New to UW-Madison – Not College: Live in University Residence Halls!
As a transfer student, you may already be familiar with college life, but your transition to UW-Madison is a vital new opportunity to connect with fellow students and all that your new campus has to offer. University Residence Halls provide the best way to make those connections as you live among new friends and enjoy the conveniences and resources of life on campus.
University Residence Halls can help you find your place in a large university, adjust to new class sizes and instruction methods, and find resources around campus.
Where You Can Live
University Residence Halls offer convenient on-campus housing options for transfers, many of whom are sophomores, juniors, and seniors looking for an experience that fits this stage of their college career. Some transfer students request double rooms with a roommate, while others request a single room for privacy within a community. Transfer and continuing students can live in almost all of our wide variety of residence halls.
For those who want to live among other transfer students, Transfer House in Tripp Residence Hall is another great option. Located along the scenic Lakeshore Path, Transfer House offers single rooms and strong support for non-freshmen seeking social connections and academic resources.
Benefits of Living On-Campus
Transfer students in University Residence Halls enjoy all of the same convenient benefits of on-campus living, including:
- Dining – Residents enjoy a wide variety of food options at several marketplace dining locations
- Academics – Residents at all levels are shown to get better grades, benefitting from advising, tutoring, technology, and workshops in the residence halls
- Programs and Activities – Residents have many opportunities to participate in fun activities, attend social events, and get involved in their community
- Safety – Residents are protected by many security measures in the halls and around campus
- Location – Residents can choose from a variety of halls located in the lakeshore or southeast neighborhoods, close to classes, libraries, and recreational facilities