Tours for Prospective Students

Lakeshore Neighborhood

Are you a prospective student thinking about attending UW-Madison? Planning a visit to campus? Come see a room in our residence halls while you’re here!

General Residence Hall Tours

University Housing Ambassadors - current UW students - will be your guide, leading you through the Lakeshore neighborhood to see a common first-year student room in Cole Residence Hall.  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.


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 an hour long and begin at the Carson Gulley Center, at 1515 Tripp Circle. 


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

Schedule a Tour


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.

Learning Community Tours

Want an extra boost to your first year experience?  While you're here, schedule a personal tour of one of our 10 Residential Learning Communities, which bring together faculty, staff, and students around an explicit focus within the University Residence Halls.  Unique seminars, class sections, and aligned co-curricular activities all help produce smaller, more intentional communities that set students up for success. Schedule a Learning Community tour.

Virtual Tours

Can't make it to campus for a tour? Check out our interactive virtual tours to see resident rooms in various University Residence Halls.