The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh enforces the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Housing Policy for students in their first two years (4 semesters).
Living at the heart of the campus community; easy access to campus events & student organizations; proximity to academic, social, and personal resources; and building connections with their fellow Titans are a few reasons why UWO follows and enforces the Board of Regents Housing Policy. Additionally, national studies continue to show students living in residence halls are more likely to be successful academically, more likely to complete their education, and develop the interpersonal skills today's employers seek.
Most freshmen and sophomores are required to live in the residence halls unless they live within a specified distance. Students commuting from their parent's/legal guardian's permanent home within 45 miles of campus may be exempted from the housing requirement by completing a Commuter Card. Additionally, UWO will exempt anyone from the housing requirement if one or more of the following are true by the first day of a fall semester:
- They have successfully earned at least 48 credits;
- They are at least 21 years of age;
- They have lived in a residence hall for four semesters;
- They are married; or
- They are a veteran.