Witte Residence Hall

Witte Hall exterior

615 W. Johnson Street | Madison, WI 53706-1723 | Map
1,134 residents | Mixed coed floors  | Double rooms 

Witte Renovations Update 
Beginning March 2017, Witte will be undergoing an extensive multi-year renovation project. University Housing will do our best to work with the contractors to make living in Witte a great experience and to minimize disruptions. We also believe it is important that you know about this renovation when selecting Witte Hall to live for the 2017-18 academic year. For additional information regarding the renovation and potential impacts, please visit our Witte renovation project page.

Witte Residence Hall is one of two large tower-style halls in the Southeast Neighborhood of campus that is made up of mostly-freshman residents. This residence hall is located next to the Gordon Avenue Market (one of six dining markets on campus) and the SERF (Southeast Recreational Facility). With sand volleyball courts and the Kohl Center in its backyard, Witte provides a great space for residents to play volleyball or toss around a frisbee in their free time - not to mention, short walks over for Badger basketball and hockey games.

Witte is also home to the Multicultural Learning Community (MLC). The MLC is a community dedicated to serving students who have a thirst to understand the problems, issues, benefits, and contributions of human diversity and social justice. In addition to the MLC, Witte also has the Witte Hall Organization (WHO). WHO is the organization that manages funding to various hall-wide programs, and provides a range of services from video, sport, and kitchen equipment checkout. 

Witte also has its own set of academic advisors from Cross-College Advising Services (CCAS) stationed on the first floor of the building. The first floor lobby underwent a recent renovation to its main entrance, which brought new floor to ceiling windows to the space. Right outside of the entrance, additional bike racks were also added for the convenience of Witte residents.

Starting in March 2017, a major renovation of Witte is planned that will take place over a two-year span. For details, visit our Witte renovation project page.

Building Features   
Nearest Dining Facility (~walking time) Gordon Avenue Market (adjacent)
Computer Lab On-Site Yes
UW-Madison Classroom Located in Building Yes
UW-Madison Academic Advising On-Site Yes
Carpeting Provided No
Hall Desk On-Site Yes
Air Conditioned Resident Rooms Yes (window units provided for 2017-2018 due to Witte & SERF renovation)
Higher Room Rate No
Bathrooms Shared By Floor Wing
Double Room Costs (2017-18)* $8,175.00

Sellery 3-Window Double Virtual Tour

Note: the above virtual tour is of a 3-window double room in Sellery Residence Hall. Witte 3-window double rooms are virtually identical.


  • Room Dimensions: ~12' x 16'4"
  • Recommended Carpet Size: 7' x 12'
  • Space Under Lofted Bed: Futon/loveseat up to 56" wide fits under bed
  • Lockable Drawer Dimensions: 32" x 18.75" 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.