  • makes life super easy

  • is a good orientation to college life

  • is a great way to meet people

  • gives you a community of support

Residence hall and apartment amenities

All students living in campus residence halls and apartments have access to the following amenities:

  • Maker spaces, Area 01 in Maple Hall and The Mill in McCarty Hall
  • A gym, Fitness Center West in Elm Hall, with cardio and free weight equipment
  • Meeting space including Alder Commons in Alder Hall which has four meeting rooms, a 222-seat auditorium and a lounge (The Commons). UW residents can reserve meeting rooms or The Commons.
  • For the full list of amenities, go to the Perks & Recreation page.
Undergraduate residents, lobby, talking
Undergraduate residents dining in Local Point
Undergraduate residents playing pool in Area 01

How to apply for housing

The undergraduate housing application process is easy, but there are a few things to consider before you apply. We put together a handy guide to walk you through it. The guide covers room types and rates, detailed information about dining plans, dates when the applications go live and how to apply.