Residence Life

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Yellowjacket Union 140
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8438

fax. 715-394-8454


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Residence Life


What is the cost of Housing?

Visit our Fees page.

Are the halls open during breaks?

Yes! Halls are open over Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks and residents are welcome to stay as much time as they prefer. Resident Assistants are on duty 24hrs/day as is Campus Safety.

What are the bed sizes in the residence halls?

All beds are standard twin size beds. Bed frames are either lofts (provided in Crownhart Hall, Ross and Hawkes Halls, and Curran-McNeill 4th Floor, available for rent all other floors) or regular, bunkable wood frames. For more information on bed lofts look at the web page. Partial proceeds from bed loft rentals go to the Residence Hall Association.

What things can/can’t you have in the Res Halls?

A complete list can be found under the Rooms tab on the Residence Life homepage.

What happens if I lose my key/fob/mailbox key?

If you lose your key or fob, contact an RA in the building you live. You can do this by contacting them directly or by calling the duty phone during duty hours (7pm to 8am). They will issue you a temporary key and fob. You can also get a replacement key or fob for a small fee. For a replacement mailbox key, see the Union Desk in the Yellow Jacket Union (this too requires a small replacement fee). If you permanently lose your key or fob, there are recoring fees.

Crownhart Duty phone: 218-522-0620
Curran-McNeill Ostrander Duty phone: 218-522-0622
Ross/Hawkes Duty phone: 218-522-0624

What is an RA?

RA stands for Resident Assistant. This person is a student/staff member that works to develop resident interpersonal skills and community while performing administrative duties. They facilitate hall front desk operations, develop personal relationships with students, create programs for floors, enforce policies, and much more.If a resident has a problem, question, or concern this is the first person they should go to.

What are on campus living requirements?

Freshmen and sophomore students (students who have 56 credits or less) who are not veterans, married or living with parents or guardian AND who have not reached the age of 20 by the first day of classes of fall semester are required to live on campus. Students who live with a guardian less than 35 miles away from campus may be considered a Commuter and live off campus. This is a UW System policy.

What are the meal plans?

The Superior Plan

  • Unlimited access to the Union Cafe, plus $50 in Jacket Cash per semester

The Black & Gold Plan

  • 135 meals in the Union Cafe, plus $125 in Jacket Cash per semester

For more information see the Aviands web page.

How does mail work?

Mail is delivered in the late morning daily (except for Sunday). Residents can get their mail with a key in the YU during their hours of business. Each person who lives in the residence halls receives their own personal mailbox. Ross/Hawkes residents get their mail at Ross/Hawkes.

Can I have a guest?

Yes, as long as both roommates (if applicable) agree to the guest's visit. We ask that guests stay no longer than 3 days. Guests must be escorted at all times through the residence halls.

Do I need a parking permit?

Parking passes are available through parking services for students and visitors. Daily parking permits are also available. For more information see the Parking Services web page.

How does laundry work?

Both washers and dryers are available in the basement of every residence hall. It costs $1.25 to both wash and dry. Change machines are also available in the laundry rooms.

What happens if I want to change roommates?

Changing roommates is is allowed. We strongly encourage you to meet with your roommate, talk with your RA, and perhaps have a mediated conversation with your roommate before you request to change. Too change roommates, fill out the Room Change Request Form.

What if I have a noisy neighbor?

Courtesy hours are always in effect and quiet hours last from 10pm to 10am on weeknights and 12am to 12pm on weekends. During these times a resident can call a "Duty Cell Phone" which an RA on duty has. The RA can address any problem a resident may have, including a noisy neighbor.

Can I have a pet?

Small fish in tanks 20 gallons or less are the only animals allowed in the residence halls.

How do I get a roommate?

Once you have completed your contract through Live@UWS, you can go to the Roommate Matching tab to search and select a roommate. If you already know who you want to be your roommate, you can enter their passcode in.

Do the residence halls have wireless Internet connection?

Yes! We are proud of our wireless system accessible in all residence halls.

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