Rates & Dining Plans

Rates are determined each summer for the following fall. Rates for the current year are available to help you estimate your housing and meal plan costs — see the menu on the right. Your specific cost will depend on your room assignment and dining plan choice.

First-semester housing and meal plan charges are posted to your PAWS account in July. The charges are due in late August. Please contact the Bursar’s Office with questions regarding payments.

Second-semester housing charges are posted to your PAWS account in January.

Please see the menu below for specific rates, or download the rate sheet for the buildings you are interested in.

Residence Hall Rates (dining plan not included)

Listed below are the University Housing Room Rates for the Academic Year 2022-2023. Questions may be directed to the University Housing Office at (414) 229-4065 or university-housing@uwm.edu. All account transactions will be posted to your PAWS account.

Building Name

Room Type

Cost for 2022-23 Year

Cambridge Commons Double $6779
Double Upgrade $7909
Purin Hall Single $7190
Double $5740
RiverView Residence Hall Single $7407
Double $6441
Sandburg (N/S/W) Single $6623
Double $5603
Triple $4996
Sandburg (E) Single $8271
Double $6324

Please see the Residence Hall Room & Dining Plan Rates link above for full details, including important notes for residents.

Apartment Rates

Listed below are the University Housing Apartment Rates for the Academic Year 2022-2023. Questions may be directed to the University Housing Office at (414) 229-4065 or university-housing@uwm.edu. All account transactions will be posted to your PAWS account.

Rates Include: All utilities, high-speed internet, and standard cable. Apartments on floors 6 and 7 also include in-unit laundry. Residents are billed only for their portion of the apartment cost unless they have bought out the entire apartment.

 

Unit
Type

Total Cost
Per Month
Cost Per Month
(2 occupants)
Cost Per Month
(3 occupants)
1 Bedroom $1093 $546.50 N/A
1 Bedroom Upgrade $1136 $568 N/A
2 Bedroom $1392 $696 N/A
2 Bedroom Upgrade $1458 $729 N/A
3 Bedroom $1818 $909 $606
3 Bedroom Upgrade $2019 $1009.50 $673
Parking Rates
Each building in University Housing has a parking garage and its own process for requesting a permit. You cannot request a permit until you receive your room assignment. Visit uwm.edu/parking for more information and to request a permit.

2022-23 Anytime Dining Plan Rates & Details

UWM is introducing our Anytime Dining Plan in the Fall Semester of 2022! This plan offers enhanced services that enable dining plan participants to access any open Residential Dining Hall as many times as they choose, eating all they care to eat. Your plan is as flexible as you need it to be. Maybe it’s a stop for a latte and a muffin in the morning, a mid-day snack, a full meal (with salad, appetizers, and dessert), or a later study session with friends and a late-night snack. You are always welcome.

In addition, our Gold and Platinum plans offer residents Dining Dollar options at an additional 12 on-campus locations and an opportunity to taste Milwaukee with nearly 20 vendors in the neighboring areas who will accept your Dining Dollars for meals in their restaurants or make deliveries to you. We are excited to see you and can’t wait to show you some of the changes we plan to make in the coming semesters!

Key Terms

    1. Anytime Dining means that a residential dining plan participant can enter any open Residential Dining Hall during operating hours, as many times as they would like, and eat as much as they care to eat.
    2. Dining Dollars are funds purchased with your dining plan to be used outside of the Residential Dining Halls.
      • Dining Dollars can be used at the following on-campus dining locations outside of the Residential Dining Halls. When used at these locations, purchases are tax free and may include additional discounts for dining plan participants.
        • Flour Shop – Student Union
        • Pacific Wraps – Student Union
        • Stir-fry – Student Union
        • City Subs – Student Union
        • Burger King – Student Union
        • Taco Bell – Student Union
        • Pizza Presto – Student Union
        • Gasthaus – Student Union
        • GRIND Coffee Shops – Student Union, Library, EMS, LEC
        • Enderis/Denemark Lounge – Enderis Hall
      • Dining Dollars can be used to make food purchases from any of our on-campus convenience store locations, called RESTOR, and the Union Station.
      • Dining Dollars can also be used with participating off-campus restaurants. See the list of current vendors at uwm.edu/retailservices/panthercard/#useat.
    3. Dining Guest Pass(es) allow dining plan participants to invite their University Housing-approved guests to enjoy the offerings at the Residential Dining Halls.
      • Dining Guest Pass(es) are offered when purchased with the Gold or Platinum Anytime Dining Plans.
      • Additional Dining Guest Pass(es) can be purchased as a dining plan upgrade, or individually.
    4. Panthercard is the UWM student ID card and will be the means for Anytime Dining Plan participants to:
      • Enter any Residential Dining Hall during operating hours.
      • Spend Dining Dollars
      • Redeem Dining Guest Passes
    5. Residential Dining Hall(s) are specific venues where the Anytime Dining Plan is offered. Dining plan participants may dine during any operating hours at any open Residential Dining Hall:
      • Cambridge Commons – Cambridge Café
      • Riverview – Riverview Café
      • Sandburg Hall – Sandburg Café

Dining Plan Requirement

All University Housing residents are required to participate in an Anytime Dining Plan unless they reside in an exempt location. UWM Housing locations exempt from the Anytime Dining Plan include: Purin Hall, Cambridge Commons’ upgraded suites, and Sandburg Hall’s East Tower as these suites/apartments have kitchens.

    • When you submit your University Housing Contract, you must:
      1. Select a dining plan level (Silver, Gold, or Platinum), or
      2. Provisionally select “no dining plan” if you are requesting to live in Purin Hall, Cambridge Commons upgraded suites, or Sandburg Hall’s East Tower.
    • If you make a dining plan-related selection that does not meet the criteria of your University Housing assignment, you will automatically be enrolled in the Gold Plan, which is the default dining plan.

Dining Plan Options

Beginning in the Fall 2022 semester, three dining plan levels will be offered:

    1. Silver Plan – Anytime Dining access to Residential Dining Halls during operating hours.
    2. Gold Plan – Anytime Dining access to Residential Dining Halls during operating hours, plus:
      1. 12 guest passes per year – Half of the Guest Passes will be credited on or before the start of the Fall/Semester I and half will be credited on or before the start of the Spring/Semester II.
      2. $300.00 Dining Dollars – Half of the Dining Dollars will be credited on or before the start of the Fall/Semester I and half will be credited on or before the start of the Spring/Semester II.
    3. Platinum Plan – Anytime Dining access to Residential Dining Halls during operating hours, plus:
      1. 20 guest passes per year – Half of the Guest Passes will be credited on or before the start of the Fall/Semester I and half will be credited on or before the start of the Spring/Semester II.
      2. $1,000.00 Dining Dollars – Half of the Dining Dollars will be credited on or before the start of the Fall/Semester I and half will be credited on or before the start of the Spring/Semester II.

Rates

You agree to pay UWM all applicable fees for your dining plan level as detailed in the approved 2022-2023 rate schedule. Applicable rates will also be posted to your PAWS Account.

Dining Plan Level Name

Full Access to Residential Dining Halls

# Guest Passes per Academic Year

Amount of Dining Dollars

Total Academic Year Cost

Anytime Access Dining SILVER PLAN Yes 0 $0 $3,974
Anytime Access Dining GOLD PLAN** Yes 12 $300 $4,274
Anytime Access Dining PLATINUM PLAN Yes 20 $1,000 $4,974

**The Gold Plan is the default dining plan level for all residents. Residents may change their dining plan level, or unenroll from the Anytime Dining Plan (if eligible), as detailed above.

Anytime Dining Plan Changes and Terms

    1. Enrollment & Upgrades
      • Residents may enroll in the Anytime Dining Plan, or increase their plan level, at any time. Upgrades and new plan enrollment are the only changes that may be made after the change deadlines pass each semester.
    2. Dining Plan Changes Prior to the Contract Preference Deadline:
      • Residents may change their dining plan preferences, or unenroll from the Anytime Dining Plan (if eligible), by using the online preference change process outlined in the “Preferences & Preference Change Instructions” in the Contract Guidebook, until the relevant Preference Deadline:
        • May 31, 2022, for students entering University Housing in Fall/Semester I.
        • December 31, 2022, for students entering University Housing in Spring/Semester II.
    3. Dining Plan Changes After the Contract Preference Deadline: Residents wishing to change their dining plan preference, or unenroll from the Anytime Dining Plan (if eligible), must submit a Dining Plan Change Form to University Housing.
      • Fall/Semester I requests to reduce dining plan level or to unenroll from the Anytime Dining Plan must be received no later than September 30, 2022.
      • Spring/Semester II requests to reduce dining plan level or to unenroll from the Anytime Dining Plan must be received no later than February 20, 2023.
      • Students entering into an initial University Housing contract after the relevant deadline cannot reduce their current dining plan or unenroll from the Anytime Dining Plan in the current semester. These residents may, however, make changes for the Spring/Semester II as provided for in this section.
  1. When unenrolling from the Anytime Dining Plan (if eligible), or decreasing a dining plan level:
    1. Residents will not be credited for any Dining Dollars they used before changing their plan.
    2. Unused guest passes, if applicable, will be removed from residents’ dining account.
    3. Residents who are unenrolling will be charged a prorated fee for the days they were enrolled in such dining plan prior to their approved change/unenrollment date.
    4. To avoid prorated dining plan charges, residents in Cambridge Commons upgraded suites, Sandburg Hall’s East Tower, and Purin Hall, who do not wish to participate in the Anytime Dining Plan, should ensure that they have selected “no dining plan” in their preferences or via a Dining Plan Change form prior to the start of the semester.
  1. Dining Plan Changes due to Change in Housing Assignments
    1. If a requested housing assignment change is granted and results in a resident moving from an assignment where the Anytime Dining Plan is not required to an assignment where it is, the resident will be required to select a dining plan. If a resident fails to do so, the default Gold Plan will be selected for them. The relevant dining plan-related fees will be prorated based on the approved assignment change date.
    2. If a resident moves from a housing assignment where the Anytime Dining Plan is required to one where it is not, the resident may only change dining plan levels or unenroll from the Anytime Dining Plan if they submit a Dining Plan Change form by the relevant deadlines detailed above.

Continuance, Rollover, and Contract Expiration

    1. For Spring/Semester II, all returning residents will maintain the dining plan level they were enrolled in at the end of Fall/Semester I.
    2. Dining Dollars * and Guest Passes
      1. On or before the start of the Fall/Semester I, your account will be credited with half of the annual Dining Dollars and Guest Passes included with your chosen Anytime Dining Plan level.
      2. Near the end of the Fall/Semester I, your account will be credited with the remaining Dining Dollars and Guest Passes in anticipation of the Spring/Semester II semester. This helps residents to budget their Dining Dollars.
      3. Any Dining Dollars and Guest Passes not used in the Fall/Semester I will be automatically carried over to the Spring/Semester II.
      4. If you choose to reduce your plan level in the Spring/Semester II any Fall/Semester I Dining Dollar and Guest Pass carryovers are non-refundable.
      5. All unused Dining Dollars and Guest Passes (including any carryovers from Fall/Semester I) expire at the end of the Spring/Semester II and are non-refundable.
      6. * Residents may monitor their Dining Dollar usage by downloading the GET Mobile app for UWM or logging on to uwm.edu/retailservices/panthercard/#mealplan.

Dietary Accommodations

Residential Dining works to ensure that dietary needs are met. If you require specific dietary accommodations (e.g., for medical reasons or cultural considerations), please submit the Food Allergy & Special Dietary Needs Request Form. This form can be found online at: uwm.edu/dining/dietary-info/food-allergy-special-dietary-form/. This form should be submitted 4 weeks prior to the first day of classes to allow Residential Dining sufficient time to meet your dietary needs. If you have questions related to dining options or dietary accommodations, please contact Brian Vetter, bvetter@uwm.edu or (414) 229-2525. Residential Dining’s dietary information can also be found online at uwm.edu/dining.

Operations & Public Health

It is expected that all Residential Dining units in University Housing will be open and operating as normal in the Fall/Semester I and Spring/Semester II.  However, State, local, and campus public health orders and rules may cause modifications to service(s) intended to protect the health of residents, staff, and other members of the UWM community.  Service modification(s) may occur with little notice and may change throughout the term of your Contract.

PanterCa$h

  1. PantherCa$H is like a pre-paid debit account that is usable through your UWM Panthercard. All UWM students may elect to place funds on their PantherCa$h account for use to buy food, goods, and other services. The funds are referred to as PantherCa$h and are described in more detail below. PantherCa$h cannot be used in Residential Dining Halls and is not Dining Dollars.
    1. PantherCa$h may be used for a variety of UWM campus services (i.e., vending, WEPA printing, Housing laundry, Panther Shop, Student Union services, SARUP lab, UWM Retail Dining venues, RESTORE, Union Station, Pepsi and Farmers Fridge vending machines).
    2. PantherCa$h can be used to purchase food off campus at participating vendors. The current list of participating vendors can be found online at uwm.edu/retailservices/panthercard/#useat.
    3. Deposits must be added to your PantherCa$h account in advance of the service being rendered using your GET Mobile app or at the Panthercard Office (Student Union, Room 198) or through a Cash Value Center (CVC) in University Housing laundry rooms.
    4. PantherCa$h is the only method of payment for University Housing laundry.
    5. Term of Use are available online at uwm.edu/retailservices/panthercard.