Applications to live in University Apartments are accepted at any time. Prospective residents may apply online through the My UW Housing portal. Prospective residents may apply as soon as they are interested in studying or working at UW-Madison. Students accepted for admission in the fall may move in during the summer without being enrolled for summer classes. Your application submission date will be used to establish your priority on the waiting list for an apartment.
Eligible applicants are offered apartments according to the priority category they belong to. Prioritization goes in this order for University Houses & Eagle Heights 200s – 900s: graduate students with Fellowships that give priority to Housing (family or single), student families, postdoctoral scholar families, single graduate students, single postdocs, other non-student families (academic staff, honorary associate fellows, faculty), other non-student singles. Harvey Street, Eagle Heights 101 – 109, and furnished apartments are only available to single graduate students.
The Leasing Office sends offers as much in advance of the date an apartment will become available as possible. On average, applicants are notified approximately 30-90 days prior to their occupancy desired date and the date an apartment will become available. If your plans change and you are no longer interested in an apartment, or if any other information (your email address, desired move-in date, apartment preferences, etc.) on your application changes, please login to the My UW Housing portal and update or cancel your application accordingly.