Smith Hall exterior in fall

Smith Residence Hall


Indigenous (NDGNS) Theme Community logo

Indigenous (NDGNS) Theme Community

(one wing of Smith)

Dedicated to learning about Indigenous (NDGNS) voices and experiences with a focus on building community and relationships through shared
experiences, this theme community offers academic support and a variety of academic, community, and cultural events to help you thrive.

Learn more about NDGNS

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*Note: rooms in some residence halls have mixed furniture. Measurements and dimensions may vary. Due to the variety of residence halls, rooms, furniture, closets, etc. in University Housing, we are unable to provide measurements for all possible situations and items. If the measurement you’re looking for isn’t shown on our website, we are unable to provide it at this time. Measurements for all residence halls can be found on the Inside Our Rooms page.

Residence Halls Furniture Measurements

Residence Halls Miscellaneous Measurements

Residence Halls Lofting Measurements

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The projected annual rates listed below are per resident and include housing during fall and spring breaks (winter break housing is available for an additional fee). Most new residents are assigned to a double room. Costs are billed by semester, combined with the tuition bill. Students select from one of three dining plan options based on their eating habits and how much they plan to dine on campus. For a full listing of residence hall rates and what is included, visit our Billing & Rates page.

Note: total costs of UW-Madison University Residence Halls room and dining plan rates can be calculated by:

wdt_ID Dining Plan 2024-25 Dining Plan Rate / Semester 2024-25 Dining Plan Rate / Academic Year
1 Go10 2,000 4,000
2 Go14 2,250 4,500
3 GoUnlimited 2,800 5,600

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Heating & Cooling

Heating & Cooling

Smith thermostatIn Smith, air-conditioning and heating can be used in either the heating or the cooling season. Air-conditioning is available only when the outside temperature is above 50° F and is provided via chilled water that blows cold air through a wall vent. Your room’s temperature can be set from 65 – 75 °F and is controlled via a thermostat located on the wall (see photo). Temperature is controlled by a bar on the right side of the thermostat. Sliding the bar up will warm the room, while sliding it down will cool the room.


  • Try small adjustments first to avoid overheating/cooling
  • Do not push furniture, bedding, or belongings against convectors as this could block airflow
  • When in your room during the heating season, open curtains and blinds during the day to allow the sun to warm the room naturally and prevent air from being trapped against the window, and close them at night to decrease drafts — during the cooling season, do the reverse
  • Keep doors and windows closed when the heat or air conditioning is on
  • Consider using blankets and sweaters instead of turning up the heat
  • Open windows slightly for short periods of time to allow outside air to circulate
  • When possible, keep the room door open to promote air movement and introduce fresh air
  • Take wet clothing or towels to a laundry room to be washed/dried ASAP to reduce moisture
  • Run a fan to help circulate air
  • Fish tanks, plants, humidifiers, and diffusers can contribute to humidity/moisture levels in your room

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Smith Professional Staff

Lavern Morant

Position title: Residence Life Assistant Director

Kaylee Skweres-Lee

Position title: Residence Life Coordinator