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:
- Dining and Culinary Services
- Student and professional staff members for resident support
- Student employment opportunities
- Hall and campus involvement opportunities
- Residential Learning Communities and Affinity Communities
- Academic programs and University Housing tutors
- And much more!
University Housing is dedicated to being the place where everyone wants to live – and we would love to show you why.
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.
Prospective students and their guests must register for tours in advance.
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.
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.
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.
Gordon Avenue Market opened on the first floor of the Gordon Dining & Event Center in 2012. It is the main dining facility in the Southeast Neighborhood, located nearby Ogg, Sellery, Smith, and Witte Residence Halls.
Located on the first floor of Dejope Residence Hall, Four Lakes Market is the main dining facility for in the Lakeshore Neighborhood. In addition to Dejope, other nearby residence halls include Bradley, Cole, Kronshage, Phillips, and Sullivan.