Most of UWM’s all suite-style housing is coed by suite, meaning that all residents of a suite will be of the same gender, but the suite next door may be all residents of the opposite gender. However, some exceptions exist.
UW-Milwaukee is proud to be the first university in the University of Wisconsin System to offer Inclusive Housing. Inclusive Housing offers an inviting, welcoming space for students who self-select and self-identify as gender non-conforming or who have other cultural or identity considerations related to living in the residence halls at UW-Milwaukee and students who identify as allies. University Housing will have some suites (and possibly floors, depending upon student interest) where students may request any roommate without regard to gender identity or physical sex. Students interested in Inclusive Housing should contact University Housing or the LGBT Resource Center, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RiverView Residence Hall allows students of different genders to live in the same suite, when the residents self-select and assign themselves to that suite during the Spring Returner Self-Assignment. Students of different genders are not allowed to live in the same bedroom. Students are not placed in an open housing suite unless they make a valid request during Returner Self-Assignment (any student going through the lottery assignment process will be prohibited from living in Open Housing).
UW-Milwaukee also offers its residents the opportunity to elect to live on a single-gender floor. This preference is made at the time of contract completion. It may be amended up until the start of the Assignment process.