Housing Options in Madison

For an overview of on-campus summer 2017 options, please click here.

There are a number of housing options available to CESSI students, including on-campus dormitory rooms, privately owned dormitory rooms and privately owned apartment rentals. Each offers a different mix of convenience, affordability and flexibility. There are only a limited number of on-campus dorm rooms, but there are usually plenty of off-campus apartment rooms for sublease.

On-Campus Housing

On-campus dormitory housing in Merit House and Barnard Hall are dormitories that will be completely reserved for students taking classes for academic credit. They will be available to CESSI participants for summer on a first come, first served basis through the University Residence Halls. Room rates range from approximately $855 to $1078. More information and an application form can be downloaded at the University Residence Hall Web site. Dining service is not provided in the Merit House as it is equipped with shared kitchen facilities. Residents must bring their own cooking utensils, dishes, and silverware.

Privately Owned Dormitory Rooms

Private residence halls are residence hall (dormitory) living arrangements that are owned and operated by the private sector. Application procedures and lease agreements are solely the responsibility of the student renter, not the University. Many include a meal plan. For information on private residence halls in Madison, write or call the halls directly. Applications are not available through the mail from CREECA or the UW-Madison Campus Information and Visitor Center. Below is a list of some of the most popular private dorms in Madison as well as a link to a map showing you their locations. Click on the name of the dorms you may be interested in to find out more information.

The Highlander
The Regent (most leases are for 2-bedroom apartments)
The Statesider
The Towers

Privately Owned Apartment Rentals

The UW-Madison Campus Assistance and Visitor Center has a convenient search engine where you can search for off-campus rental housing (sublets). The Web site has online listings of privately owned apartments, houses and rooms for sub-lease, as well as consumer rental information. For further information, call the Campus Assistance Center at (608) 263-2400. There are also various other Web sites unaffiliated with the university where you can search for sublets such as Madison Craigslist. Please be aware that parking on campus is extremely limited and that most students who live off-campus either walk, bike or bus to campus.