Parents & Families

Parents and families

Planning for Next Year

We encourage you and your student to investigate all your options for living next year, including returning to the University Residence Halls. During this process, students can reserve their same room before others are allowed to select it, explore new roommate options with RoomSync, a Facebook matching application, or submit a group assignment request form if they are interested in living with a group of friends. Above all else, please take your time in making a decision, and be sure to take a look at why thousands of University Housing residents decide to return each year.


During the third week of September, the second quarter Housing bill will be e-mailed to the student’s UW-Madison e-mail address. Payment is due by Monday, October 19, 2015.

Students have the option to authorize their parents or another third party to pay their housing bills. Visit our Billing & Rates page for more information about UW Housing quarterly bills and student food accounts.

Make a Payment

Family Weekend

The UW-Madison Parent Program hosts this year's Family Weekend October 9-11. Families members of all ages are invited to visit campus and take part in a weekend full of fun activities. As part of the fun, University Housing will be sponsoring an outdoor movie night, a sibling event, cooking demonstrations, and a panel on second-year housing decisions. Register through the Parent Program website today!

Email Updates for Parents

Students have the opportunity to enter an email address for a parent/guardian to receive general updates and information from the University Residence Halls. Students log in to My UW Housing and then click on the "Verify" tab to add or edit email contacts. For any email addresses entered, be sure the email user adds to their list of contacts so messages can be received.

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