2 UWM Dorms Open Vacant Beds To MATC Students

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A limited number of empty beds in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's two newest residence halls soon will be occupied by Milwaukee Area Technical College students.

RiverView Residence Hall and Cambridge Commons, on opposite banks of the Milwaukee River just off E. North Ave., each are about 90% filled with UWM students, university officials said this week.

Initially, fewer than 30 MATC students will be offered beds in each of the residence halls, said Kelly Haag, director of university housing for UWM.

It's win-win for both schools, officials said. UWM fills empty beds, generating revenue, and MATC students interested in living among other students in a dorm setting now have that option if they meet eligibility guidelines.

Both RiverView and Cambridge Commons were built by the UWM Real Estate Foundation without taxpayer dollars to address a critical shortage of university-operated student housing. The new dorms boosted UWM's total number of available beds to 3,900, including the four towers of Sandburg Hall on the main campus, Purin Hall just off campus and Kenilworth Square for upperclassmen about two miles from campus on Kenilworth Place.

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