Getting Started

Two roommates pose for a photo in their room in Sellery Hall

Sign up for Housing

The process to receive a contract or apply for University Residence Halls varies based on your status with the University.

Freshmen

New UW-Madison students who are admitted to the University for the fall or spring semester are offered a contract for the University Residence Halls; a separate application for housing is not needed. University Housing communicates with you through the email address you provided to the University on your application. Admitted students will receive email notification from University Housing, with information to complete the online contract process if space is available. Learn more about the contract process.

Steps for new Badgers:

  1. Sign and complete contract
  2. Submit deposit by the contract deadline
  3. Enter hall preferences (Beginning March 15, 2018)
  4. Select a room if living in a Learning Community
  5. Receive room assignment
  6. Contact roommate
  7. Pay 1st quarter Housing bill
  8. Move into the University Residence Halls!

Transfers

New transfer students admitted to UW-Madison are offered a contract for the University Residence Halls without a separate application for housing. University Housing communicates with you through the email address you provided to the University on your application. The residence halls offer several options that are popular with transfer students as they transition to our campus, and transfers are given the opportunity to select their actual room online. Learn more about the options and benefits for transfer students living on campus.

Other – Continuing UW Students

If you are currently a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison not living in University Housing, we encourage you to complete an application for Spring 2018.

Summer Term

We are pleased that you are considering living in the University Residence Halls while you are enrolled in Summer Term classes. Our housing facilities offer many features and options for students enrolled in Summer Term. Students must submit an online application for Summer Term Housing.