University Housing now offering On-Campus Apartments to University Staff in its Eagle Heights & University Houses Neighborhoods

Exterior photo of a building in The 100s at Eagle Heights

Choose a two-bedroom furnished or non-furnished apartment in Eagle Heights and receive your 1st month’s rent for free when you sign a lease that begins before Oct. 1  

University Apartments, located on the northwest edge of UW-Madison’s campus, is now opening availability of apartments in its Eagle Heights and University Houses neighborhoods to UW-Madison University Staff for the 2020-21 year. In addition, they are running a special promotion on Eagle Heights two-bedroom apartments (furnished or non-furnished), sign a lease that begins before October 1 for one of these units and receive the first month’s rent for free. *

In the past, apartments in Eagle Heights and University Houses, managed by the Division of University Housing, were only offered to UW-Madison graduate students, students with families, PhD researchers, academic staff, and faculty. However, demand for on-campus housing for all staff has increased, especially this year due to COVID-19. “We have heard this request from the campus community and have expanded our leasing eligibility to help meet the need,” says Jeff Novak, Director of University Housing. “With options in these two neighborhoods available, we hope to provide University Staff with a variety of choices to meet whatever they may need.”

University Apartments offers beautiful, natural surroundings with easy access to campus via the 80 and 84 bus routes. Amenities included in apartments include appliances (standard sized refrigerator, combination stove/oven), utilities (water, heat, high-speed internet, cable tv), one parking space (additional space available for a monthly fee), access to and cost of on-site laundry facilities, onsite/on call maintenance staff, storage locker with padlock, energy efficient windows, and pull down shades. To view photos of apartments, see a full list of provided furniture in furnished Eagle Heights apartments, or to take a virtual tours of either neighborhood, visit and select the neighborhood you would like to explore.

To apply to live at Eagle Heights or University Houses, visit and apply online or print a paper application, which can be sent by email ( or fax (608-265-5302).

*All new applicants who sign a lease for a two-bedroom Eagle Heights apartment between September 1 and September 30, 2020 that have a lease start date before October 1, 2020 will receive a one-time full month rent credit. Applicant is responsible for paying the $300 security deposit prior to moving in and the applicant/tenant must reside in their originally assigned apartment a minimum of six months. If the applicant/tenant transfers apartments or terminates their lease prior to six months from their move-in date, the applicant/tenant will be expected to repay the full month rent credit that was previously applied.