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Housing Options and Meal Plans

Freshman students who live on campus reside in WLC's residence halls (Fischer and Stimac), which 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. 

Most transfer students and returning students are eligible to live in college apartments 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. 

  • All housing options at WLC include a meal plan. The meal plan, which provides cost savings and reduces food waste, is based on the average number of meals eaten by undergraduate students in the Courtyard Café. Meal plan options allow flexibility so students can pay for what they actually plan to eat in the Courtyard Café, which offers 19 meals each week. 

    • A meal swipe is one meal in the Courtyard Café or an equivalent meal at the Brewhaus. Meal swipes expire at the end of each semester. WLC allows students to purchase additional meal swipes (25 for $175, 50 for $300, or 100 for $550).

    • A meal point is the equivalent of one dollar. Meal points can buy additional meals in the Courtyard Café; hot and cold beverages, food, and snacks in the Brewhaus; food and beverages from the Brickhouse Late Night Grill; snacks and beverages from campus vending machines; and food and beverages from campus concession stands. Meal points carry over from fall semester to spring semester but expire at the end of spring semester.

    The plans begin with offering 175 meal swipes plus 150 meal points; this allows for daily lunch and supper during the week, plus three meals on a weekend or three breakfasts in a week. Students often choose not to eat breakfast in the Courtyard Café; some also do not eat in the Courtyard Café on weekends.

    The majority of students in housing with full kitchens prefer a meal plan with fewer than 175 meal swipes so they can cook on their own; WLC offers plans that meet this need. Options, which are based on the housing option chosen, are listed below.


    2015-2016 Housing Options and Meal Plans (cost per semester)

    RESIDENCE HALL TWO-PERSON ROOM ($4,625)

    • 175 meal swipes and 150 meal points or
    • 150 meal swipes and 225 meal points or
    • 125 meal swipes and 300 meal points or
    • 100 meal swipes and 375 meal points

    RESIDENCE HALL THREE-PERSON ROOM ($4,370)

    • 175 meal swipes and 150 meal points or
    • 150 meal swipes and 225 meal points or
    • 125 meal swipes and 300 meal points or
    • 100 meal swipes and 375 meal points

    APARTMENT ($4,420)

    • 125 meal swipes and 300 meal points or
    • 100 meal swipes and 375 meal points or
    • 75 meal swipes and 450 meal points or
    • 50 meal swipes and 525 meal points

    HOUSE ($4,680) 

    • 100 meal swipes and 375 meal points or
    • 75 meal swipes and 450 meal points or
    • 50 meal swipes and 525 meal points or
    • 25 meal swipes and 600 meal points

    ASPIRE HALL ($4,760) 

    • 125 meal swipes and 300 meal points or
    • 100 meal swipes and 375 meal points or
    • 75 meal swipes and 450 meal points or
    • 50 meal swipes and 525 meal points

    SINGLE UNIT as available ($4,760) 

    • 125 meal swipes and 300 meal points or
    • 100 meal swipes and 375 meal points or
    • 75 meal swipes and 450 meal points or
    • 50 meal swipes and 525 meal points