Contract Process

Students are sent a housing packet in the mail within a few weeks after the student has been admitted to UW-Parkside. All freshman and sophomore students shall be required to live in a University operated Residence Hall when such accommodations are available. 

A freshman or sophomore student is defined by those who have not earned 54 or more credits as of the first day of classes.


  • Veterans
  • Married 
  • Living with parents or guardian within the commutable range

Housing assignments are prioritized by contract date. 
The earlier a student completes the housing contract, the better chance that housing preferences can be accommodated.  Assignments are made in mid-summer and are sent out in the middle of July.  Students receive their room assignments via e-mail to their University of Wisconsin-Parkside email account. Contracts received after initial assignments have been posted are assigned as time and spaces permit.

To secure your housing in University Housing, you must fully complete the Housing and Dining Contract available online and pay the $50 Contract Fee.
Once you submit your contract, you will receive a confirmation page and an email with a copy of your contract.  The $50 Contract Fee will be applied to the student's SOLAR account within a few weeks of contract completion.

Students who are under the age of 18 at the time of contract submission must have a parent or legal guardian verify acceptance of the contract.  The person listed as the Primary Family Member on their contract will receive an email with a link and verfication code.  This step must be done for the contract to be considered complete.

Please ensure the Contract Fee has been applied to the student's SOLAR account prior to paying.  Payments can be made one of two ways:

Pay on line using your SOLAR account
(SOLAR requires your UWP username and password)

  1. Select Campus Finances
  2. Select Make a Payment
  3. Select Payment Method


Send a check or money order to

Cashiers Office
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53144

Please indicate Housing Contract Fee and the student's ID number on the check.

* Students need their UW-Parkside username and password in order to complete a Housing and Dining Contract.