SOAR Housing Reservations

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Complete the online registration and booking process to reserve your room or rooms today.

In order to sign up for SOAR room accommodations with University Housing, you will need your student NetID and SOAR session reservation.

When you log in please use the “UWMADISON – Student SSO Login” button at the bottom of the login screen. The student must register for SOAR Housing with their NetID and Password.

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Reservation Policy

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Attention: We are unable to accommodate walk-ins or reservations made less than 24 hours in advance.

To secure a residence hall room with University Housing, please complete the online reservation and booking process. You will need to know your SOAR session dates before completing reservation in our online portal.

Students will use their NetID in order to sign up for accommodations with University Housing, please have this information available to login to the portal. Students will select a room type (single, double, triple). Room rates include a twin bed per occupant, breakfast each morning and linens.  

Reservation Changes

If you would like to change your dates or cancel your housing for an existing reservation prior to the cancelation deadline, you may do so by logging back into the online reservation system. Select the Cancel Existing Reservation link in the online registration portal. You may then rebook another reservation housing option.

Edits may not be made online after the cancelation deadline, and you may be charged a cancelation fee after the deadline.

If you have questions, please contact the University Housing Conference Services at 608-262-5576 or

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Why am I having trouble logging in?

Our system currently requires you to use your UW-Madison student NetID to identify you and link your student account information with our room reservation portal.

If you attempt to create your own account or use the sign-in fields for the reservation portal you will be prompted to log-out and sign-in using the red “UWMadison Student SSO Login” button at the bottom of the Login screen.

If you need help remembering your NetID or password please consult NetID login service.

What if I only want to stay for one night?

Please be sure to select your check-in and check-out dates in the date selection tool before choosing a room to ensure your stay is for the number of nights you require.

To accommodate out-of-state and those traveling far distances our rooms are available for early check-in and late departure dates. You may select the available date ranges that work with your travel plans. If you intend to only stay for one evening, you may do so during the room selection process.

Do I need to know my SOAR session before booking a room?

Yes. You will need your CFYE SOAR dates that you registered for before booking your room.

Our Housing room reservation sessions are modeled on the SOAR session dates. Please be sure to select the same block number and dates as your CFYE SOAR session for your room reservation.

Where do I purchase long-term parking?

If you plan to drive to campus, you should have indicated a need for a parking space during the CFYE SOAR reservation process. If you requested parking, your gate code and parking instructions will be enclosed in your CFYE confirmation packet.

Summer SOAR guests without reserved parking: If you did not reserve a parking space and anticipate needing to park on campus, a list of available lots with real-time vacant stall counts can be found on Visitor Parking Availability website or (click Public Parking box to see lot locations and availability). Parking costs $15 a day; you can pull a ticket when you enter the lot and pay when you leave.

Roommates & Families

Similar to a hotel, students will select an occupancy room that matches their need (single, double or triple). The occupancy is the limit of people that can stay in the room overnight. Double occupancy spaces include two twin size beds. Triple occupancy spaces include a twin size bed and twin size bunk beds. View detailed descriptions and photos of  Lowell Center room types.


If students would like to room together, one student will need to register for the room, and thus be billed for it. The other student would be listed as a guest in the room. 


Family members, guests, and siblings may also stay in the residence hall as well during SOAR. During the student room selection process, once the student selects a double or triple, they will be prompted to enter the name(s) of the family member/guest to complete registration.

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Can my parent or guest stay with me in my room?

Yes. During the reservation process, in the first drop-down menu select the rooming option that indicates one guest will be staying with you in your room.

Select your room and you will be prompted to provide your guest’s name, contact information, and email address in the checkout process.

Can I room with another incoming student that I already know?

Yes, you can room with another student that you already know. One of you will need to make the reservation and select either a double or triple. They system will then ask for the other student’s name. The student that reserves the space will be the one that is billed for the room.

We suggest working together to figure out how to split payment outside the system.


SOAR Housing fees will be applied to your student fall tuition and housing account balance and can be viewed in MyUW once posted this fall.

If you qualify for financial assistance, your SOAR fees and Housing room may be waived, which would be reflected at check-out during the online reservation process. If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

If you have questions regarding your SOAR housing stay feel free to contact University Housing.

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To cancel an existing University Housing reservation entirely, please select the Cancel Existing Reservation link in the online registration portal after logging in with you NetID.

If you need to make adjustments to your stay, you will first need to cancel your reservation. If you need to rebook your Housing stay for a different SOAR session, you will need to create a new booking reservation with your new dates dependent on open room availability in the registration portal.

If you need further assistance regarding your residence hall accommodations, please contact the University Housing Conference Services Office Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (CST) at or 608-262-5576.

Cancelation Fees

A cancelation fee of one night stay will be assessed if your reservation is canceled after the deadline or you elect not to check-in at all. Reservations must be cancelled within 48 hours prior to check-in to avoid being charged a one-night penalty.

Contact University Housing Conference Services Office at with any questions regarding cancelations.

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