The View at UWM: A new take on campus living

Now accepting applications for 2017-18!

A housing community for upper-level students, RiverView – aka “the View” – blends the freedom and flexibility of apartment-style living with the security and campus convenience of a UWM-operated facility.

Valuable View

Students can choose from single or double rooms in three-bedroom suites across four floors, where the yearly price is approximately $6,400 for a double room or $7,400 for a single. A student can register to live independently, or students can register in friend groups of three to four per suite. Newly installed community kitchens are located on each floor, and purchasing a university meal plan is completely optional.

 

Nice Neighborhood

RiverView is located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Milwaukee. A grocery store is across the street, and  movie, rock-climbing, and bowling venues, plus restaurants at every price point are within a two-mile radius – and that’s on foot. Or, students can rent a Bublr Bike or use their U-Pass to get around town with ease and affordability.

 

Campus Connections

  • Security monitoring, service desk, and mail room operations
  • Cost includes all utilities, cable television, and high-speed internet service
  • Convenience store located on site
  • Free shuttle service to campus
  • A small Residence Life staff provides support while respecting residents’ independence.

Location
RiverView Residence Hall is located at the intersection of Commerce Street and North Avenue – just across the river from Cambridge Commons. Within walking distance you’ll find two grocery stores, multiple restaurants and coffee shops, and independent movie theater, and locally owned stores and boutiques.

Address
2340 North Commerce Street
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Suites & Rooms
In Fall 2017, all suites in RiverView will include one double bedroom and one single bedroom, and a shared bathroom.

Rooms include:

  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Dresser
  • Desk & desk chair
  • Small filing cabinet
  • Large walk-through closet
  • Carpet

All suites include:

  • Bathroom (toilet & shower)
  • Vanity with two sinks
  • Individual climate control with air conditioning
  • Durable floor coverings

Although individual room measurements may vary, suites look like the one in the diagram below.

RiverView Suite Layout

Standard Room

Amenities

Suite/Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • High-speed internet
  • Cable television
  • Large walk-through closets
  • Vanity separate from bathroom

Building Amenities

  • Restor+More Convenience Store
  • Terrace overlooking Milwaukee River
  • Classrooms
  • Fitness room
  • Study and social lounges on each floor
  • Laundry
Parking
A limited amount of parking is available for RiverView residents in the first floor garage. Click here to view the rates and procedures to request a permit.
Visitor parking is available on Commerce Street. See the posted signs for parking guidelines. Residents and guests should take care not to park in the private parking lots near RiverView.
Art Collection
Professional artwork as you’ll see in this collection is, within University Housing, exclusive to RiverView Residence Hall. The artwork was purchased with funds from the UWM Real Estate Foundation, the organization which also financed the construction of RiverView Residence Hall and Cambridge Commons Residence Hall.The art was selected by the RiverView Art Committee, formed in spring 2009 to include UWM faculty and students, University Housing staff and residents, and community members. Most of the art featured here is by artists living and working in the nearby Riverwest neighborhood, and some is by students of UWM.

The goals of the Foundation and Committee are manifold, but chiefly they are

  • Educational
  • to connect residents with their curriculum and goals, as well as with their artistically rich community
  • Relationship & Community based
  • to connect residents with each other, with community members, and with organizations and events
  • Environmental
  • to connect residents to their environment, and increase the sense of shared ownership of and appreciation for their home

The themes of the art in this collection are reflective of these goals, but are also relevant to the college experience and serve as an extension of residents’ education at UWM. Additionally, much of the work speaks to the human experience and is meant to evoke emotions and meaningful conversation.

The pieces in the lobby and cafeteria stairwell are by local artists, while the prints in each study lounge were acquired from a national source.  Please show respect for the art, artists, and RiverView residents by not touching the art.

RiverView Art Committee

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Tours
Video Tour: Lydia’s Room

Tours of Cambridge Commons, RiverView, and Sandburg Traditional Towers (North, South, and West) occur on a predetermined schedule. Tours of Kenilworth Square Apartments, Purin Hall, and Sandburg East Tower, may schedule tours with at least 48 hours notice (subject to availability). To inquire about tour possibilities, contact the University Housing Student Outreach Assistants at (414) 229-3158 or uhmktg@uwm.edu.