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Sellery Hall

Sellery Hall
821 W. Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706-1798

1,152 residents; Mixed coed floors. Double rooms.

Home to:
Creative Arts and Design Learning Community (CADLC)
Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community (ERLC)

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Welcome to Sellery Hall

821 W Johnson - 576 Rooms - 1,152 Friends

Living in Sellery Hall means living in the heart of campus. Living in Sellery Hall also means being actively involved in experiences at the heart of your first and second years at UW-Madison. Sellery focuses on providing the services and resources to make your experience on campus a successful one. We have tons of staff and resources available, but it is YOU who will make Sellery Hall a place that is caring, safe, inclusive, and respectful of each of its members. How soon can you get here and get started? We're ready for you!

  • Sellery Hall has 10 different UW-Madison courses which meet right downstairs from your room, in our first-floor classroom. Courses cover popular subjects, including English, political science, sociology and more.
  • Sellery Hall Association (SHA) is a group of involvement opportunities designed to help you meet friends and start building your collegiate resume. You can do anything from participating in our Alternative Spring Breaks to creating movie nights for the hall to taking part in discussions about politics, pop culture, or great books.
  • We have our very own academic advisors right on the first floor. The Cross-College Advising Office staff can help you with course selection, choosing a major, degree requirements, studying abroad, dropping/adding courses, and research opportunities.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Located in Sellery Hall, the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) residential learning community is a stimulating environment, where motivated women interested in science, technology, engineering, or math make strong academic and personal connections with each other as well as UW–Madison staff and faculty who share their interests. As a WISE resident, you will benefit from having a personal academic and social network within the setting of a large research university. WISE participants often develop mentoring relationships with faculty members and Madison-area professionals as well as meaningful friendships with each other.

What's great about being WISE?

  • WISE women are leaders at a Big 10 Research 1 University.
  • The feeling of mutual respect between peers makes finding friends and group study easier.
  • The weekly seminar is a great opportunity to explore interesting topics. All WISE residents are expected to enroll in the WISE seminar.
  • A variety of fun events, such as the science of chocolate, behind-the-scenes industry tours, theater and concert performances, and travel to Minneapolis, Chicago, and Milwaukee for unique experiences in culture and science.

Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community (ERLC)

Dream Big

The Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community (ERLC) has 64 residents living in Sellery Hall.

The ERLC's mission is to teach students to put their ideas into action through the entrepreneurial process. Whether you are undecided, or thinking of majoring in art history, engineering, business, or something else the ERLC can benefit you by teaching the entrepreneurial process of:

  • Imagining and assessing opportunities
  • Harnessing key resources to make real your ideas (people, funds, structure)
  • Learning from doing (tactics and goals)
  • Creating new sources of value (profit/nonprofit, private/social good)

Faculty and staff from across campus provide leadership for the ERLC. Professor Chad Navis, from the Wisconsin School of Business, is the Faculty Director. All ERLC residents are asked to enroll in the 3-credit, MHR Course Entrepreneurship and Society which fulfills general education requirements, counts towards the Undergraduate Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship and provides students with access to faculty and community members on a personal basis. The ERLC class is taught in Sellery Hall.

What else does ERLC do?

  • The ERLC has fun! With a floor full of interesting people representing 10 different states and 4 different countries - meeting new friends is a breeze.
  • The ERLC hosts monthly dinners with area entrepreneurs and business leaders, providing a forum for making connections and learning from others willing to share their experiences and guidance.
  • Using funds allocated within the ERLC to assist students in creating their own ventures, the ERLC has sponsored plans for a social photography business, an environmentally friendly t-shirt company, a landscape design firm, and two UW-Madison student organizations. Bring your own ideas and we'll be here to help!
  • The ERLC offers residents the opportunity to assist UW-Madison professors with cutting edge research - something few first-year students get the chance to do.
  • The ERLC extends beyond campus. Students have traveled to Chicago to talk with University of Wisconsin alumni, attend a Second City performance, and shop a little too. Visits to local Madison companies are frequent as well.

Creative Arts and Design Learning Community

The CADLC encourages students who are passionate about dance, theatre, art, literature, film, fashion, music, design, engineering and computer science, to augment their core curricular studies through experimentation and collaboration.  Students will gain valuable experiences through ongoing seminars and special projects, related to entrepreneurship, self-marketing through digital media, curation of original works, studio production for both film and music, and graphic and web design. These are but a taste of the kind of offerings that will greatly benefit students as they begin to articulate their future studies and career paths.

Core disciplines for the CADLC are the following:

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Communication Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Design Studies
  • Engineering
  • Film Studies
  • First Wave (Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives)
  • Music
  • Theatre & Drama