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Living on Campus

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 first year students are housed in Austin Hall in a double room on Meal Plan One. 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. 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. Clare Hall is a more mature environment designed for upper-level students. 

Housing Contract Process

Weekday students can complete the housing contract either online or via a pdf version, which you can print off and mail to the address listed on the contract.

Link to the Online 2016-2017 Housing Contract

2016-2017 Housing Contract(pdf)

Alverno on the Weekend and Graduate students must print and mail the pdf version of the housing contract.

2015-2016 Weekend Housing Contract (pdf)

Your housing contract will be processed once we receive the completed contract and your $100 housing deposit. For new students, room assignments will be made on a periodic basis.

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 Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 10 a.m.-4 p.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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