RiverView Residence Hall consists of 7 floors, built in 2008, which welcome approximately 475 residents. It is also the home of a small art collection, pieces of which are displayed throughout the facility.

Virtual Tour of RiverView Standard Suite

RiverView Standard Suite (Double/Double)

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.

Unique Amenities

Among the perks of living in RiverView are:

  • South Campus Cinema (Video Game Room when not being used for movies and/or other scheduled events).
  • Updated game room (table tennis, billiards, shuffleboard) and social lounge.
  • Floor kitchens (two per floor).

To schedule a RiverView tour, please contact the University Housing Outreach Team at (414) 229-3158 or uhmktg@uwm.edu.

Campus Connections

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

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, an independent movie theater, and locally owned stores and boutiques.

2340 North Commerce Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Suites & Rooms

Rooms include:

  • 2 Extra-long twin beds
  • 2 Dressers
  • 2 Desks & chairs
  • 2 Small filing cabinets
  • 1 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


Suite/Room Amenities

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

Building Amenities

  • Terrace overlooking Milwaukee River
  • Classrooms
  • Fitness room
  • Study and social lounges on each floor
  • Laundry
A limited amount of parking is available for RiverView residents in the first floor garage. Visit UWM Transportation Services 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

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. 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 by students of UWM.

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


Video Tour: Lydia’s Room

Tours of RiverView and Cambridge Commons, Kenilworth Square Apartments, and Sandburg Traditional Towers (North, South, and West) occur on a predetermined schedule. Tours of Sandburg East Tower, may be scheduled with at least 48 hours notice (subject to availability). Visit our University Housing Tours page to schedule a day and time that works for you.