Terminating Your Lease

Residents are required to submit a Lease Termination form providing 90 days notice to terminate their University Apartments lease before the end of their lease. All leaseholders will need to sign the Lease Termination form. Residents planning to move out at the end of the lease year should also submit a Lease Termination Form. This allows University Apartments staff time to schedule cleaning, maintenance work, and the new availability date of the apartment.


Lease Termination forms should be turned in to the University Apartments Office at 611 Eagle Heights. Forms may be faxed to 608-265-5302, or scanned and emailed to the Leasing Coordinator at leasing@housing.wisc.edu. 90 days is calculated from the date the form is received at the University Apartments Office.

Security Deposit

The Security Deposit Refund Form allows University Apartments staff to return a security deposit to another person designated by the resident. This is useful if a resident is moving out of the United States or is unsure of their ability to cash a check from a US bank.

Rental References

An Authorization to Release Information Form must be on file with University Apartments before any rental reference information will be release to other rental companies, banks, or lenders.

Moving Out

Residents moving out of University Apartments must give a 90-day notice of their intent to terminate a lease. if this notice is given less then 90 days prior to moving out, rent will be one for 90 days from the date a Lease Termination Form is received by University Apartments Office. 

The University Apartments Move Out Guide contains helpful information regarding planning a move, cleaning your apartment, and check out options.