How to Join
- Sign your University Residence Halls contract and submit your advance payment in My UW Housing
- Select the Indigenous (NDGNS) Affinity Community as your top choice when you submit your hall preferences in My UW Housing
- Prioritize affinity/learning communities over residence halls when you submit your hall preferences in My UW Housing
- Receive your room assignment
AUNTIES & Location
Where Indigenous Voices & Experiences Are Centered
The NDGNS Affinity Community is one of many ways to connect to campus Advocates for Uplifting Native Traditions & Indigenous Engagement (AUNTIES), who are available to support residents to ensure they’re successful in college and beyond. AUNTIES are Indigenous staff at UW-Madison representing a variety of departments as part of the Native Nations UW Indigenous Student Wellbeing Subcommittee.
Where Indigenous Students & Allies Build Community Together
Centrally located in the southeast neighborhood of campus on ancestral Ho-Chunk land near State Street, the Wisconsin State Capitol, and Bascom Hill, the NDGNS Affinity Community is located on one floor of Merit Residence Hall and offers a variety of room types, including single, double, and triple rooms. Just across the street from Merit is the Indigenous Student Center, a welcoming and quiet space to relax, study, craft, grab a snack, or take a break in the wellness room.