Learning Community Room Selection

How does this work and what do I need to do?

  1. Sign your University Residence Halls contract and submit your deposit in My UW Housing.
  2. Select one of the Learning Communities as your top choice when you submit your hall preferences in My UW Housing. If you have already submitted your preferences, you can log in and make changes up to May 1, 2017.
  3. We will send you an email invitation to participate in Learning Community Room Selection during May 8 - May 10, 2017.
  4. Log into My UW Housing and select your room for 2017–18!

What are the benefits of participating in the Learning Community Room Selection process?

The most important benefit is that you are guaranteeing your participation in a learning community for your first year on campus. The UW-Madison campus has had residential learning community options for over 15 years. You will become a part of this long standing tradition.

By choosing your 2017-18 assignment during the learning community room selection process, you are guaranteeing where you will be placed for the start of the Fall 2017 semester!

Are only rooms in the learning communities available during the room selection process?

Yes, only the following communities are available during the Learning Community Room Selection process:

When would I find out who my roommate is?

We will email you with a link to My UW Housing in mid-June that will have your roommate’s name, address, phone number, and email address.

How can my friend and I select a room together during the Learning Community Room Selection process?

You and your friend will both want to follow these simple steps:

  1. List one of the residential learning communities as your top preference choice and ensure that you listed one another as preferred roommates.
  2. Log into My UW Housing between May 8 - May 10, 2017 and find a completely open double room in the community of your choice and have one roommate choose a room. After one roommate chooses a space, the other roommate will automatically be pulled into that space too. The student being pulled into the space will then have 24 hours to confirm that they would like to live in that space as well. Spaces may be limited so we encourage you to do this early.
  3. That's it! Start planning how you want to set up your room!

I had another hall as my first choice, but was invited to participate in Learning Community selection. What does this mean?

If you select a room during the Learning Community Room Selection process, this will be your room assignment for 2017-18 and you will not go through our mass assignment process. You are finished and have guaranteed your assignment!

If you decide you would rather not live in a learning community, you will instead go through our mass assignment process. This computerized system does not guarantee assignment to your first choice hall; all students who meet their contract deadlines have an equal chance of receiving their first choice preference or something lower on their list. 

What happens if the Learning Community I'm interested in is full?

Communities can fill quickly; Learning Community spaces are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please check back, as spaces may become available throughout the selection week. Consider selecting a room in another community if your top choice has filled.

I selected a Residential Learning Community room and now do not want to live in that room and/or building. What should I do?

If you would like to live in a different learning community, please email the Assignment Office (assignme@housing.wisc.edu) so we can provide access for you to choose a new learning community room. Include your Name and Campus ID number in the email.

If you’d like to select a different room number within your top learning community, you are free to do so yourself. Simply click “change my assignment” to re-select a different space from May 8 - May 10, 2017.

If you no longer want any learning community as your top choice, please email the Assignment Office (assignme@housing.wisc.edu) so we can remove this room from your assignment. Be certain to include your Name and Campus ID number in the email. There is still a chance you will be assigned to a residential learning community during our mass assignment process.