University of Wisconsin–Madison
Students in a resident room in Kronshage Hall

Freshmen

Hall Preferences

Living in a residence hall is a slice of the college experience that you will remember for the rest of your life…no matter where you live on campus. With our 19 residence halls, including ten learning communities, we offer a variety of coed living options and room types to accommodate the various interests of students. Students with completed contracts can begin submitting their University Residence Hall preferences beginning on April 2, 2018 in My UW Housing.

Helpful Tips for Submitting Your Hall Preferences

The following tips can be useful as you rank your hall preferences in the My UW Housing portal:

  • Preferences can be updated until May 1, 2018. Be certain to hit submit to save your preference changes.
  • Two students wishing to become roommates must list their hall preferences in the exact same order and preference one another in My UW Housing.
  • Students interested in living in a Residential Learning Community should rank it #1. Learning Community Room Selection will take place in early May.
  • Rates and room types vary throughout the residence halls. Students interested in a particular room type should list all of the buildings with that particular room type at the top of their preference list. See our rates here.
  • Single rooms for freshman students are primarily available in Adams and Tripp. Students interested in a single room should preference these halls at the top of their list.

Items to note:

  • University Housing cannot guarantee placement in a particular building or room type.
  • University Housing hall assignments are not made on a first-come, first-serve basis due to rolling admissions at UW-Madison.
  • The Division will not discriminate in assignment to University Housing on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, national origin, or ancestry.

Deposit

Contracts for freshmen and transfers for Academic Year 2018-19 will require a $50 non-refundable contract fee in addition to a $250 deposit that is paid when the contract is signed. 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.