Wisconsin-Madison campus is pictured in a sunset aerial view during autumn

Off-Campus Housing

The area surrounding the UW–Madison campus offers a variety of privately-owned housing options for rent including apartments, houses, rooms in private homes, co-operatives, privately-owned residence halls, and boarding/rooming houses.

The Campus Area Housing Office, which is separate from University Housing, provides resources and listings for privately-owned housing options.

For more information about privately-owned housing options near campus, you can contact Campus Area Housing by phone at 608-263-2452 or email campusareahousing@uwmad.wisc.edu

If you have questions about an off-campus lease or the leasing process, the Tenant Resource Center is a nonprofit organization that provides information and education about rental rights and responsibilities. They also maintain a list of larger management and rental companies in the Madison area.