Barnard Residence Hall

970 University Avenue | Madison, WI 53706-1300 | Map
139 residents | Mixed coed floors | Single rooms; some doubles with shared closets 

Built in 1913, Barnard Residence Hall is the oldest existing residence hall on campus. Don't let its age fool you, though, as its also undergone a series of renovations that include new resident room flooring, walls and ceilings that give the building a more modern feel. A part of the Chadbourne Residential College (CRC), residents of Barnard also get to participate in all events and programs put on by the learning community.

Barnard is right next to Rheta's Market (one of six dining markets on campus) for convenient food, which is especially nice during Wisconsin winters. Located in the heart of campus, Barnard is also close to many campus buildings, both student unions, bus lines, and the shops of State Street. Comprised of mostly single rooms in such a convenient location, Barnard is a popular option for many students wishing to have their own space, while still being able to reap the benefits of being a part of a learning community.

Building Features   
Nearest Dining Facility (~walking time) Rheta's Market (connected)
Computer Lab On-Site Yes
UW-Madison Classroom Located in Building No
UW-Madison Academic Advising On-Site Yes
Carpeting Provided No
Hall Desk On-Site Yes
Air Conditioned Resident Rooms No
Higher Room Rate Yes
Bathrooms Shared By Floor Wing
Double Room Costs (2017-18)* $8,475.00
Single Room Costs (2017-18)* $9,375.00

Barnard Single Virtual Tour Barnard Single Virtual Tour

Large Double Room

Adams Double Virtual Tour

Note: the above virtual tour is of a double room in Adams Residence Hall. Barnard double rooms are similar.


  • Room Dimensions: ~9'7" x 12'" to 11'1" x 15' (single), doubles vary in size
  • Recommended Carpet Size: 7' x 12'
  • Space Under Lofted Bed: Futon/loveseat up to 79" wide fits under bed
  • Lockable Drawer Dimensions: 32" x 18" x 3.5"
  • Mattress: 36" x 80"

Helpful Documents

* This room cost total does not include any applicable learning community fees or housing food purchases. For additional information on any designated learning community fees and average food purchases, view the Rates for Academic Year 2017-18.

**Typical room dimensions shown. Rooms vary slightly.