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Our Policies

Each of our policies are split up into sections to make it easier to find what you are looking for.

Housing/Dining Contract

2021-2022 Housing/Dining Contract
2022-2023 Housing/Dining Contract


Housing Policy

Most freshmen and sophomores are required to live in the residence halls unless they live within a specified distance. Students commuting from their parent’s/legal guardian’s permanent home within 45 miles of campus may be exempted from the housing requirement by completing the Commuter Card process. Additionally, UWO will exempt anyone from the housing requirement if one or more of the following are true by the first day of the upcoming fall semester:

  • They have successfully earned at least 48 credits;
  • They are at least 21 years of age;
  • They have lived in a residence hall for four semesters;
  • They are married; or
  • They are a veteran.

UWO Policies

For your convivence, we have PDFs for the Student Nonacademic Disciplinary Procedures and Conduct On University Lands. Please feel free to download and save them for future reference. Please follow the link to our Registrars website to find out more about the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act or FERPA.

Rights and Responsibilities Handbook

The Community Rights and Responsibilities Handbook is a resource for all students living in UW Oshkosh residence halls. It covers important, need to know information and services, as well as hall policies and student conduct.

To support the university’s efforts in sustainability, limited hard copies of this handbook are available in the Department of Residence Life and through your Residence Hall Director.

You can download the handbook in it’s entirety below in a .pdf format.  If you do not an Acrobat Reader, you can download one from the Adobe website

Student Forms

These are forms to be filled out by the student for Special requests such as Appealing Housing regulations, martial arts equipment in residence Halls and commuter cards.


Housing Sign Up Help

Safety and Security

Campus Resources

Contact Residence Life