Living on campus in the residence halls (dorms) is a required experience for most students that attend UW-Stout. The first two years you live on campus will be when you make the most friends, have the most fun, and if nothing else, make the most memories.
University Housing tries its best to provide quality facilities, good amenities, and, most importantly, a sense of community. In most cases, they succeed in this mission. The residence halls are clean and close to classes and campus services. Many extras are included at no extra charge, including lofts, a microfridge, and cable TV. Community is formed by hall events and each floor/cube's RA (resident assistant). RAs are the mold that keeps the community together and the chaos to a minimum. One mistake University Housing has made in the last few years is the establishment of the "First Year Experience" or FYE. By creating the FYE, they began to segregate students. All freshmen live on South Campus and have little interaction with upperclassmen. This segregation limits role modeling, an essential step to becoming a more mature college student.