The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 1,700 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates twenty-one residence halls across the University of Wisconsin—Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,800 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage six dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.
University Housing is divided into five main departments: Dining & Culinary Services, Facilities, Residence Life, Residential Operations, and University Apartments. Whether we’re launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing’s goal to be, “The place where everyone wants to live.”
University Housing Departments
Conference and Event Services
Conference and Event Services welcome over 17,000 conference guests every year over the summer months to our campus. These adults and youth groups stay in our residence halls, enjoy campus dining services, and walk away with a real Wisconsin Experience regardless of their age or length of stay.
Dining & Culinary Services
Dining and Culinary Services has locations in six buildings throughout campus including dining markets, convenience stores, catering, and coffeehouses. Dining and Culinary Services provides affordable and innovative dining options to residents, guests, and staff.
Facilities – Residence Halls
Facilities focuses on housekeeping, mechanical maintenance, long-term infrastructure projects, and planning. University Residence Halls consists of 30 buildings containing approximately 2 million square feet and 37 acres of surrounding grounds. In addition to residential living spaces, the residence hall infrastructure supports many functions and programs requiring many types of spaces, such as classrooms, office space, dining rooms, commercial kitchens, marketplace areas, mechanical support spaces, and large meeting rooms.
Residence Life is part of the Division of University Housing of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a student service, the University residence halls provide quality living and learning environments and programs to over 7,800 undergraduate student residents. Residence Life is responsible for the student, staff, and programs that create an inclusive learning environment.
University Apartments staff provides on-campus housing, programs, and services for our residents, fostering the development of a residential community. The University Apartments staff provides these services to a community of approximately 3,000 residents in 1,247 apartments on 83 acres. University Apartments residents are primarily graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, academic staff, university staff, faculty, and their families. The community is comprised of three distinct neighborhoods, a community center, and a licensed childcare facility called Eagle's Wing.
The Supporting Cast
The University Housing Administrative departments provide residential accommodations, programs, and services to actively support the mission of the University; meet the needs of students, families, staff, and guests; and foster the development of residential communities.