The below documents were created to guide and support our residents. Whether you are applying for housing, preparing to move in, or departing, this page will have very useful information for you. If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact our office at (210) 829-6034 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All residents are required to have a $225 housing deposit on file in order to complete a housing application. The Walk Through will help guide you through the process in submitting your deposit. Please note that once the deposit is paid, it takes 24 hours for it to reflect on your Star Rez account. Additionally, if a deposit is on file, an additional deposit does not need to be paid!
As part of the housing application process, all students must complete the Housing Contract found in the Star Rez Student Housing Portal in the application section. For students who are 18 years of age or over, you will electronically consent to the contract. For students who are under 18 years of age, the contract must be printed, completed and signed by the applicant, and then signed by a legal guardian. The contract is then uploaded into the housing application in Star Rez.
Residence Life and Housing Operations uses a online housing application for all students requesting housing. The housing application can be found in Cardinal Apps under the Star Rez Student Housing Portal. The Walk Through will help guide you through the different steps of the process regarding your housing application. Please remember that you must have your $225 housing deposit on file in order to access the entire housing application.
Knowing what to bring and what can stay home is important as you prepare to move onto campus. The following guide shows a visual representation of what to bring, as well as a list of items you should bring, as well as what should not be brought to your residence hall. A full listing of approved and unapproved items can be found in our Residence Life Handbook, which is located in the Policies and Reporting page on the left hand navigation bar.
For international students who are not returning to UIW and returning back to their home country, the housing deposit must be released via an electronic wire transfer form. This allows UIW to deliver the deposit, pending any damages, directly to you, regardless of where your bank is located. This form must be completed and submitted to the UIW Business Office prior to your departure.
We love seeing our students on campus, attending programs and classes, participating in sporting events and clubs. To prepare for the end of the semester, our department hosted several closing meetings that reviewed the process for closing for the fall and semester and how to prepare your room, as well as the steps necessary for securing your room for the spring semester.
If you wish you cancel your housing assignment, you may do so via our online cancellation form. Please note that cancellations made during the academic year, August - May, will result in a broken contact.
Current resident in housing (Housing Contract excerpt):
Cancellation*: I understand if I cancel this contract after occupancy, for any reason other than those stated below and in the Residence Life Handbook, I will be charged a cancellation fee of $500 and forfeit my $225 deposit.
We determine the return of deposit based on when you cancel. If you cancel your housing for Fall before picking up your key, we use the following schedule:
If you cancel your housing while occupying the space, please read above regarding associated fees and loss of deposit.
We currently offer in person and digital tours through our YouTube website.
If you would like to view our virtual hall tours at home, please visit our Youtube site.
We are currently showing Sky View Hall, Dubuis Hall, and Clement Hall, and will be adding more halls to show in the Spring semester. Interested in seeing our halls over the Winter Break? Please contact our All Campus Phone at (210) 216-6831 to schedule your tour!
All residents are encouraged to submit their own work orders using the School Dude system found in Cardinal Apps. If you need assistance you may also contact your RA regarding any maintenance concerns utilize their RA’s maintenance sheet posted outside their door. If you feel that your maintenance request is an emergency and you cannot contact your RA, please contact the All-Campus RA at (210) 216-6831.
If you lost your ID, you may pick up a replacement at the Campus Life office in SEC 3150 during business hours. Please note that all ID replacements will result in a $30 charge on your student account. If you lost your ID and are in need of a replacement after business hours, please contact the All-Campus RA for assistance at (210) 216-6831.
Please note due to current pandemic protocols, requests for replacement IDs are made by e-mailing a copy of your student schedule to email@example.com.
If you lost your key(s), you may pick up a replacement from the residence life office in SEC 3150 during business hours. Please note that all key replacements will result in a $25 charge for bedroom doors, $40 for an apartment front door, or $65 for both an apartment front door and bedroom door. All charges will reflect on your student account. If you lost your keys and are in need of a replacement after business hours, please contact the All-Campus RA for assistance at (210) 216-6831.
A Resident Assistant (RA) is a student staff member that lives in the residence halls. An RA can be one of the most helpful and resourceful people you will interact while living at UIW. These students have been carefully selected for their leadership potential, interpersonal skills, positive attitudes, and sense of commitment. As a peer, the RA is a basic source of information and referral. RAs assist residents in adjusting to campus life, including academic concerns, roommate relationships, homesickness, and other matters. RAs are responsible for providing leadership and support to you and other members of your community.
If you are interested in applying for an RA position, please attend an information fair. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact our office during business hours at (210) 829-6034.
Please note the following general requirements: must have completed at least one full year of college, have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, and enrolled as a full-time student.
Please visit our recruitment page for more information.