Merit Residence Hall

Merit Hall exterior

917, 919, 921 W. Dayton Street | Madison, WI 53715-1126 | Map
Mailing address: 835 W. Dayton Street | Madison, WI 53706-1702
68 residents | Mixed coed floors | Double rooms, suites of 6 single rooms 

For the 2018-19 academic year, Merit is being reserved to potentially accommodate UW students impacted by a construction project and will not be available for selection.

Merit Residence Hall is a small non-freshman community that allows students to benefit from activities and services of the University Residence Halls while enjoying the increased independence and flexibility that comes with a single room or suite-style living. You will also enjoy the convenience of being near the SERF (Southeast Recreational Facility), and down the block from the Kohl Center and Gordon Avenue Market (one of six dining markets on campus). 

Residents of Merit will enjoy carpeted rooms with air conditioning, as well as some room types with private bathrooms in the rooms. With its close proximity to many academic buildings, the shops of State Street, and Union South, residents in Merit will always be close to campus happenings and never too far of a walk to class.

Building Features   
Nearest Dining Facility (~walking time) Gordon Avenue Market (3 min)
Computer Lab On-Site Yes
UW-Madison Classroom Located in Building No
UW-Madison Academic Advising On-Site Yes
Carpeting Provided Yes
Hall Desk On-Site No (nearby in Ogg)
Air Conditioned Resident Rooms Yes
Higher Room Rate Yes
Bathrooms Shared By In room or shared by 6 rooms
Double Room Costs (2017-18)* $8,975.00

Merit Double Virtual Tour Merit Double Virtual Tour

Single Room

Merit Single Virtual Tour


  • Room Dimensions: ~10' x 8'10" (single) or ~14'10" x 16' (double)
  • Space Under Lofted Bed: Futon/loveseat up to 79" wide fits under bed
  • Lockable Drawer Dimensions: 18.5" x 9.5" x 7.5"
  • 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.