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Undergraduates—Living on Campus

Undergraduate residents

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

Undergraduate residents, lobby, talking
Undergraduate residents dining in Local Point
Undergraduate residents playing pool in Area 01

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.

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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!

Residence Hall and Apartment Amenities

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

  • Area 01, a maker space in Maple Hall. Coming this fall: The MILL maker space in McCarty Hall
  • Fitness Center West, a gym with cardio and free weight equipment in Elm Hall
  • Alder Commons in Alder Hall has four meeting rooms, a 222-seat auditorium and a foyer (The Commons). These rooms are suitable for meetings, lectures and events. UW residents can reserve meeting rooms or The Commons.
  • The Leadership and Programming Office in Poplar Hall is a resource for planning community programs, learning more about leadership training opportunities and much 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
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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, when the applications go live and how to apply.

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