Housing and Meals

A representative from International Affairs will contact exchange students with information about on-campus accommodation after the student has been admitted. Exchange students are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan. No exceptions. Students must submit a $225 housing deposit to complete the housing application.

Residence Halls

UIW's Residence Life and Housing creates a safe and inclusive community, provides supportive services, and cultivates holistic growth through the UIW Mission. We would like your stay in the campus residence halls to compliment your total educational experience. There are a number of campus housing options available. Interested in seeing what your future home may look like? Visit our online video tours of our halls! Learn more about the amenities, style, and an inside look of your part of the Nest! View online video tours of each hall.


We encourage our exchange student population to live in Intercultural House (I-House), the newest Living and Learning Community at UIW. Sponsored in conjunction with International Student and Scholar Services and Residence Life and Housing Operations, I-House develops a global community for students around the globe.

I-House's community is located in the Township Apartments with room for 14 international/exchange students per year.

I-House applications close July 1, 2023 for the 2023-24 school year. Interested students will need to complete a Housing application with Residence Life and the I-House application (after being accepted to UIW's Incoming Exchange program). Follow I-House on Instagram: @uiwihouse.

Meal Plans

All exchange students are required to purchase a meal plan (Plans: Platinum, Gold, Bronze, Silver and Bronze). Meal plan options will be dependent on the building of residence. Our Campus Dining Services can accommodate your special dietary requirements (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, etc.). For more information, please visit Sodexo’s UIW website.

  • Platinum: $2,700+tax per semester (17 meals per week plus $570 DD per semester)
  • Gold: $2,600+tax per semester (16 meals per week plus $520 DD per semester)
  • Silver: $2,440+tax per semester (12 meals per week plus $685 DD per semester)
  • Bronze: $2,230+tax per semester (8 meals per week plus $875 DD per semester)

Board meals can only be utilized at the Student Engagement Center (SEC) cafeteria. Dining Dollars (DD) may be utilized at all on-campus locations.

View 2023-2024 Housing and Meal Plan Rates (pdf)

Housing Application Tutorial

View this video in Spanish