Why do the University Residence Halls have Expanded Housing?
We want to offer housing to as many students as possible, particularly students who are new to the UW-Madison campus. This is why we “expand” our capacity to offer more contracts to students enabling them to be part of the on-campus experience. Expanded Housing space is something that we carefully plan for every year.
Who can be Assigned to Expanded Housing?
Any student who signs a contract to live in the University Residence Halls can initially be assigned to a space in Expanded Housing.
Where are Expanded Housing Spaces Located?
Anywhere from 2-4 Badgers may be assigned to a den or lounge in various University Residence Halls depending on the size of the space.
How Long are Students Typically in Expanded Housing?
Students initially assigned to Expanded Housing can be there for as little as a couple days to as long as the first semester.
What are the Amenities in Expanded Housing?
All the same amenities and furnishings available to students in permanent assignments are available to students assigned to Expanded Housing. Students living in hall dens will be provided keys to the lockable door. Only students assigned to the den will have access to the space. The temporary den furniture consists of a spacious three-drawer lockable dresser (bring your own lock), a closet bar, work surface and chair, personal bulletin board, bookshelf (including a shelf light underneath), and a bed.
What social and academic resources are available in Expanded Housing?
Residents living in Expanded Housing can and should utilize all the same resources available to any student living in University Housing. You will have a House Fellow within your community to help with questions. Whether learning your way around campus or attending one of the Wisconsin Welcome events together, there are numerous ways to get involved.
Additionally, academic tutoring services are located in a number of locations across campus. Spring residence hall class sections will also be available to all expanded housing residents once you are assigned permanently. Our staff is ready to direct you to a variety of resources to enhance your academic success.