Residence Life staff outside of Gordon Dining & Event Center

About Our Departments

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 500 career staff members and over 1,700 student staff members. 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 groups 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.”