Adams Residence Hall

1520 Tripp Circle | Madison, WI 53706-1214 | Map
237 residents | Mixed coed floors | Single rooms and some large doubles with shared closets 

The historic Adams Residence Hall building was constructed in the 1920s and still remains one of the most attractive campus buildings thanks to its European-inspired architecture. Home to the International Learning Community (ILC) and nine Language Houses, Adams offers a multitude of opportunities that introduce residents to other world cultures through activities and programs. If you are considering a study abroad experience during your time on campus, joining the ILC is a great way to prepare.

Adams is located across the street from Carson's Market (one of six dining markets on campus), and a block away from Steenbock Library and many classroom buildings, which makes it a great location for all students. Sandwiched between Lake Mendota and Observatory Hill, there is also plenty of outdoors space to utilize for biking, running and tossing around a frisbee with floor mates. Comprised of mostly single rooms, Adams is a great option for students wishing to have their own space, but also be a part of a tight-knit community.

Building Features
Nearest Dining Facility (~walking time) Carson's Market (adjacent) 
Computer Lab On-Site Yes
UW-Madison Classroom Located in Building No
UW-Madison Academic Advising On-Site Yes
Carpeting Provided No
Hall Desk On-Site No (nearby in Carson's)
Air Conditioned Resident Rooms No
Higher Room Rate Yes
Bathrooms Shared By Floor
Single Room Costs (2017-18)*  $9,325.00

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  • Room Dimensions: ~14'3" x 9'3" to 16'4" x 9'7"
  • Recommended Carpet Size: 7' x 12'
  • Space Under Lofted Bed: Futon/loveseat up to 56" wide fits under bed
  • Lockable Drawer Dimensions: 32" x 18.75" x 3.5"
  • Mattress: 36" x 80"

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* This room cost total does not include any applicable learning community fees or housing food purchases. For additional information on any designated learning community fees and average food purchases, view the Rates for Academic Year 2017-18.

**Typical room dimensions shown. Rooms vary slightly.