UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE
LET'S LIVE! UW-La Crosse Housing Guide
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RESIDENT ASSISTANT to RESIDENT
FAST FACTS W H AT O U R R E S I D E N T S S AY â€¦
89% 90% SAY THEY ARE SATISFIED WITH HOW SAFE THEY FEEL IN THEIR RESIDENCE HALLS
BELIEVE LIVING ON CAMPUS CONTRIBUTED TO THEIR SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE INSTITUTION
RESIDENCE HALL STYLES
TRADITIONAL RESIDENCE HALLS (primarily first-year students)
SUITE-STYLE RESIDENCE HALL (primarily returning students) Eagle Hall
1 APARTMENT-STYLE RESIDENCE HALL (primarily returning students) Reuter Hall
*Data collected from Resident Satisfaction Survey, November 2017
BELIEVE LIVING ON CAMPUS HELPED THEM IMPROVE THEIR INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
84% of our residents say that living on campus contributed positively to their academic performance
93.2% would recommend living on campus to new students
VALUE & EXPERIENCE We know the cost of attending college is an important consideration. That’s why we want to ensure that the highquality services and amenities we offer are a good value for our students.
UWL KEEPS YOUR POCKETBOOK IN MIND: »C onsistently one of the lowest housing costs in the state »A menities such as lofts and refrigerators in rooms at no additional cost »S ale of network cords at lower cost than box retailers » No additional bills for internet connection, utilities and heat » Residence Life employs more than 300 students each year
ENHANCED ON-CAMPUS EXPERIENCE: » T wo newer halls designed for privacy and to meet the needs of today’s students »O lder hall renovations, starting January 2019 »A ddition of wireless access points to every residence hall room and apartment »A ddition of many water-filling stations throughout the halls »R eplacement of all shower heads for increased water pressure and cost savings » F ull-time custodians to keep common areas and bathrooms clean and disinfected »A EDs located in each building for medical emergencies »H D cable service with channel lineup that offers unique and popular entertainment choices » 1:32 Resident Assistant-to-student ratio »M aster-level professionals who work and live in each building »R esidents sell and cook pizzas at the front desk for less than buying one at the grocery store »B lue Light Safety phones outside each hall entrance
COMMUNITY FOCUS SIX Iâ€™s OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Community is at the heart of living in the UWL residence halls. The lifelong friendships and relationships begin here and inspire cherished memories. UWL students commonly identify the sense of belonging as members of their cube or floor. As Residence Life staff, we believe it is our mission to foster intentional, positive communities that not only contribute to studentsâ€™ social connections at college, but also empower them as future members of society to become more self-aware and sensitive to those around them. 4 WWW.UWLAX.EDU/RESLIFE
(adapted from Schroeder and Minor, 1993)
INCLUSION Community members have and maintain a sense of belonging, feel safe, and include others within/into the community. INTRODUCTION New members are welcomed to the community. Community stories, traditions, historical standards, expectations, and norms are shared. INTERACTIONS A wide variety of activities frequently take place which foster new and/or strengthen pre-existing relationships in the community. INVOLVEMENT Members begin to see they can have an impact on each other and that their individual actions can affect the community. INVESTMENT Effective conflict resolution techniques for community concerns are identified and used. INFLUENCE Community members want to have control of, or at least input into, things that affect their community. Schroeder, C. C. (1993) Creating residence life programs with student development goals. In R. B. Winston Jr., S. Anchors, & Associates (Eds.), Student housing and residential life
SPECIALIZED LIVING ENVIRONMENTS Studies suggest that students who participate in shared living communities have higher academic success and satisfaction. LEARN M O RE AT www.uwlax.edu/reslife
LGBTQ+ LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY Provides trained and supported staff to create a community where LGBTQ+ students feel empowered to achieve academically and socially. This community is closely connected to UWL’s Pride Center, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, and the local LGBTQ Center.
HEALTH PROFESSIONS LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY Provides a space for students interested in health professions to share common academic experiences while being a part of a close community of peers. It is developed through interactive programming, personal connections with faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals to help you get ahead.
SANFORD TRANSFER STUDENT COMMUNITY We recognize the unique position of our UWL transfer students — they have invaluable college experience, yet they are new to UWL. The Sanford Transfer Student Community is designed with one simple idea in mind — to bring together residents with invaluable and similar experiences.
OUTDOOR RECREATION COMMUNITY Does living a life of adventure sound interesting? Then consider applying to live in the Outdoor Living Learning Community designed for students who share a passion for outdoor activities. There are additional activity costs for those who live in this environment.
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WHAT IS A CUBE?
Resident rooms comprise the outside walls of the structure and surround a common stairwell and shared bathroom space.
Students live in standard double or triple (Angell, Coate, Drake, Hutchison) rooms in a living community sharing a common, large-bathroom facility.
nce halls house approximately 3,300 students during mic school year. Residence Life strives to ensure safe, visually appealing residence halls.
munities; however, live in them too.
Primarily for returning students, offering more privacy.
WHAT IS A SUITE?
WHAT IS AN APARTMENT?
Eagle Maroon and Eagle Gray suite triples are three-person rooms sharing a bathroom with the adjoining suite.
The Reuter apartment is four single bedrooms with a shared living room, kitchen and bathroom.
Staff strive to form relationships with every student in their community.They understand how important student connections are and work to promote social opportunities between neighbors in their hall.
HIGHLY-RATED STUDENT STAFF Students consistently provide extremely positive feedback regarding our student staff. These undergraduate staff members create close communities among their 32 residents on average living on their floors. They encourage positive community living standards while working to make sure everyone feels welcome and at home.
“My RA is amazing. [...] When he is available he will take all the time needed to give you advice. He is constantly talking and joking with the residents, but we still look up to him as a leader.” “She has really helped me start to adjust to college and make a smooth transition. She truly has had an impact on my life and is a role model in every way.” “He is quite possibly the coolest RA there could be, he does everything by the code, yet still relates to us on a friendship-type level. He's a genuine guy, and I consider him a friend.” Students quotes collected from the fall 2017 Educational Benchmark Instrument (EBI) Survey
“Through the Student Embassy Links program, I can start a group around any interest I have, meet other students who share the same interests, and receive funding for it — all before I step on campus. It is also the voice for residents. They will represent any concern you have with living on campus. It is the best informal way to get connected and have fun on campus.” Mattie Krause, UWL Junior
INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES THE EMBASSY: YOUR VOICE, YOUR INTEREST, YOUR WAY The Student Embassy is a student organization that offers opportunities for all on-campus residents to pursue their interests with other residents. The Embassy is the perfect place to make your voice heard regarding on-campus life. Share your thoughts, or be a part of change through open forums or online forums. The Embassy also offers opportunities for residents to attend conferences all across the country.
LEARN M O RE AT www.uwlax.edu/reslife EXAMPLES OF LINKS: » Vegan Baking » Coulee Region Humane Society » Organic Chemistry 2 Study Group » Golf at Forest Hills » Tabletop Games » Cheese-Eating Group » Glow in the Dark Ultimate Frisbee » Knitting and Crocheting Circle » Nerf Battle » Karaoke Night » Grey’s Anatomy Thursdays » Packer Party » Coffee Trip to MOKA » Mario Kart Tournament » Marsh Hike » Volunteering WWW.UWLAX.EDU/RESLIFE 9
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Residence Life is one of the largest student employers on the UWL campus. Residence Life strives to create experiences for students that will help them grow personally and professionally in ways that prepare them for their future careers. 10 WWW.UWLAX.EDU/RESLIFE
RESIDENT ASSISTANT (RA) The position as Resident Assistant is one of the most sought-after employment opportunities on campus. It offers: » Leadership experience » Room and board » Developing conflict mediation and teamwork skills
DESK COORDINATOR (DC) The Desk Coordinator position supervises desk operations, hires, and supervises Desk Assistants. It offers: » Supervisory experience » Room and board » Developing problem solving and teamwork skills
ASSISTANT HOUSEKEEPERS (AHK) The Assistant Housekeeper ensure community spaces are clean. Being an AHK makes it easier to meet people in the hall, and the position is appreciated for its flexible hours.
DESK ASSISTANT (DA) The Desk Assistant provides customer service by greeting those who walk in the building, checking out equipment, and selling pizzas. The DA position is a favorite job because of the opportunities to meet new people and work where you live!
STUDENTS EMBRACING AND EDUCATING ON DIVERSITY (SEEDS) SEEDs are student peer educators who have a passion for social justice and inclusion. SEEDs create workshops, presentations, and programs focused on diversity education, inclusion, and acceptance.
UWL has a compact campus, so it’s quick and easy to get from one end of campus to the other. It’s a three-minute bike ride or 10-minute walk! There is a free city bus program for all UWL students too.
RESIDENCE HALLS **1 Angell Hall - C2 **2 Coate Hall - D2 **3 Drake Hall - C3 *4 Eagle Hall - E3 **5 Hutchison Hall - C 6 Laux Hall - E6
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Prairie Springs Science Center
*20 Cowley Hall - C5 RESIDENCE HALLS *21 Graff Main Hall - A **1 Angell Hall - C2 *22 Health Science Ce **2 Coate Hall - D2 23 Heating Plant - B5 **3 Drake Hall - C3 24 Hoeschler Tower *4 Eagle Hall - E3 *25 Maintenance Build **5 Hutchison Hall - C2 **26 Mitchell Hall - B6 6 Laux Hall - E6 *27 Morris Hall - A4 *7 Reuter Hall - E6 *28 Murphy Library - C **8 Sanford Hall - E6 *29 North Field Equipm *9 Wentz Hall -- G4 C3 Building
Reuter Hall - E6 Sanford Hall - E6 Wentz Hall - C3 White Hall - D6
OTHER FACILITIES 11 Anatomy & Physio **12 Archaeology Cente 13 Baseball/Softball F *14 Cartwright Center *15 Centennial Hall - B *16 Center for the Arts 17 Challenge & Rope *18 Child Care Center *19 Cleary Alumni & F
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**10 HallSerivces - D6 *30 White Parking 0
Police Services - D OTHER FACILITIES Prairie Springs Sc 1131 Anatomy & Physiolo (Under Constructio **12 Archaeology Center *31 Recreational Eagle 13 Baseball/Softball Fie *32 Roger Harring Sta *14 Cartwright Center Memorial Field Sp *15 Centennial Hall - B4 34 Student Recreatio *16 Center for the Arts 35 Student Union - D 17 Challenge & Ropes 36 Tennis Courts - D8 *18 Child Care Center 37 Veterans Memoria *19 Cleary Alumni & Fri Complex (football, track and *20 Cowley Hallfield) - C5 - D Veterans *2138 Graff Main Memoria Hall - A5 West Science CampusCent Chil *2239 Health
**40 Whitney Center 23 Heating Plant - B5- D *41 Hoeschler WimberlyTower Hall - -D4 24 B *42 Maintenance Wing Technology *25 Buildin **43 Mitchell WittichHall Hall--B6 B5 **26
CAMPUS MAP Prairie Springs Science Center
*27 Morris Hall - A4 *Handicapped accessible *28 Murphy Library - C4 **Limited accessibllty *29 North Field Equipme Building - G4 *30 Parking Serivces - D Police Services - D5 31 Prairie Springs Scie (Under Construction *31 Recreational Eagle C *32 Roger Harring Stad Memorial Field Spor 34 Student Recreation 35 Student Union - D5 36 Tennis Courts - D8 37 Veterans Memorial Complex (football, p track and field) - D7 38 Veterans Memorial 39 West Campus Chille
Recreational Eagle Center (REC)
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Whitney Center - D2 Wimberly Hall - D4 Wing Technology Ce Wittich Hall - B5
*Handicapped accessible **Limited accessibllty
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APPLYING FOR HOUSING Apply as soon as you can. Priority for your assignment is based on the date you complete the housing contract and application. Typically, we will not be able to honor hall preferences for late housing applicants.
Once you have been accepted to UWL and paid your enrollment deposit, you will be encouraged to sign up for student housing. The application process is simple, and guides you step by step. As part of your application you will be asked to pay a $150 housing deposit. After completing your housing contract and application, you can select roommates based on similar interests and lifestyles. This step can be completed until May and does not affect your housing priority. A roommate will be assigned to you if you prefer not to choose one.
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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Office of Residence Life Housing Guide. More info at www.uwlax.edu/reslife