If you are currently a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison not living in University Housing, we encourage you to complete an application for Spring 2018 or Academic Year 2018-19.
How to live in the University Residence Halls
If you are a current UW student who does not currently live in the University Residence Halls, you can apply for a housing contract online beginning in mid-October. Contract offers for current UW students begin in mid-November and are sent to your @wisc.edu email address.
After receiving a contract offer, log into My UW Housing to select your room.
- Indicate your preference for a single room, request a roommate, search for a roommate on RoomSync, or plan to live with a group of friends.
- Apply to an International Learning Community (ILC) Language House.
From mid-November to mid-March, you can select a new room/hall by logging into My UW Housing. After selecting a new room/hall, you have 7 days to sign your housing contract and submit your deposit or the room will become available for other students to choose.
You can change your room assignment as many times as you like through mid-March. Beginning March 16th, if you want to change rooms, you need to visit the Assignment Office in the lower level of Slichter Hall.
Students can use RoomSync, a Facebook application, to search for other students interested in returning to live in the University Residence Halls. This can be accessed through My UW Housing.
Two students interested in becoming roommates should preference one another under the Roommate tab in My UW Housing. If you’re interested in living with a new first year or transfer student, you should complete the form provided when submitting your roommate request in My UW Housing.
Contracts for continuing UW students for Academic year 2018-19 will require a $300 deposit. Current UW-Madison students who have previously lived with University Housing are not subject to the $50 non-refundable contract fee. Review the cancellation policy in our 2018-19 contract that specifies what must be met to qualify for a cancellation and details of the forfeiture schedule, if applicable. Your fourth quarter bill will be reduced by the deposit you have made.
We understand you have many options to consider. We strongly recommend researching the various living options in Madison before making a final decision, including why thousands of University Housing residents decide to return each year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about how to return to the University Residence Halls? Check our frequently asked questions (FAQs) to see if your question has been answered already!