Housing tour in the Lakeshore neighborhood

Residence Hall Tours

Prospective Student Tours

University Housing offers guided in-person tours for prospective future UW–Madison students and their guests.

To take a tour, log in and register at the UW–Madison Office of Admissions & Recruitment’s Visit Bucky page.

University Housing Ambassadors – current UW students – will be your guide, leading you through the Lakeshore neighborhood to see a common first-year student room. 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 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at varying times. Visit the online tour schedule for a complete listing of available times during your visit. All tours are approximately 45 minutes 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.

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SOAR Guided Room Viewings

During the summer, incoming admitted students and their guests attending Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) can come to drop-in guided room viewings of selected sample resident rooms in several representative residence halls.


  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • See our map!
Building  Room Type Similar To Address
Kronshage – Showerman
Double Slichter, Waters 1650 Kronshage Dr.
Triple Dejope, Ogg, Smith 1635 Kronshage Dr.
Triple Dejope, Leopold, Smith 835 W. Dayton St.
Double Chadbourne, Witte 821 W. Johnson St.


Please note: We are not able to offer SOAR room viewings of other buildings or rooms due to summer conference participants staying in most of our residence halls and renovation projects. The room viewings offered represent many of our most common room types and building styles, to give a sense of what students can expect for their living space.

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Bradley Learning Community Tours

Join us for an exclusive tour of the Bradley Learning Community (BLC)! The BLC is a high-energy, high-involvement, close-knit environment that brings you fully into the “Wisconsin Experience.” This tour is led by knowledgeable Peer Mentors and specifically designed for admitted students eager to dive into campus life. You will take an immersive journey through our vibrant learning community, gaining firsthand insights into student life, our proximity to state-of-the-art facilities, and the unique learning experience we offer. One of the highlights? You’ll step inside a real residence hall room, getting an authentic glimpse into your potential future home away from home. Don’t miss this opportunity to envision your college journey with us!

Tours are available at Bradley Residence Hall most Fridays in April from 4:15 – 5:15pm. To take a tour, log in and register at UW–Madison Office of Admissions & Recruitment’s Visit Bucky events for admitted students page.

Schedule a BLC Tour

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Tour Video

Join UW–Madison University Housing Ambassador Suzy as she takes you on a #LiveWithBucky Tour of the University Residence Halls. See inside a room, check out amenities in our residence halls, and learn about all the services we offer that are built for your success.

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Virtual Tours

A few representative samples of various room types and dining facilities in University Residence Halls are below. Check out additional virtual tours on individual residence hall and dining location pages. In addition, Campus & Visitor Relations offers a campus virtual tour of UW–Madison.

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