Love Where You Live in Campus Housing

Our residence halls are the heartbeat of WSU. And our students will agree.

Choose from co-ed housing, themed residence halls, single rooms, double rooms, suite-style living, and more. All our living options have shared spaces for studying and connecting.

It’s a fact: living on campus leads to better grades and a more satisfying college experience.

  • Convenience. Easy access to classes and campus resources
  • Comfort. Safe, secure living with all the amenities
  • Community. All your friends in one place.

Entertainment & Lifestyle

What do you want to do? One of the biggest benefits of living on campus is the opportunity to get involved.

Our Residence Housing Association and Campus Life work together to fill your free time with activities and events. And when you live on campus, you get to experience it all.

We’re always thinking of fun, new activities in the residence halls. Like what, you ask?

  • Game Night - Relax and hang out playing board and team games that complete a fun night in.
  • Make Your Own Laundry Detergent - It’s environmentally friendly and cheap. Plus, get tips on how to do your laundry
  • Competitions Build Community - West Campus residents compete in Nerf War, Battleship, sand volleyball and dodgeball competitions.
  • Mugshots Coffeehouse - Hang out with friends on West Campus and take in some great student talent!

Stay healthy and happy. If an active lifestyle is important to you, then get ready to get moving. Think sand volleyball courts, swimming pools, fitness centers, hiking trails and more.

Access to Amenities

You’ve also got access to amenities for whatever you need. From board games to movies to jumper cables to tool kits, if you need it, we have it. All the little things that make college feel like home.

Choose from over 8,000 resources across campus.

Fitness Centers

The Integrated Wellness Complex is ultimate fitness center (and one of the busiest places on campus). Shoot some hoops, hit the track, take a fitness class, crush some cardio, or hit the free weights.

Need some help getting started? How about your own personal trainer? This is ground zero for good health.

The Lourdes Hall Fitness Center has easy access for students living on West Campus with everything you need for a quick workout: elliptical machines, treadmills, and Stair Masters, plus, a heated indoor pool.


When you live on campus, you have round-the-clock campus security via patrols and surveillance cameras. Blue light emergency phones, too.

Need an escort after dark? Call Camps Security and a security guard will get you where you need to go.


Where do you want to go? Choose a sustainable transportation mode that will get you there safely.

  • Free WSU Shuttle Service Between All Three Campuses
  • Free Bike Rentals for Students
  • An Active Ride-Sharing Community

Dining Options

You gotta eat. We’ve got you covered on the food front. From made-to-order meals to late-night snack attacks, your on-campus meal plan will give you the fuel you need, when you need it.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner-- it’s on in the Jack Kane and Lourdes Dining Centers. Rotating hot food options, the ultimate salad bar experience, custom-crafted sandwiches, homemade soups, decadent desserts and more.

Plus, there are great vegan and vegetarian choices on the daily menu, and we offer a G8 station, where the menu is created free of the eight major allergens.

Eat in or get it to go. Your meal plan comes with a balance of Dining Dollars and can be used at a variety of restaurants in Zane’s Food Court and other locations on campus.

Each purchase you make is deducted from your total balance – and you can always add more money to your account.

Housing Options

There’s a style of living for every personality type. Designed to meet the individual needs of our students, our residence halls are home to over 2,300 students.

Community and convenience collide when you decide to live on campus.

Main Campus

The center of it all. First-year and upper-level students make Main Campus their home.

It’s easy to see why. Classes are close by. And the residence halls offer a range of unique living situations, like double rooms, single rooms, and suite-style rooms.

Explore The Quad, Sheehan Hall, Kirkland-Haake, Prentiss-Lucas, and the Veteran’s Center.

West Campus

West Campus is our most unique living opportunity is just a healthy walk from main campus. Or jump on the free shuttle.

Either way, here you’ll find classical architecture, beautiful views, and a close-knit community.

Co-ed residence halls are broken up into six different houses, each with its own crest and moto. The houses compete throughout the year for points through games and events. It’s your very own Hogwarts adventure.

Explore Lourdes Hall and Maria Hall.

East Lake Apartments

Just six blocks from campus, the East Lake Apartments provide students with spacious apartments, amazing views of Lake Winona and Sugar Loaf, and a relaxing, friendly environment.

Explore East Lake Apartments.

How to Apply for Housing

No matter where you choose to live on campus, one thing is certain. You’ll love the convenience, the amenities, and the friendships.

Campus life is life. And life is good at WSU.

Application Tips

Once you’ve been accepted to WSU, don’t hesitate to submit a housing application, $250 prepayment and signed agreement.

We begin to accept applications Tuesday, Sept. 15.

If you get your stuff in by May 1, you’ll receive a time slot to pick your exact room in June. Earlier applications are given earlier time slots.

Get your stuff in after May 1? No problem, you’ll be assigned a room in July.

Looking for a roommate? Our online application process can help with that – just fill out your lifestyle questions to find a list of suggested roommates.

Once you have a specific roommate in mind, our roommate selection process is open Dec. 1 – May 1.

Just make sure you both have your application, prepayment and signed agreement completed.

Need your own space? We get it.

Lourdes Hall on West Campus has many single rooms – perfect for students who want to have their own room but still want the benefits of a residence community.

You can choose this option during Room Selection in June.