It can be a challenge finding places near UW-Madison with so many neighborhoods and properties catering to students. Whether you're a student transitioning out of the residence halls, a faculty member looking for short term residency, or an International student looking for a place near campus, the UW-Madison Off-Campus Housing resource is here to help you with your search. Browse our list of resources and click on the active housing list for the most complete list of off-campus housing near the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Have questions? Don't hesitate to reach out to Campus Area Housing for help today.

Grad Students

Transfer Students

International Students:

Visiting International Student Program participants are responsible for securing their own housing. UW-Madison offers a limited number of spaces in on-campus housing (dormitories). In addition, many students also live off-campus in the neighborhoods surrounding the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Learn more about on-campus and off-campus housing opportunities as well as a temporary homestay option for when you arrive in Madison in our section here.


Campus Area Housing:

Campus Area Housing, a service of the Campus and Visitor Relations office, is UW-Madison's official resource for individuals searching for privately-owned housing rentals in the campus area, downtown, and greater Madison area. The listing service provides a searchable database where individuals may use a filtered search for rental housing specified to their individual needs. The site also serves as an advertising and/or rental vacancy tool for landlords and students, including the option to post roommate and sublease requests

Virtual Off-Campus Housing Fair:

On March 10th, from 11 AM to 2 PM, Campus Area Housing will be hosting a Virtual Housing Fair on the UW-Madison off-campus housing website. During the event, landlords will be giving virtual walkthrough tours of their available rentals and answering questions. Students and staff who still need off-campus housing for the 2021-22 school year are encouraged to check out the event. Visit the Campus Area Housing page for more information, or sign up for event reminders.

Tenant Resource Center:

The Tenant Resource Center (TRC) offers free housing counseling for tenants and property owners and managers interested in learning more about their rental rights and responsibilities under Wisconsin law. Visit the TRC website for additional information and resources:




If you're interested in being a part of our database of off-campus housing options near Madison, please visit our List With Us page for more information.

Contact Us:

Campus and Visitor Relations

1308 W Dayton St,
Union South Madison,
WI 53715

Phone: 608-263-2452


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