Returning to Residence Halls

2018-19 Returning Resident Online Room Selection

Each year, many students choose to return to University Residence Halls. It's easy to see why:


Create your ideal experience for next year by choosing your residence hall, your room, and the friends who surround you. You can choose a double room in a newer cluster-style building, a private single room, a lakefront view, a room with a bathroom, a predominantly returner hall like OggMerit, or Davis, or whatever fits your style.


Rally a group of your friends to take over a cluster of rooms together, and create your own space for the next year of your UW experience. Returning residents interested in living in a group of 5 or more people should designate a group leader to complete a request form. Priority group assignment requests are due by late October.  Groups can preference up to 3 buildings, request a preferred roommates within the group, and add other specific requests such as a single room or learning community interest. Your group will be placed together by our staff and will receive assignment notifications when online room selection begins mid-November.


Build your future by taking advantage of special events and resources for returners geared towards landing an internship, developing your resume, finding a career path, polishing interview skills, and more!

Enhance your language skills! The International Learning Community offers ten language houses which allow for a language immersion opportunity as well as exploration of cultures.

In addition to the above mentioned learning community options, you also have the option to join any of our popular Residential Learning Communities.


Friends change, especially during your freshman year, and your choice of roommate might change, too. Unlike an apartment lease, we can help you switch halls, rooms, or roommates later if needed. And if you or your roommate decide to study abroad for a semester, you won’t need to worry about the cost of finding someone to sublet your space.


Live close to classes, work, and food, with quick and easy access to UW activities, workout facilities, health services, and more.


Enjoy delicious food prepared for you in our dining markets, just feet from your door or next to your class, at discounted resident prices. Take advantage of made-to-order choices, healthy options, carry-out, and delivery service, all without the hassle of cooking and cleanup.


University Residence Halls offer convenient services and amenities right where you live, including cleaning and maintenance, on-site laundry, helpful desk staff, 24-hour security systems, HDTV cable, and high-speed wireless Internet, all so you have more time to focus on the things that matter.


Make a lasting impact on campus by taking advantage of leadership opportunities for returning residents in University Housing. By serving as a House Fellow, student supervisor, Badger Buddy, intern, or peer mentor, you can jumpstart your future career and create your legacy.


Students who live in University Residence Halls earn better grades and graduate sooner than those who live off-campus, thanks to academic resources and support right where you live.


You’ll never get another chance to live in the full UW experience among your fellow Badgers. Make the most of your college life and the opportunities right at your doorstep in University Residence Halls. Learn what's new for 2018-19 in the University Residence Halls.

Have More Questions?

Check out our frequently asked questions about returning or contact us at 608-262-2522 or