Students at Memorial Union Terrace during the summer

Summer Term Housing

Summer term housing in the UW-Madison University Residence Halls is available in Dejope and Phillips Residence Halls. If you complete a housing contract for summer term, you could be assigned to either of these residence halls. We would not release students from their summer term housing contract based on location.

Application, Eligibility, and Contract

To live in the UW-Madison University Residence Halls for summer term, you must be an admitted student, enrolled for at least one summer credit, and have a ten-digit campus ID number at UW-Madison. To apply for summer housing, simply fill out an application in My UW Housing. Housing contracts are offered based on the date of application.

If you do not see a summer application in My UW Housing, please contact us at for assistance.


wdt_ID Term Check-In Date Check Out Date
1 Interim to 4-week (available only to current residence hall students) May 9, 2021 --
2 Early 4-Week May 16, 2021 June 12, 2021
4 8-Week June 13, 2021 August 7, 2021
5 1st 4-Week June 13, 2021 July 10, 2021
6 2nd 4-Week July 11, 2021 August 7, 2021
7 Summer to Fall (available only to residents with a contract for next academic year) August 7, 2021 August 18, 2021 (transition to fall assignment)

^ Current Sellery residents who sign up for the interim session will move to their summer room on May 9, 2021 from 12:00 pm (noon) to 4:00 pm. All other residents who sign up for the interim session will move to their summer rooms on May 11, 2021 from 12:00 pm (noon) to 4:00 pm.

*Students who sign up for the early 4-week and the 8-week sessions will be charged $28 for the night between the two sessions (June 12, 2021).


wdt_ID Hall/Room Type Interim 4-Week 8-Week Summer to Fall 8weekterm
1 Single Room 196 756 1,540 588

Note: due to COVID-19 precautions only single rooms will be available for summer term housing.

Student Housing Handbook

All Summer Term residents are expected to abide by all policies and expectations in our Student Housing Handbook.


University Housing Dining & Culinary Services offers a variety of fresh, healthy, made-from-scratch options in a variety of locations across campus. All locations are cashless, so purchases may only be paid for with a credit card, debit card, or Wiscard. When paying with your Wiscard, you’ll receive a 5% discount on all purchases. Have a dietary need or food allergy? We have a registered dietitian on staff who can provide allergy-friendly menus.

Housing Student Employee Discount

If you will be a University Housing student employee in Summer 2021, you may be eligible for the employee housing discounted rate of $500. There are single rooms  available for the entire summer for University Housing student employees.

COVID-19 Vaccines at UW-Madison

As of Thursday, May 27, COVID-19 vaccine appointments transitioned from the Nicholas Recreation Center (The Nick) to the University Health Services (UHS) clinic on the sixth floor of 333 East Campus Mall. Appointments for vaccines are still recommended.

Internet & TV

UWNet Internet service is available in all rooms and common areas, including floor dens. High-definition cable TV service with a variety of channels is also available in rooms. To connect a TV, you will need a coaxial video cable. In addition, TV can be watched on an iOS or Android device on campus by downloading the Spectrum U app.

Note: individual student rooms are not equipped with a telephone or landline service.


You’ll have easy access to laundry facilities. All washers are high-efficiency for $2.50/load and dryers are free. Simply swipe your Wiscard on the scanner in the laundry room to activate a washing machine. Dryers are available for free.

Hall Desk

Each hall’s front desk is open at various hours in the summer to provide residents with information about Madison and campus. The front desk is also available to receive mail and packages and check out items such as laptops, games, movies, tools, and vacuums.


Residence Life Coordinators

Residence Life Coordinators are full-time professional staff members who are responsible for supervising House Fellows, promoting involvement and academic success, advising students who plan activities and events, administering disciplinary processes, assisting with problems, and coordinating liaison efforts between facilities, dining, and desk staff as well as other campus partners like the UW-Madison Police DepartmentUniversity Health Services (UHS), and more.

House Fellows

Similar to a Resident Advisor (RA), House Fellows are student staff members with whom you’ll have the most frequent contact. They are available to help answer questions, provide resources, solve problems, enforce UW-Madison and University Housing policies, and more. Look for information about your House Fellow posted in your residence hall and in-room guide when you arrive on campus.

Getting Your Wiscard

All registered students at UW-Madison are entitled to a Wiscard (the official UW-Madison photo ID). Your Wiscard allows you to get a summer bus pass and to access other campus services. For information on how to get your Wiscard, contact the Wiscard office.

Room Furnishings

Each resident is provided a bed, desk, desk chair, bookshelf, dresser, and closet space. Each room is provided with a small refrigerator, window coverings, wastebaskets, and a mirror. You should bring your own sheets and pillows. Mattress dimensions are 36″ x 80″. Please note that most rooms are set up for double occupancy, so there may be two sets of furniture in your room. We will not be removing any extra furniture.


UW-Madison Transportation Services, located in the WARF building, operates all campus parking and bicycle/pedestrian services. Due to limited availability, on-campus parking is very rarely granted to students. Most students find that getting around on campus without a car is easy to do, though.


The City of Madison’s Metro Transit offers a number of free bus routes on and around the UW-Madison campus. Anyone can ride these routes without paying a fare or showing an ID. In addition, students enrolled at UW-Madison can get a free summer bus pass good for free rides on all Madison Metro bus routes, allowing you to travel throughout the metro area. These passes are available through the Associated Students of Madison (ASM) Student Print Office located in the Student Activity Center on the third floor at 333 East Campus Mall. All you need to pick up your bus pass is your Wiscard.

  • Note: It may take a few days after you pick up your Wiscard for your records to show that you are eligible for a bus pass. You may also be delayed until the day your term begins.



The UW-Madison Police Department is available during emergencies by calling 911 or 608-264-COPS (2677).


A smoke detector is located in each resident room, hallway, and common area. If the fire alarms off, please proceed to the nearest exit in an orderly fashion.


  • Do not hold open residence hall exterior doors for strangers
  • Lock your door whenever leaving your room
  • If confronted by an individual with a weapon, give up your property immediately
  • Sign-up to receive WiscAlerts to get notifications when there is an emergency situation on campus



Broken windows, locks, or other urgent situations like malfunctioning elevators should be reported to your House Fellow or hall desk immediately.


Burnt out light bulbs, window screen replacement, fixes to furniture that is otherwise not causing a hazard, or problems with insects should be reported by submitting a Maintenance Request.

Smoke-Free Facilities

Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the University Residence Halls including student rooms and public areas such as dens, hallways, and bathrooms. Smoking is also prohibited outside within 25 feet of any University Residence Hall and/or dining facility.

Pardon Our Dust

During the summer, there will be some on-going facility improvement projects. There are a number of developments taking place across campus and we appreciate your understanding and patience as these important projects are completed.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What do I do if I want to live in the University Residence Halls for Summer Term?

Submit a summer housing application in My UW Housing (see above). If space allows, you will be sent a Housing contract offer. Please keep in mind this process is first come, first serve. If you complete your contract and submit your advance payment by your individual deadline you will be guaranteed a space for summer term. You will receive your room assignment prior to your arrival.

How much is my advance payment?

A $300 advance payment must be made at the time the University Residence Halls summer term contract is submitted electronically in My UW Housing.

If I am not satisfied with my summer assignment, am I able to request a room change?

No, Summer Term Housing residents are not able to request a room change.

I'm not sure where I want to live for the summer, and I'm considering living off-campus. I figured I better return a housing contract as a backup. Is that allowed?

Please wait until you have made your decision about where to live before you sign a housing contract. Our contract is a legally binding document, which means that we cannot release you to live off-campus. Please take time to consider your options before you make a commitment to live in the University Residence Halls.

Can I get out of the contract if I later decide I want to move off-campus?

No. The contract you are signing is a binding, legal document, so we do not release students to make other housing arrangements. You will be financially responsible for the terms of your contract for the summer term.

Will COVID-19 testing be required for summer 2021?

Students on campus who are not fully vaccinated must test once each week to maintain a green/building access granted Badger Badge. Testing site locations and schedules are posted on the COVID-19 Response site. If you were vaccinated off-campus but have not yet submitted the information to campus, you can upload your vaccination records at MyUHS. You may also be temporarily exempt from testing if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days.

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19 or come into close contact with the virus?

If you are living in summer term housing and test positive for COVID-19, you will be instructed to move to temporary isolation housing. If you are identified as having medium or high-risk exposure to a positive COVID-19 case, you will be instructed to move to temporary quarantine housing, unless you are already fully vaccinated.