RiverView Residence 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 RiverView, you may park in the angle parking on Commerce Street, in the RiverView Circle Drive, or in other public parking spaces that may be available.

Check-in will take place in the RiverView Lobby, where you will receive room keys and get pictures taken for security purposes. Please know that RiverView also has limited move-in staff to assist you.

Please note that you may bring a maximum of two vehicles during your move-in appointment, and you will have two hours to unload your belongings.

Once you have unloaded your vehicle, you will need to move it to an alternate parking location. Public parking is available on the North Avenue bridge.


The UWM Shuttle will be operating throughout Move-In Week. You’ll have easy access to the Kenwood campus to purchase books, find your classes, and visit other residence halls.

Milwaukee County Transit System is also another reasonable option to explore the surrounding area. Route 21 stops directly across from Cambridge and connects to a number of other routes. Be sure to pick up your U-PASS to enjoy free rides on MCTS. For more information, visit ridemcts.com.


For the ease of traffic flow, we ask you use these directions instead of any other GPS or map service’s directions. From I-43, take the Capitol Drive exit and proceed East. Follow Capitol Drive across the Milwaukee River until you reach Oakland Avenue. Turn right on Oakland and proceed south to North Avenue. Turn right on North Avenue. RiverView will be on your right side.


Security monitors are present in the RiverView lobby 24 hours a day to swipe IDs of everyone entering the building. RiverView residents may swipe into Cambridge and Sandburg (and vice versa) until midnight. Residents may register guests, but all guests must have a photo ID. This includes family members and anyone age 16 or over. Guests 15 or under must have a signed waiver “Minor Guest Registration Form” on file. Guests will not be admitted entrance without proper identification. If you wish to pre-register your guests to ensure quick and easy entrance upon arrival to RiverView, visit guestpass.uwm.edu. Residents are responsible for their guests’ conduct. It is the resident’s responsibility to inform his/her guests of University Housing policies.


Pre-register your family and friends prior to your arrival for move-in. To pre-register your guests, fill out the host and guest information online at guestpass.uwm.edu. If you complete the form on your mobile device, you can even take a selfie to upload as your photo in the guest pass system! When you get to campus, finish the guest registration process by getting the host/guest photo taken (if necessary) and obtaining your guest pass. We suggest finishing the guest registration process before entrances have security monitors (7pm) as this will shorten your wait time.

Room Furnishings & Dimensions

Each student is provided with a bed frame (bunkable), mattress (extra long), mattress pad, pillow, 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 shared kitchen on each floor. Room dimensions are available online. Take a look at more information about RiverView rooms, as well as dimensions of suites and virtual tours.


If you wish to loft your bed, you must rent a loft from University Housing; homemade lofts are not allowed. The cost for a loft rental is $125/year. If you are interested in renting a loft, please request one via the MyHousing site by August 15.