Students at Memorial Union Terrace during the summer

Summer Term Housing


wdt_ID Term Check-In Date Check Out Date
1 Interim Term (available only to current residence hall students) May 12 --
2 Early 4-Week Term May 19 June 15
3 3-Week Term May 26 June 15
4 1st 4-Week Term June 16 July 13
5 2nd 4-Week Term July 14 August 10
6 8-Week Term June 16 August 10
7 Summer to Fall (available only to residents with a contract for next academic year) August 10 Fall Opening


wdt_ID Hall/Room Type Interim Term (4-week) Interim Term (3-week) 3-Week Term 4-Week Term 8-Week Term
1 Single Room $175 $350 $500 $675 $1,375
2 Double Room $147 $294 $420 $567 $1,155


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.

Internet & TV

UWNet Internet service is available in all Kronshage 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 or on a computer via the Digital Academic Television Network (DATN).

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

Computer Labs

A Technology Learning Center (TLC) computer lab is available in the lower level of Showerman House. In addition, campus computer labs (also called InfoLabs) are available in Steenbock Library nearby and throughout campus. Windows and Mac computers are available, as is printing (color and black & white), equipment checkout, and more.


Conveniently located laundry rooms in the lower level of Conover and Showerman Houses provide high efficiency washing for $2.50/load. Simply swipe your Wiscard on the scanner in the laundry room to activate a washing machine. Dryers are available for free.

Hall Desk

Kronshage’s front desk, located in the lower level of Frank Holt Center, is open 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 checkout items such as laptops, games, movies, tools, and vacuums.


Incoming mail will be placed in mailboxes located at Frank Holt Center and is accessible with your room key. Packages will be available at your hall desk, but the desk cannot hold packages for you prior to your move-in date.


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. To get your Wiscard, you must present a form of identification (e.g. a valid driver’s license or passport). Newly admitted students may receive their initial card at no cost upon verification of enrollment by Wiscard office staff. Lost, stolen or misplaced cards will be replaced at a non-refundable cost of $25 per card.

Room Furnishings

Each resident is provided a bed, mattress pad, desk, desk chair, bookshelf, dresser, and closet space. Each room is provided with a small refrigerator, window coverings, wastebaskets, and mirror. You should bring your own sheets and pillows. Mattress dimensions are 36″ x 80″.


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