Housing tour in the Lakeshore neighborhood

Residence Hall Tours

Prospective Student Tours

University Housing offers guided in-person tours for prospective future UW-Madison students and their guests.

To take a tour, log in and register at the UW-Madison Office of Admissions & Recruitment’s Visit Bucky page.

University Housing Ambassadors – current UW students – will be your guide, leading you through the Lakeshore neighborhood to see a common first-year student room. Next, tour groups will explore the Four Lakes Market, located on the shore of Lake Mendota. Along the way, your University Housing Ambassador will talk about all the resources University Housing has to offer new Badgers, such as our:

University Housing is dedicated to being the place where everyone wants to live – and we would love to show you why.

Schedule

Tours are available Monday through Friday at varying times. Visit the online tour schedule for a complete listing of available times during your visit. All tours are approximately 45 minutes and begin at the Carson Gulley Center, at 1515 Tripp Circle.

Registration

Prospective students and their guests must register for tours in advance.

Schedule a Tour

Parking

Parking around Slichter Hall is extremely limited. Tour participants are encouraged to make parking arrangements ahead of time. For parking information, please visit the Department of Transportation Services.

SOAR Tours

During the summer, incoming admitted students and their guests attending Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) can come to drop-in guided tours of selected sample resident rooms in several representative residence halls.

Details on Summer 2023 SOAR residence hall tours will be posted in May 2023.

Please note: We are not able to offer SOAR tours of other buildings or rooms, due to summer conference participants staying in most of our residence halls and renovation projects. The tour rooms offered represent many of our most common room types and building styles, to give a sense of what students can expect for their living space.

Tour Video

Join UW-Madison University Housing Ambassadors Dexter and Suzy as they take you on a #LiveWithBucky Tour of the University Residence Halls and the Lakeshore Neighborhood in winter. See inside a room, check out amenities in our residence halls, and learn about all the services we offer that are built for your success.

Virtual Tours

A few representative samples of various room types and dining facilities in University Residence Halls are below. Check out additional virtual tours on individual residence hall and dining location pages. In addition, Campus & Visitor Relations offers a campus virtual tour of UW-Madison.