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Living on campus is one of the easiest ways to acclimate to college life. You are located in the middle of a vibrant campus life, and are a part of the community. We also offer programs and organizations specific to the residence life community that will enrich your experience at UW-Parkside.


Having a college roommate can be a great experience that will lead to a lifetime of memories… however it is not always easy. Good communication and setting rules early on can help you make the most of this experience and be prepared to handle the challenges that may occur.

Roommate Agreement

Your Resident Advisor will provide you with a roommate agreement to help establish a set of standards for your room at the beginning of the semester.  Take it seriously.  The agreement will help you and your room address topics that are important to students.  Make sure that you and your roommate discuss the topics listed and work together to establish boundaries that you are both comfortable.

Talk to Your Roommate

A challenge or difficult situation may arise that will leave you feeling annoyed with your roommate.   Good communication is the key to overcoming these challenges.  Sit down and openly discuss with your roommate how are you are feeling and work together to come up with a solution that you are both comfortable about.

Talk to your Resident

Advisor If you have had a conversation with your roommate and you both were unable to come up with a solution, your Resident Advisor is a great resource.   Resident Advisors are trained in mediation techniques and can help facilitate those difficult conversations.  Your RA will refer to your roommate agreement and have a conversation with both you and your roommate.  Your RA will help you and your roommate reach an agreement or will refer both of you to the Hall Director of your building.

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is very similar to student government, but it is specifically for students who live on-campus. RHA is involved in programming activities for residents.  Join us at our weekly meetings and become involved. There is opportunity for you to attend state conferences, and network with other RHA students. Their concerns may be similar to yours; experience how their processes and solutions could also work for Parkside. There is also an Residence Hall Association Executive Board if you become interested in advancing your involvement. Check your ranger email  for our weekly meeting times and locations. 

Laura Eggert

Laura Voynovich

Ranger Hall Director
eggert@uwp.edu  |  262-595-3422

Why did I chose Parkside?

I chose to work at Parkside because of the smaller size, that allows for the ability to build meaningful relationships with students. Parkside is student centered and strives for success both in and out of the classroom. I wanted to be a part of that process.

What is your favorite part of the Kenosha area?

My favorite part of Kenosha is having easy access the beautiful lake front. Whether that is at the beach, overseeing the city in a historic lighthouse, or taking a tall ship ride. Kenosha is a hidden gem.

What is your advice to new students?

My advice to new students is get involved! Participate in clubs that are social, major related, or just plain fun. Attend activities, sporting events, and RA programs. You will be connected to the campus community and develop skills that can be life changing. This is your college experience, get the most out of it.  

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Zachary Barthel

Pike River Suites and University Apartments Hall Director
barthel@uwp.edu  |  262-595-2792

Why did I chose Parkside?   

I like to think that, in both a literal and figurative sense, Parkside chose me. I knew that I wanted to come to an institution where I would have the opportunity to work closely with students and hopefully have a positive impact on their time in college and beyond. Parkside provides the ideal size and makeup for me to do just that.

What is my favorite part of the Kenosha area?

I love the downtown area, especially near the harbor. There are a ton of great places to eat or grab a cup of coffee, and it always seems like there’s something interesting going on to take part in. Being from the Milwaukee and Racine area originally, it’s also been great being closer to home after several years living out of state.

What is my advice to new students?

Take the freedom that being in college provides to be the version of yourself that you might not have felt comfortable expressing up to this point. Take time to really figure yourself out, knowing that it’s okay if you don’t have all the answers right now. It’s a big part of what these next few years are all about, and you’ll have people and resources ready to help you through the ups and downs.

Headshot of Margaret Watts

Margaret Watts

Associate Director for Housing and Residence Life
wattsm@uwp.edu  |  262-595-3071

Why did I chose Parkside?   

Parkside has the advantage of being a smaller institution, which allows us to cater our services more towards individual student needs and get to know them as individuals. The diversity of our campus population offers the opportunity to expand our world views and to learn to understand and appreciate our differences.

What is my favorite part of the Kenosha area?

Kenosha is situated in a beautiful part of south eastern Wisconsin, with the lakefront and farms. It has a small town feel, but with easy access to the amenities in larger cities. We have festivals, weekend farmers markets and amazing public parks. There is something for everyone here.

What is my advice to new students?

College is an amazing time for self-exploration and personal growth. Students should push their comfort zone, seek new opportunities and engage in their campus communities. You will learn as much from your out of class experiences as you will from your coursework.


Housing and Residence Life  |  262-595-2320  |  housing@uwp.edu

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