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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 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Email: living@uwyo.edu

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Contract to Live on Campus

You're going to love it here.

Congratulations on making the smart choice by choosing to live on campus! Students who live on campus not only earn better grades and are more likely to graduate in four years, but they acclimate to college life more quickly by getting involved while forming lifelong friendships.

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Policies &
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Completing Your Contract

To understand your living options, you will want to read the information on this website carefully. Then you should complete the Housing & Dining Services Contract online. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the contract process.

An application fee of $100 plus a housing deposit fee of $150 ($250 total payment) must be paid to complete your Housing & Dining Services Contract.  The application fee is non-refundable; the housing deposit fee will apply to your first-semester room charges in the residence halls.*

Complete your contract as soon as possible -- especially if you want a single room or a special/academic interest floor, because they fill up quickly and are assigned on a date priority basis.

*If you decline enrollment before May 1, the $150 housing deposit is refundable.  Cancellations or deferments after May 1 will forfeit the entire $250 remittance.

 

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New Students

Students new to living on campus can complete a housing and dining contract at any time. The contract for the following academic year is generally available at the beginning of January. The sooner you complete your contract, the earlier you will be eligible to select your room on campus, so don’t delay!


2024 Room Selection Dates:

  • ​Living Learning Community LLC: July 11-16, 2024

  • Standard Room Selection: July 19-23, 2024

  • Room Assignments Made by Housing: July 24, 2024

  • Notification Emails: July 26, 2023


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Returning Students

Students currently living on campus will begin the contract renewal process in February. We encourage residents to keep an eye open for our Housing Renewal Party at the start of the spring semester. Once that event occurs, returning students can select their room for the next academic year at any point. 


2024 Room Selection Dates:

  • ​Returner Room Selection: July 8-10, 2024


Contract Chronicles (2024 Coming Soon)

We encourage you to read through our Contract Chronicles below to learn more about the Residence Hall Housing Contract and application process.

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April

Vol. 23 | Issue 1

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May - Part 1

Vol. 23 | Issue 2

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May - Part 2

Vol. 23 | Issue 3

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June

Vol. 23 | Issue 4

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The "WH" Questions of Room Selection

All students with a completed Housing & Dining Services contract.

Room selection is when all incoming residents can select their own room in their desired residence hall.

Tentative dates for the room selection process can be found below. After these dates, students who submit their contracts will have their room assignments automatically allocated by the housing staff.

Group / Community

Room Selection Timeline

Returning Students

July 8 - July 10, 2024

Living Learning Community (LLC)

July 11- 16, 2024

Standard or 'No Preference'

July 19 - 23, 2024

Room Assignments Made by Housing Staff

Beginning July 24, 2024

Notification Emails Begin

Beginning July 26, 2024

Students can select their rooms by logging back into the online housing portal and completing the room selection page (don’t worry, this page does not open until you complete your contract and are assigned a room selection timeslot by housing staff).

This gives students more autonomy to select their rooms and roommates for the upcoming academic year.

  • After you complete your Housing & Dining Services contract, you will become eligible to select your own room for the upcoming academic year; however, you will not be able to select your room until you receive a timeslot from the housing staff. The preferences determine room selection timelines and available spaces you select on your contract, and the date you completed your contract. 

  • You will receive an email roughly one week before your assigned timeline with more detailed information regarding the room selection process. Please remember that all communications will go directly to your UW email address, so please check that account this summer. If you are having trouble accessing your UW email, please go to WyoWeb and click on "Obtain Username and Initial Password" or "Password Reset Portal," or you can contact the UW IT Client Support Help Desk.

  • Please remember that because room space availability is also determined by Housing & Dining Services contract preferences, a late room selection timeslot does not mean you cannot still get the room space you want! Students will only see floors and rooms they are eligible for and/or are part of communities they request on their contracts.


Cancellation Information

Those exempt from the requirements to live on campus may cancel their academic-year contract before August 8, 2024. Students who applied for the spring semester only must cancel before the first Tuesday in January. All cancellations must be in writing. The application fee is non-refundable. Contract cancellations after August 8, 2024, must be completed through the Contract Release process. The Housing Director must approve any exceptions to this policy of Housing or his/her designated administrator.

 

Exemption to New Student Live-In Policy

Exemption forms are available online. On page two of the housing contract, you can complete the housing contract or the exemption from first-year living. Select the exemption option and complete the remaining steps. You will receive written notice when your exemption has been reviewed. 

 

Contract Release

After August 8, 2024, you must be officially released, in writing, from your Housing & Dining Services Contract to discontinue room and Dining Plan charges. Procedures for release are available in the Housing, Dining, and Residence Life office. Requests for release must be completed and submitted to the Director of Housing for review and response. This policy may be appealed under guidelines established by the President or his/her designee. Failure to use the room and/or Dining Plan does not automatically release you from this contract and its financial obligations.

 

Contract Buyout Policy

Those exempt from the requirements to live on campus prior to the contract start date may choose to terminate this contract by paying 50 percent of the remaining financial obligation of room and dining plan charges for the academic year. Please visit your residence hall coordinator for additional information regarding this processThe application of this policy may be appealed under guidelines established by the President or his/her designee. 

 

Disciplinary Eviction

If you are evicted from the residence halls for disciplinary reasons, you may be responsible for paying all outstanding room and Dining Plan charges. Eviction may take place immediately upon notice. 

 

Non-Payment Eviction

If you are evicted from the residence halls or dining services for non-payment of contract charges but remain enrolled at the University of Wyoming, you are responsible for paying all remaining room and board charges for the contract period and properly checking out of your residence hall. Eviction may take place immediately upon notice.

 

Withdrawal from the University

If you withdraw or are suspended from the University, you must initiate the process with the Office of Student Life and officially check out of your residence hall within 24 hours of the withdrawal date. Room and meal plan charges will be prorated based on proper completion of the Contract Release form and a proper residence hall room checkoutPlease see your residence hall coordinator for a copy of the contract release form. The unused portion of the room and Dining Plan charges will be credited to your account and will be based on the date you officially checked out of your residence hall.

 

Graduation, Exchange Programs, Internships, and Student Teaching

If you cancel your contract due to graduation, exchange programs, student teaching, and/or internships outside of Laramie, Wyoming, you will have your contract terminated.

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 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Email: living@uwyo.edu

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