Sandburg is the largest and oldest residence hall at UWM! It has four residential towers (North, East, South and West) and is connected by the 1st and 3rd floor common areas. It was constructed in two phases. The North, South and West Towers were built in 1970 and East Tower was built in 2001.
First year students can live in either North, South or West Towers and East Tower is all upperclassmen. North, South and West Towers are identical in floor layout and house lounges. Each floor contains eight suites numbered 10 through 80 which contains various room types and a shared bathroom. The three room types in Sandburg are single, double and triple. The combination of single, double and triple rooms in a suite will determine the amount of people living inside of that particular suite, but can range from 4 to 5 people. Each suite has its own bathroom so residents are only sharing a bathroom with their suitemates. You can view the various room diagrams and dimensions on our website. Each room has one cable hook up and an ethernet port per resident. It also has a bed frame, mattress, desk, chair, bookshelf, and trash can per resident. Finally, each resident also has their own closet organizing kit within their rooms.
East tower contains six apartment-style suites and a house lounge on each floor! Each suite has two single rooms and two double rooms, which houses a total of 6 people. Each suite has a full kitchen and bathroom. Similar to the traditional towers, each room has one cable hook up and an ethernet port per resident. It also has a bed frame, mattress, desk, chair, bookshelf, and trash can per resident.
Sandburg Residence Hall is home to 2800 students and has numerous building amenities! On the first floor there is a fitness room, Flicks movie theater, Palm Gardens, Restor, Grind and Service Desk. The third floor holds a cafeteria, channel study lounge and computer lab. In the basement of north and east tower there are laundry facilities.
Living in Sandburg my first two years was an amazing experience! With 2800 students, there is almost always an event or activity going on!