Purin Hall

*Updated for Fall 2017


In order to move over 4,300 students into the residence halls and apartments efficiently, each student is assigned an individual arrival time. By doing this, move-in lines are shorter and we are able to control the traffic flow in our parking facilities. University Housing assigns you to a move-in time to accommodate your Fall Welcome schedule. Please visit your MyHousing account to view your move-in date/time. (www.uwm.edu/housing/myhousing)


When you arrive at Purin Hall, (2600 E. Kenwood Blvd.) you will need to find street parking. The garage will have limited space for small cars to temporarily park for unloading. Please note that the garage is only open to cars, not trucks, SUVs, vans, or other large vehicles. Street parking is available for these vehicles. Starting September 1 at 7:00PM, all vehicles in the Purin garage must have a reserved permit .

Check-in will take place outside the front entrance of Purin Hall to receive room keys and get pictures taken for security purposes. Please know that Purin also has limited move-in staff to assist you.

Purin Hall has three flights of stairs, and therefore carts are not provided. If you would like to roll your belongings, we suggest you bring your own 2-wheel dolly.

After unloading, please find street parking or metered parking in the Pavilion if you wish to keep your vehicle on campus. This will allow more space for other residents to move in.

If you arrive after your assigned move in date/time you will be required to go to Sandburg Hall (3400 N. Maryland Ave.) and park in the circle drive. The student should then proceed to “The Green Room” (located in the lobby on the first floor) and follow the posted directions to receive room keys and get pictures taken for security purposes.


From I-43, take the Capitol Drive exit and proceed East. Follow Capitol Drive across the Milwaukee River until you reach Downer Avenue. Turn right on Downer and proceed south to Kenwood Blvd. Purin Hall will be on the left side of the road. Parking is available in the garage, or on Downer Avenue, and on Kenwood Blvd.


Entrances to Purin are locked 24 hours a day, and residents are expected to escort their guests as they enter and exit the building. Residents are responsible for their guests’ conduct. It is the resident’s responsibility to inform his/her guests of University Housing policies. Purin residents may enter Cambridge, RiverView and Sandburg, with their student ID until midnight.

Room Furnishings & Dimensions

Each student is provided with a bed frame, mattress (extra long), mattress pad, desk, chair, dresser, bookshelf, and wastebasket. Each suite has a semi-private bathroom, and residents are expected to maintain clean and sanitary conditions. All rooms have window blinds and carpet. All furniture must remain in the resident’s room. A microwave is provided in the kitchen of each suite. More info about Purin Hall is available online. Depending on your suite, dimensions may vary slightly.