Update for 2022-23
UW-Madison will again have a robust incoming class of first-year students this fall, similar to high levels at many of our peer flagship universities. With that high enrollment comes high demand for living on campus. Due to the high demand, we are not able to offer residence hall space to incoming transfer students for the 2022-23 academic year. If you are looking for housing in the UW-Madison area for 2022-23, please visit the Campus Area Housing site to search nearby off-campus housing.
Tripp Residence Hall | 21 residents
Coed by floor | Single rooms and some large double rooms with shared closets
Tripp Residence Hall welcomes transfer students into a community specifically designated for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are new to UW–Madison but not to college.
The community provides strong support for students who are seeking social connections and academic resources suitable for non-freshmen. It was founded based on feedback from transfer students who were concerned with things like meeting other students who have not yet found their friend “circle,” adjusting to new class sizes and instruction methods, and becoming knowledgeable about necessary resources around campus.
You’ll find programming within Transfer House designed specifically for students who are both new to the UW–Madison campus, and farther along in their college career, with topics like:
- All About Madison
- Getting Around Madison
- Resume Workshop
- Job/Internship Searching Strategies
The Transfer House is comprised of part of Tripp Residence Hall, with a total of 21 residents.
During your transition to UW–Madison, the staff will work to help you meet your academic and social needs.
The House Fellows in this community and the rest of the residence life staff are there to serve as a trained resource to help you develop your community of friends and colleagues.
Live with students like yourself—new to Madison but not to college. Start here—we’re waiting for you!
Benefits of Transfer House
Surveys of UW–Madison transfer students have found that Transfer House residents were more likely than students living in regular housing or off campus to:
- Participate in student organization events
- Participate in student groups or sessions outside of class
- Feel that the university provided the support that they needed to succeed academically
- Find it easier to make friends on campus who support and understand them as transfer students
How to Join
Transfer students are offered a contract for the University Residence Halls using the information provided to UW-Madison’s Office of Admissions & Recruitment as long as space remains available. If you are interested in living in University Housing please email our office for more information at assignMe@housing.wisc.edu after you are admitted to UW-Madison.
Other Options for Transfers
If you don’t think Transfer House is right for you, there may be other options for transfer students within University Residence Halls, if space is available. Learn about the other choices and benefits of living on-campus as a transfer.
I didn’t know anyone when I came to UW- Madison. Transfer house helped me make friends through floor events and dinners. It’s a great place for all transfer students to live.CHRISTINE TUINEGNA, Transfer House Resident