Panorama of the Lakeshore neighborhood

About Us

Built for your success. Everything we do in University Housing is to ensure the success of our residents, guests, customers, and employees in their experience on this campus and beyond. Whether we’re launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, inviting a new summer youth camp, cleaning our facilities, or training our staff on new work skills, it’s all done to serve you and to support the mission of UW-Madison.

We operate 21 residence halls across the UW-Madison campus, providing a home to about 8,000 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities serving about 2,000 graduate students, students with families, postdoctoral researchers, academic staff, university staff, and faculty. In addition, we manage seven dining locations around campus and provide housing throughout the summer for conference groups and youth camps.

As a division reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, our role is to enhance the University of Wisconsin–Madison experience. Students at UW-Madison are not required to live on campus, so we are constantly striving to provide the best service and environment at reasonable rates, and we are proud to be the choice of thousands of Badgers every year.

Private, off-campus housing is managed separately by the office of Campus Area Housing.

"University Housing has allowed me to connect and immerse myself into the community. It opened me up to and educated me on the opportunities the university provides."

Nicole M.