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Living on Campus

Living on campus is a great chance for students to live and learn with their peers.  On campus residents have easy access to dining facilities, classrooms, and a wide variety of campus activities.  Living on campus gives students the ability to live and learn with their peers while reaching their academic goals.

Alverno College requires that all Weekday College students entering the college within one year of high school graduation, who are single with no dependents, to live on campus for their first two semesters ,unless the student is living with parents or a legal guardian. All on campus students must be signed up for a Meal Plan. 

All first year students are housed in Austin Hall in a double room on Meal Plan One. Austin Hall is the heart of Alverno's Residence Life program, with many activities and initiatives available to students, including the Community Service in Leadership and Wellness living communities.

After that first year, there are many different room styles to choose from in both Austin and Clare Hall, and three different meal plan choices. Alverno offers suites (single with a bathroom), large singles, small singles, and doubles in Austin Hall. Suites and large singles are available in Clare Hall. Clare Hall is a more mature environment designed for upper-level students. 

Housing Contract Process

All students must complete a Housing Application and Contract in order to be assigned to a room.  Housing contracts can only be completed on-line. Please ensure that all of your information is completely and accurately filled out on the Housing Contract. The Housing Contract is for all full time students, including Weekday, Weekend, and Graduate students.

Our Housing Application process for the 2017-2018 academic year will be fully online.  Please follow this link to access the 2017- 2018 Housing Contract. You will need to use your Alverno log in information to access our Housing Contract.

Below are the options and costs for living on campus for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Meal Plans

Austin Hall Double

Austin Hall Small Single

Austin Hall Large Single

Austin Hall Suite

Clare Hall Large Single

Clare Hall Suite






















 Rates are per semester and are subject to change prior to the academic year.

 Additionally, all on campus students will have a $50 Resident Activity Fee. 

As a part of the contract process, you will be asked if you are informed about the Meningitis and Hepatitis B vaccines.  Here are two information sheets regarding those vaccines:

 Hepatitis B Information Sheet

Meningococcal Vaccines Information Sheet

Themed Learning Communities

Alverno College Residence Life offers different themed communities in both Austin and Clare Hall. They are as follows:

Austin Hall

Community Service and Leadership Wing - The purpose of this floor is to bring a group of like-minded students together in a living situation where they will participate in activities rooted in service with opportunities to develop as leaders.

Move-In Day Information

Move-in day for new students is Saturday, August 26, 2017 from  9a.m.-3p.m. Carts are available on a limited basis to assist with your move-in process.  For a smoother process, students must have completed and turned in all Business Office paperwork, including your Loan Agreement and agreement on payments. In addition, please bring with you the immunization form that you receive in your resident information mailing.  Additional copies will be available. If you need to research your immunization record, and you are from Wisconsin, please go to  Students are required to submit completed forms prior to receiving room keys.

Personalizing Your Room: What to Bring and What Not to Bring

You are asked to bring the basics: bed linens for a standard twin bed, blankets, pillows, towels, hangers, cleaning supplies, a lamp for study, alarm clock, health essentials, and cooking essentials.  In addition, you may wish to personalize your room with plants, posters, and pictures from home (removable strip hooks or poster tack work well). Some students will also bring carpet pieces for the floor.  We suggest carpets no larger than 9'x12'.  Closet entry is an open space (46 1/2" width x 76" length) with a 1 1/4" diameter rod hanger.  You may want to bring a curtain with hooks to personalize your space.

Please do not bring microwaves, hotplates, fryers, toasters, toaster ovens, space heaters, air conditioners, halogen lights, candles, incense, firearms, or pets (except for fish). 

For a complete list: What to Bring to the Residence Halls.

Summer Housing

Summer housing is available to Alverno students who are taking summer classes.  You have the option of having your own room or a roommate, depending upon availability.  Students who do not attend classes, but work on campus during the summer, have the option to stay on campus.

Mailing Address

Alverno College
Resident's Full Name
3390 S. 43rd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53219
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