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.
Care is the foundation of how we approach our work and how we treat others, including residents, guests, fellow employees, and campus partners.
Integrity is essential in building and maintaining the kind of relationships and services we envision. Integrity is apparent by our words and actions.
Stewardship is demonstrated through our commitment to care for the human, financial, and natural resources entrusted to us by our residents.
Creativity is encouraged so that we may engage and build upon the shared knowledge we have.
Optimism grounds our intentions and thinking to create an environment that focuses on opportunities and positive outcomes.
Excellence is our goal. We strive to leave places better than we found them. The quality of our work matters.
Respect for the dignity and diversity of people and ideas drives us to be inclusive in our thinking, our relationships, and our actions.