Exterior view of Adams Hall

Adams Residence Hall

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International Learning Community (ILC)

(part of Adams Residence Hall)

Discover global cultures and international studies, including nine immersive language houses.
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Room Types

Single

  • Features: closet, bed, dresser, bookcase, desk, desk chair, refrigerator
  • Typical Dimensions: 13′ 8″ x 9′ 10″
  • Recommended Carpet Size: 7′ x 12′

 

Note: this room was photographed before all rooms in Adams had their furniture updated.

Double

  • Rooms: 204 La Follette, 205 La Follette, 210 Winslow, 305 Ochsner, 405 Ochsner
  • Features: closet, two beds, two dressers, two bookcases, two desks, two desk chairs, refrigerator
  • Recommended Carpet Size: 7′ x 12′

 

Note: this room was photographed before all rooms in Adams had their furniture updated.

*Measurements

*Note: rooms in some residence halls have mixed furniture. Measurements and dimensions may vary. Due to the variety of residence halls, rooms, furniture, closets, etc. in University Housing, we are unable to provide measurements for all possible situations and items. If the measurement you’re looking for isn’t shown on our website, we are unable to provide it at this time. Measurements for all residence halls can be found on our furnishings page.

Residence Halls Furniture Measurements

Residence Halls Miscellaneous Measurements

Residence Halls Lofting Measurements

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Rates

The projected annual rates listed below are per resident and include housing during fall and spring breaks (winter break housing is available for an additional fee). Most new residents are assigned to a double room. Costs are billed by semester, combined with the tuition bill. Students select from one of three dining plan options based on their eating habits and how much they plan to dine on campus. For a full listing of residence hall rates and what is included, visit our Billing & Rates page.

Note: total costs of UW-Madison University Residence Halls room and dining plan rates can be calculated by:

wdt_ID Dining Plan 2022-23 Dining Plan Rate / Semester 2022-23 Dining Plan Rate / Academic Year
1 Go10 1,900 3,800
2 Go14 2,150 4,300
3 GoUnlimited 2,700 5,400

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Heating & Cooling

Heating

Adams/Tripp thermostatIn Adams, hot water is pumped through convectors located near windows in resident rooms and common spaces for heat. A thermostat that controls the heat in resident rooms is located on the wall and can be set from 65 – 75 °F, with the dial’s middle setting being 70° F (see photo). Turn the dial right (clockwise) to decrease heat and left (counterclockwise) to increase heat.

Cooling

In Adams, air-conditioning is only provided in common areas such as dens, lounges, and kitchens. Window unit air-conditioners are provided in resident rooms for medical needs only. Air conditioners have separate digital or turn knob controls for fan speed and cooler/warmer air.

Tips

  • Try small adjustments first to avoid overheating/cooling
  • Do not push furniture, bedding, or belongings against convectors as this could block airflow
  • When in your room during the heating season, open curtains and blinds during the day to allow the sun to warm the room naturally and prevent air from being trapped against the window, and close them at night to decrease drafts — during the cooling season, do the reverse
  • Keep doors and windows closed when the heat or air conditioning is on
  • Consider using blankets and sweaters instead of turning up the heat
  • When possible, keep the room door open to promote air movement and introduce fresh air
  • Take wet clothing or towels to a laundry room to be washed/dried ASAP to reduce moisture
  • Run a fan to help circulate air
  • Fish tanks, plants, humidifiers, and diffusers can contribute to humidity/moisture levels in your room

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Adams Professional Staff

Olivia Perkins

Position title: Residence Life Assistant Director

Pramod Sathyanarayana

Position title: Assistant Residence Life Coordinator

Chaz Schwandt

Position title: Residence Life Coordinator