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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Good community, most of the dorms are Upper Campus, separate from classes. Rooms were a little bigger than I expected.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus was a great decision. I always feel like I am able to go and do just about anything I feel like at the time since there are many others right there on campus. Not only that but plenty of things go on anyway even during the weekends, which is nice since I live far from home and do not want to go back every weekend. The people are also really nice here and will let you join them in whatever they are doing regardless if they know you or not! The dorms could use a little renovation in some areas but for the most part I feel they get the job done. As far as cost is concerned, I really have no rightful opinion since I haven't lived off campus at all but I have heard that the cost comes to about the same (though this depends on where you decide to live off campus and how much food you eat). I personally don't think the cost is all that much. The housing process I do not remember being the most user friendly thing in the world but it certainly was not entirely confusing either. Some things seemed to make more sense than others and it could have been easy to get misguided

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I know I haven't started college yet, but I have visited multiple times to stay with friends that are current students. When I visited, everyone was welcoming and seemed always happy. The atmosphere seems great and I couldn't be more excited to be a Blugold.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus can great, depending on which dorm you are in. Some have bigger rooms and others have bigger bathrooms. Any of the Towers buildings are good choices. Putnam and KT are seperated from the rest of the halls, and that is not very desirable. There will be people on the floor that you love, and people that you absolutely cannot stand.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I enjoy living on campus. I am close to my friends and some relatives who go here. I feel involved with the campus community. I live in Chancellors which is the apartment style residence hall. The environment is more relaxed and flexible. I feel like I have the opportunity to be more independent while still being on campus. It costs more to live here, but you are not required to have a meal plan which saves a ton of money in my opinion. The hall director and RAs are kind and helpful.

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The residential housing is very unique here at Eau Claire. Each dorm has its own personality. For example, Governors Hall is said to house people with great personalities, and Towers is supposedly a party hall. The dorms are very small, and some are cleaner than others. Some rooms may have mold, so be sure to tell your resident assistant if you smell anything that would resemble that. Otherwise they are well taken care of, and past students who have lived in the rooms are required to clean everything before they leave for the summer.

The dorms are convenient and very close to classes. A typical walk from a residence hall to Lower Campus is about 10 minutes. The halls provide a very social environment if you take the initiative. Knock on your neighbors doors; introduce yourself to maximize your exposure to other people and possible friends. RAs will often organize events for each wing, or you may even have whole-hall events where you can meet people from other floors and wings in your building. Take advantage of this because these events will slow down as the year goes on. Enjoy your time here at the dorms because it is a very valuable experience.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
3,635
Average Housing Costs
$3,415
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Men's dorms
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
39%
Freshmen Living On Campus
92%
Number of Dormitories
10
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Governors Hall
  • Sutherland Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Chancellors Hall
  • Towers Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Horan Hall
  • Murray Hall
  • Oakridge Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Governors Hall
  • Horan Hall
  • Oakridge Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Small mattress pad
Also Available
Certain dorms such as Towers and Bridgman have substance-free wings where no alcohol or drugs are allowed. Many times certain dorms will also have living learning communities where students will be immersed in topics such as healthy living or criminal justice programs.
Available for Rent
Board games, basketballs, ping-pong equipment, shovels, tennis rackets, footballs
Did You Know?
If you and your roommate are 21, you are allowed to drink in your room.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Bridgman Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Basement lounge, community kitchen, computer lab, fitness room, recreation area with ping-pong table, study lounges, substance-free wings
Governors Hall
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lab, fitness room, game room with ping-pong and foosball tables, laundry facilities, music practice room with piano, study lounges, TV lounges
Horan Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Basement lounge, community kitchen, computer lab, conference room, fitness room, laundry room, limited-visitation areas, music practice room with piano, recreation room with ping-pong tables, social lounges, study lounges, substance-free wings
Murray Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lab, conference rooms, fitness room, game room with ping-pong table, music practice room with piano, social rooms, TV lounge
Oak Ridge Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Barbecue area, community kitchen, computer lab, fitness center, laundry facilities, limited-visitation areas, music practice room with piano, social room, study lounges, substance-free wings, TV lounge
Putnam Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lab, handicap accessible, laundry facilities, piano area, sand volleyball courts, study lounges, TV lounge; adjacent to Putnam Park and Putnam Drive
Sutherland Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lab, game room with ping-pong and foosball tables, fitness room, laundry facilities, music practice room with piano, outdoor bonfire pit, TV lounge
Thomas Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lab, fitness room, handicap accessible, music practice room with piano, laundry facilities, social lounge, study lounges, TV lounge
Towers Hall North & South
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen and dining room, computer lab, fitness room, laundry facilities, music practice rooms with pianos, study lounges, substance-free wings, TV lounge; home to Housing Office, ResCom Help Desk, Think Tank, and TV 10 Studio

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Chancellors Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas; building features computer lab, conference room, fitness area, laundry facilities, study lounges

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