RiverView Residence Hall

Move-in Day

When you arrive at RiverView, stop just prior to the garage driveway and wait for instruction, room keys, and other important information. You will be assisted by Move-In staff and shown where to park for unloading.

Oversized vehicles (over 7’ height, or extended cabs/trailers) are not able to navigate the parking garage. Limited alternative parking may be available for these vehicles, but they are not encouraged.


The UWM Shuttle will be operating throughout Move-In. You’ll have easy access to the Kenwood campus to pick-up 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 www.ridemcts.com.


RiverView is located at 2340 N. Commerce Street.

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 across the river, on your right side.

Security & Guest Policies

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 www.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.

Guest Pre-Registration

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 www.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), desk, chair, 3-drawer dresser, 2-drawer night stand, 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. 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, prorated at $15/month. If you are interested in renting a loft, please request it on your MyHousing account up until August 1. After August 1, all loft requests are processed by work order at www.fixit.uwm.edu.

Micro-Fridges & Microwaves

If you would like to rent a combination microwave-refrigerator-freezer unit, you may do so at www.mycollegefridge.com. These are the only microwaves allowed to be in individual rooms/suites. University Housing provides community-use microwaves on every floor for those who elect not to rent through the program.