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Residence Halls at UW

Looking to live in the Residence Halls at the University of Wyoming? Here at Residence Life & Dining Services, we strive to create an inclusive living and dining environment. As a first-year student you are required to live in the Residence Halls and we are here to help make your transition as smooth as possible! 

The Residence Halls offer a diverse and exciting experience you will appreciate for the rest of your life. As a student, you have various choices to choose from when it comes to residence hall living at UW. There are six residence halls on campus, and you can choose from different living styles. Each type of housing has its own unique set of features and prices. On top of that, we also offer an abundance of Living Learning Communities as well as summer and winter housing options for those that need it!


Summer & Winter Housing



The residence halls close for winter break to all residents unless approved to remain in Winter Break Housing (see below).  Students who are leaving for winter break and returning for the spring semester are welcome to leave items in their room over break.  Room access will not be available during this time, so be sure to take everything you will need until you return in January. 

Winter break housing is available in the residence halls between the dates of December 18, 2021 – January 13, 2022.  You must have a current Academic Year 2021-22 residence hall contract or have completed a Spring 2022 residence hall contract to be eligible for winter break housing.  If you will require housing at any time during winter break, an application must be completed.

Washakie Dining Center is closed during winter break.  All break residents are responsible for their own meals during this time.

Application Deadline for Winter Break Housing is Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

Apply for Winter Break Housing beginning November 1


Room Type

Nightly Rate

Weekly Rate


 $             19.50

 $           119.00


 $             19.50

 $           119.00


 $             30.00

 $           180.00


 $             30.00

 $           180.00


Read the Terms & Conditions for Winter Housing


New Student Live-In Policy

Residential living is a valuable experience. Research conducted on a national level indicates that students who live in the residence halls are more likely to stay in school and graduate and are generally more satisfied with their college experience. Data collected by the University of Wyoming shows that first-year students living on campus earn higher grade point averages than off-campus students.

To help you maximize your potential, the UW Trustees have established a policy requiring newly admitted students to live in UW residence halls during their first academic year on campus and to contract for a minimum of a 12-access-per-week dining plan. 

There are a few exceptions to this policy as defined by the Board of Trustees. 

Exemption forms may be completed online through the Residence Life & Dining Services contract portal.  You will receive written notice when your exemption has been reviewed. You must apply for exemption prior to 4:30 p.m. on August 13, 2021. For spring semester only contracts, exemption applications must be submitted prior to 5:00 p.m. on January 7, 2022. Students may not be granted an exemption after these dates, even if they meet the criteria listed above.

Possible reasons for exemption include:

  • The student is 21 years of age or older

  • The student's graduation date from high school (or date student obtained General Education Development (GED) credential or other approved alternative education credentials) is at least 24 months prior to the first day of classes of the student's first academic year at the University of Wyoming.

  • Student is married

  • The student is a single parent with custody of a child

  • Student plans to live in Laramie (or within a 60-mile driving distance from Laramie) with parent(s), grandparent(s), sibling(s), or legal guardian(s)

  • The student will live on the property in Laramie (or within a 60-mile driving distance from Laramie) purchased by parent(s) or legal guardian(s) while attending UW

  • The student has completed two semesters as a full-time student, or the equivalent credit hours (non-concurrent to high school), at a prior university or college (24 credit hours)

  • The student has a medical condition that is directly related to living in the residence halls and/or eating in Washakie Dining Center (student must provide documentation – reviewed and decided upon by Disability Support Services – which explains why the condition cannot be accommodated by the residence hall or dining room facilities)


If you are a transfer student with a minimum of 24 credit hours earned non-concurrent to high school – you do not have to complete an exemption form.  If you would like information about living on campus, check out our residence hall living options or the UW On-Campus Apartments

The Exemption Application is available via your Admissions Checklist. Contact the Residence Life & Dining Services office at 1-866-653-0212 or by email at

View the 2021-2022 Residence Life & Dining Services Contract Terms and Conditions




Toll free: 866-653-0212

Fax: 307-766-3613

Residence Life & Dining Services: 307-766-3175




Residence Life & Dining Services

Dept. 3394

1000 E. University Avenue

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY 82071 



The main office is located on the lower level of the Washakie Center.

Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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