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Residence Life

With two-thirds of full-time students living on campus, WLC is always buzzing with activity! Our residence halls are set up as suites and have common lounges on each floor for watching television or studying. Most freshmen and sophomores live on campus in one of our spacious residence halls featuring four to five students to a suite. Upperclassmen love our apartment-style res hall that opened in 2014. While living on your own may be a new experience, things like free laundry and late-night dining make it an easy and fun transition.

  • WHERE CAN I LIVE?

    Fischer and Stimac Halls

    WLC's residence halls feature “house” units clustered around common living areas. Each room is occupied by two or three students; two rooms form a suite with one bathroom to serve the four or five students. There are two types of suites: regular suites and corner suites. Housing costs include choice of meal plan.

    Two-Person Standard Room: adjoining bathroom with two sinks, and stalls with toilet and shower; walk-in closet

    Three-Person Standard Room:  discounted rate compared to two person-standard; adjoining bathroom with two sinks, and stalls with toilet and shower; walk-in closet

    Two-Person Corner Room: private hallway separating rooms provides a quiet atmosphere; ability to lock your side of the suite; larger bathroom with separate entrance; two-person room for the same discounted price as a three-person room

    Diagram of room options

     

    General amenities in Fischer and Stimac Halls include:

    • Free Wi-Fi and plug-in ports to campus network
    • Central air-conditioning
    • Indoor bicycle storage
    • Full kitchen including oven/stovetop
    • Free laundry facilities with email and text alerts to notify when machines are available and when washing/drying cycles are complete
    • Music practice rooms
    • Classroom
    • Lounge with fireplace
    • Commons area on each floor:
      • Flatscreen TVs with cable and DVD players
      • Lounge furniture
      • Kitchenette with full-size refrigerator and microwave
      • Study area with tables and chairs
      • Courtesy phone 

    Aspire Hall, Houses, and Apartments

    Most transfer students are eligible to live in college apartments - including Aspire Hall, which opened in 2014 - or houses that are within a 10-minute walk of campus. The number of occupants ranges from two to six residents per unit. Apartments and houses come with furniture and full-size appliances. Housing costs include choice of meal plan.

    The Office of Residence Life makes every effort to accommodate housing preferences, however, requests are not guaranteed and assignments are subject to change.

    WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

    Each spacious room in Fischer Hall and Stimac Hall is carpeted and comes equipped with:

    • Bed and mattress for each student (twin XL)
    • Dresser and closet space for each student
    • Bookshelf for each student
    • Desk and chair for each student
    • Small sofa
    • Microfridge/freezer and microwave
    • Mini blinds or shades
    • Free cable television (TV not provided)
    • Wireless and direct internet connections
    • Each room is controlled by its own thermostat

    Furniture is designed to be stacked and moved into customizable arrangements. 

    Students are responsible for supplying their own toilet paper, hand soap, and other toiletries. Download our suggested packing list.

    WHO LIVES ON CAMPUS?

    Wisconsin Lutheran College offers housing for traditional undergraduate students through their fourth year after high school or through 22 years of age (as available). Fifth- and sixth-year students need special permission from the Director of Residence Life to live on campus. As a residential college, WLC requires students to live in college housing through their third year after high school unless they are living with their parents (father, mother, or stepparent) or an immediate family member (grandparent, or a sibling who is 22 years of age or older) within 50 miles of campus.

    Students may apply to become a commuter through the Office of Student Life. The Student Life Committee will be responsible for the decision to approve the Change of Status. The decision of the Committee will be final and binding. Students who do not comply with the residency requirements will be charged for housing for all semesters in violation of the policy.

    Students living in College housing (residence halls, apartments, houses) are held accountable for the Code of Conduct, all WLC residence hall procedures, and policies stated in the Student Handbook, and added to it in the future.

    Updated January 2016

    LOOKS GREAT! WHEN CAN I MOVE IN?

    Students typically move in to the residence halls, apartments, and houses the weekend before classes begin, unless they are returning to campus early for athletics or an on-campus job.

    But first, all resident students enter into a contractual agreement with Wisconsin Lutheran College through the  Enrollment Confirmation and Housing Contract. You should become familiar with the obligations of that contract. WLC makes every effort to house students with roommates of similar interests and lifestyle. After final assignments have been made, every effort is made to work out differences by supporting and encouraging individual growth and working collaboratively to resolve conflict.