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Housing, Dining & Residence Life
1000 E. University Avenue
Department 3394
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3175
Toll-Free: (866) 653-0212
Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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Residence Halls

Get an inside look at what it's like to live on campus.

Rest and socialize in your new home with cozy bedrooms, inviting gathering areas, and plenty of space to hang out with friends. Living on campus means living among friends, being close to classes, getting access to helpful resources, and feeling connected. 

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Residence Hall FAQ

To help maximize their potential, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees have established a first-year live-in policy requiring newly admitted students to live in the residence halls during their first academic year on campus.

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

Packages and mail will be delivered to the Residence Halls on weekdays and Saturdays, usually in the late afternoon. To ensure that you receive your packages, they must be addressed as follows:




Please note that the words "Post Office," or "P.O.," or "Box" are NOT part of your address. If written, this may delay your mail, or it could be sent back to the sender.

Also, note that the mailbox number is NOT your room number but a designated mailbox number. You will receive this mailbox number in the letter containing your room information. Contact the Housing, Dining, and Residence Life main office at 307-766-3175 or if you do not have this number.

No, there is not a deadline for applications. The application opens in mid to late January and will continue up to and past the start of classes. Applications received later in the summer may have fewer options but are still guaranteed assignment for all new, first-year students. 

Yes, we are committed to providing housing to all of our incoming first-year students. UW requires that all newly-admitted first-year students and transfer students with fewer than 24 post-high school credits, who are single, under 21 years of age, and not living with their parents/guardians in the Laramie area, live in the University residence halls for the first two consecutive terms (semesters) of their attendance.

Assignment changes will be limited only to those deemed critical by Residence Life staff including but not limited to conduct/discipline, maintenance, and/or irreconcilable roommate differences after conflict resolution efforts have been attempted.


Think: less is more, with the understanding that you are sharing space with others. You won’t need your skis or snowboard at the beginning of the semester and you don’t have to bring all of your belongings at once. Breaks are a great time to switch belongings based on the time of year.

Once you are assigned your roommate, connect/coordinate with one another. Determine who will bring the larger items so you don’t end up with two of everything (i.e. TV, microfridge, futon, etc.). Printers are one item that may not be necessary in rooms, since there are many places on campus where you can print.

Open-coil heaters are not allowed, so don’t bring things like space heaters, toasters, toaster ovens and hot plates, as they are fire hazards.

Hosting guests is a great way to build community and memories when living on campus.  Guests can also be a sore spot for roommate difficulties if there is not good communication and shared understanding for what each of you expect.  It is also important to note that those expectations can change. It is important to talk with each other and respect boundaries with community staff available to assist. For more information about the residence hall guest policies, review our Policies & Procedures.

Every room comes with the following (one per student):

  • Bed (can be single, lofted up to 60", or bunked)

  • Mattress (twin extra-long)

  • Desk and chair

  • Dresser

  • Wardrobe/Closet

  • Vanity with sink

  • Trash can

We recommend students bring bedding (twin XL), any personal items, clothing, and study tools. Talk with your roommate about who will bring larger items, such as a microwave, fridge and TV, to make sure you are utilizing the space efficiently. For specific move in information as the new semester approaches visit

The RA’s role within the hall is to ease the transition from home life to university life, and to help build community among residents. They do this through programming, hall events, and floor activities. An RA’s job is to create a community that is conducive to learning and growing. There are some things that they do to ensure safety in the halls, such as duty walks in the evenings, but RA’s are also there as a support system. If you are struggling with a class or having personal or roommate issues, they can help address the problem and connect you with additional campus resources. 

Students who complete a housing application are required to remit a payment of $250.00 prior to completion of the online application. Of the $250.00 charge, $100.00 is a non-refundable Housing & Dining Services application processing fee. The remaining $150.00 is a housing deposit and will apply toward payment of the first semester room charge on the student account.  Any cancellations or deferments on or prior to June 1 are eligible for a refund of the $150.00 deposit. Cancellations or deferments after June 1 will forfeit the entire $250.00 remittance.

Current residence hall students who complete a contract prior to the end of their existing year contract are not required to pay the $100.00 application fee but will be required to remit the $150.00 housing deposit.


Our policy is that students are permitted to have aquariums that are no larger than 20 gallons and are stocked with fish only. We recognize that some types of disabilities may require animal assistance as an accommodation. We do allow service animals and emotional support animals in the residence halls. Students requiring this type of assistance must work with the University Disability Support Services (UDSS) for management of the accommodation. 

A fan is always a great idea, however window units are not permitted. Our facilities are not air-conditioned. Students generally find that the temperatures are comfortable most of the year. Heaters are not permitted. Heat is provided in all facilities, so please do not bring a space-heater as it is a fire hazard. Also note, the heating and cooling systems of the halls are different from what you may experience at home.  The systems can take time to shift from one to the other as weather changes.  Having a fan for a warmer day or an extra blanket for a cooler night can help keep you comfortable.

Yes! By choosing to live in a Living Learning Community, you’ll be surrounded by others with similar interest, identity, or academic aspirations. College success is more than getting good grades, it’s about getting involved with the things that matter to you, from volunteering in a the community to participating in an event or getting help from a faculty member.

Parking on campus is permitted, but is limited and requires a permit year-round (including summer and during breaks). We encourage students to make use of the various alternative transportation options available on campus and throughout the Laramie community.

Visit the UW Admissions Office to see our community-style demo room or for more information on full campus tours, visit days, and special events.

Students who take summer classes are eligible to live on campus in our summer session housing hall over the summer. Summer housing move-in and move-out dates may be flexible on a case-by-case basis. Contact University Housing for more information and to make specific date requests.


Contact Us

Housing, Dining & Residence Life
1000 E. University Avenue
Department 3394
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3175
Toll-Free: (866) 653-0212
Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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