The Housing section of the Information Booklet discusses housing options for your stay in Madison. You are encouraged to speak with students from your home institution who also studied in Madison to see what they recommend.

While you are ultimately responsible for securing your own housing, International programs can assist you. Housing in Madison can be in short supply, therefore we suggest you consider one of the options below.

Once you sign a contract for whichever housing option you choose, the agreement is binding and you will be responsible for payment.

Some of the more popular housing options for business exchange students include:

  • The Saxony Apartments The Saxony is popular due to its proximity to the business school and to State Street, the heart of Madison's social scene. Visit their website for information about rental rates and their application process. If you decide to live at the Saxony, you will be able to send the rental application to International Programs and we will forward it to the Saxony on your behalf. 
  • University Housing On-campus residence halls are mostly for first and second-year undergraduates; however all undergraduates are able to apply to live here. They provide a distinct opportunity to integrate into campus life. There are learning communities (including entrepreneurial and international) that speak to students' unique interests. If you decide to live in University Housing, submit the University Residence Halls Application for Exchange Students to University Housing no later than March 15. Please note that University Housing contracts are binding and will not be cancelled unless you withdraw from the university.
  • The Regent Apartments The Regent offers semester or academic year leases. The Regent is one of very few apartments that regularly offers semester leases. If you decide to live at the Regent and use the paper application, you will be able to send the rental application to International Programs and we will forward it to the Regent on your behalf.

You may also consider the following options and arrange your own housing. UW-Madison's Off-Campus Housing Service lists hundreds of rentals in Madison for apartments, roommate openings, rooms in private homes and more.

Once you have made your selection, complete the Housing Request Form (available on the Application Guidelines page). You can submit the form and any other housing documents with your application materials.

Review the following resources for temporary housing for you or guests:

UW-Madison Accommodations

Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Madison Hostel

International Programs

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