After-hours University Housing assistance.
Conference and Event Services
Mail and Packages
Your address is: Your Name | Room # | 1200 Observatory Drive | Madison, WI 53706-1212
Your mailbox has the same number as your guest room and your room key will open it. Any packages delivered for you will be logged and kept at the Hall Desk until you are able to retrieve it. You will receive an email stating that you have something to pick up.
Ice and Vending
Ice and ice containers are located on the lower level, adjacent to the vending machines. A variety of snacks and beverages are available for purchase.
Washing machines/dryers located across from Main Lounge.
The cost of laundry is included in your room fee. Washers and Dryers can be activated at the Laundry Alert panel near the entrance. Small boxes of high-efficiency soap are sold at the Flamingo Run convenience store if needed.
Waste, Recycling, & Energy Consumption
Help us recycle and minimize energy during your stay. Waste and recycling containers indicate what items to place in each bin. If you need your waste collected, please place knotted waste bags outside your room by 8 a.m. Additional liners are found in your waste containers and can be requested at the front desk. To conserve energy, turn off lights and electronic devices when you’re not in the room.
Bathrooms: Shared By Floor wing
Single Use Bathrooms: Yes (one in each of the following areas: Liz’s Market, Main Lounge Area, Lobby, Johnson and Hanning Houses)
Air Conditioning: Window units
West of Main Lounge
Music Practice Room
For Adult groups: Servicing of your room is by request only. Please fill out this form to request either full room service or towel refresh only, prior to 8am on the day(s) you need service. Room servicing is not conducted on Sundays. Please remember that as Wisconsin state employees, we are not allowed to accept tips or gifts.
For Youth groups or groups without servicing options: Please contact your front desk for room needs.
For groups providing a meal plan within University Housing dining, your barcoded meal device provides access to the dining area. General serving times and menus are available at the hall desk, dining facility, and online. All-you-care-to-eat service is available with a credit card at Four Lakes Market. No carry-in food or beverages are allowed.
Located on the first floor of Dejope Residence Hall or on the first floor of Gordon Dining and Events Center, Flamingo Run is a retail store, open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the summer, selling various convenience items for cash or credit card purchases.
Bean and Creamery
Located on the first floor of Dejope Residence Hall, the Bean and Creamery offers coffee, other beverages, and ice cream for purchase, open during the summer from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Located on the first floor of Smith Residence Hall, this location offers coffee and other regular Starbucks items for purchase, open during the summer from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.