University of Wisconsin–Madison
Vehicle headlights streak past Sellery Residence Hall at dusk

Sellery Residence Hall Renovation

May 2022 – August 2024

Sellery Residence Hall, which opened in 1963, is a two-tower structure that is home to 1,150 residents in double rooms. The building is planned to have a major renovation over a two-year span to improve the resident spaces and upgrade the facilities.

In the plans, a new connecting link would be built to connect the two towers of Sellery on all floors, including new elevators and new floor lounges in this central section. New, expanded bathrooms would be created on each resident floor. A new resident floor would be added to the top of building to compensate for resident rooms that will be displaced by the renovations. The first floor and basement levels would also see upgrades, with improved classroom, kitchen, and study spaces.

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems would be replaced, adding individual temperature controls in rooms and air conditioning throughout the building (including resident rooms). All windows would be replaced to make the building more energy-efficient.

Other updates planned in this project include updates to painting, flooring, and lighting throughout the resident floors and rooms.