RiverView opened in January 2008. Built to appeal to first-year students, RiverView offers spacious suites with a view of downtown and the Milwaukee River.

Approximately 475 students live in RiverView.

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
All rooms in RiverView are double-occupancy, and each suite contains two rooms 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 Double ($6,100/year)

Standard Room

Amenities

Suite/Room Amenities

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

Building Amenities

  • Cafeteria
  • Restor+More Convenience Store
  • Terrace overlooking Milwaukee River
  • Classrooms
  • Fitness rooms
  • 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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(from left)

Raoul Deal

Peck School of the Arts faculty member and visual artist

Fly Steffens

Peck School of the Arts alumna, former Visual Art Living Learning Community member

Kara Mulrooney

Peck School of the Arts alumna, former University Housing Residential Program Manager, filmmaker, and community member

Kelly Haag

Director of University Housing

Jim Hawley

Artist, long time resident of Riverwest, and University Housing custodian

Tours
Click here to view a virtual tour of RiverView Residence Hall (a new window will open).

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.