Housing + Residence Life
UW-Eau Claire’s 12 residence halls are home to nearly 4,000 students. Everything you need, from a computer lab to a kitchen is conveniently accessible. Every place you’ll go, from the library to lunch is within 15 minutes of your door.
Get the lowdown on housing
If you're already a Blugold or on your way to becoming one, there's a lot of housing information available for you! Make your housing deposit, get housing assignments and details about move-in day, and more.
Live it up and feel at home!
The dorms are your connection to social events, too! Small group activities and big
events are constantly being hosted by Housing & Residence Life, like
All Fall Ball, CUBEFest, and competitive games from the serious to the
just plain silly.
Check out our 12 residence hallsEach residence hall has its own personality. Whether you like it quiet or want more of a social atmosphere, you can find your fit.
Bridgman Hall, located on upper campus, is home to approximately 250 men and women. Conveniently located and full of events, Bridgman always has something exciting going on! But don't let the social events fool you - as home of the Honors Living/Learning Community, these students are serious about their studies and their fun.
About 324 students call Chancellors Hall home. As one of the newer residence halls on upper campus, Chancellors offers a four-bedroom units with common living space, giving you more of a grown-up apartment-like experience without the hassle of shoveling snow or mowing the lawn. Chancellors houses upperclassmen only.
Putnam Hall, located on lower campus near many of the academic buildings, houses approximately 250 men and women. It also sits right next to Putnam Park, a beautiful 333-acre natural reserve. Putnam keeps their residents social by organizing several events throughout the year, and is a popular choice among students involved in music programs.
Sutherland Hall is a co-ed residence hall located on upper campus near the Crest Wellness Center, tennis courts, and volleyball courts. Sutherland is the second largest residence hall, housing approximately 400 students, and always has something going on, from benefit auctions to movies and cookouts!
Karlgaard Towers, which consists of two wings (David Karlgaard Hall, Marilyn Karlgaard Hall), is the largest residence hall on campus. David Karlgaard Hall is currently being renovated, and scheduled to open in the fall of 2018, at which time Marilyn Karlgaard Hall will close for renovation. Karlgaard Towers is conveniently located near Hilltop and the McPhee/Ade Olson Center.
Fun Fact: UWEC Alumni Justin Vernon wrote about this residence hall during his time on campus. Check out the music video: Towers
In addition to on campus residence halls, UW-Eau Claire provides options for off-campus housing. We guarantee student housing for every incoming student, and we have an established partnership with the Clarion Hotel. UW-Eau Claire leases rooms at the Clarion, which is adjacent to campus. Rooms are set aside for Blugolds, who also have access to student programming and Resident Assistants.
Jakob Broesch | Information Systems | Merrill, Wis.Living in the residence halls is great! There are so many of your friends close by. And the food is MUCH better than at high school cafeterias.
Lead your fellow BlugoldsGet involved with residence life through the many advisory boards, councils, and peer advisory groups. These groups give students a voice when it comes to living on campus! Plus, it's a great way to meet new people and become a skilled leader.
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