Residence halls that are open to freshmen are:
- Marshall (singles/doubles)
- Stevie (doubles/triples)
- Regina West (singles)
- Regina East (doubles)
Students who are admitted to Edgewood College are able to complete an online or paper housing application. Visit http://edgewood.edu/admit
Yes, Edgewood College has a two year residency requirement. Our goal with our housing requirement is to enrich the college experience and strengthen the sense of community for our on-campus students. Research shows that the first two years of college are a critical time for students to develop academic and social networks in order to facilitate academic success, persistence, and satisfaction. Therefore, we are committed to providing a supportive and positive campus environment conducive to student engagement and learning for all students, particularly for our freshmen and sophomores.
All freshmen students under the age of 21 will be required to live on campus for their first two academic years unless they choose to live with a family member and/or legal guardian (over the age of 25 and within commuting distance.) Students who sign up for and move in to the halls for their freshmen year are contractually bound to the two year requirement. Exceptions to this policy will include: students who have children, live in domestic partnerships, are veterans or are not full-time students. Studying abroad is considered to be fulfilling the residency requirement.
While there is no deadline, we recommend students submit a housing application as soon as they know that Edgewood College is one of their top college choices. Edgewood College does room assignments in July and uses the original housing application submission date when assigning rooms so an earlier date is always preferred.
No. You can submit your housing application – just in case – before you decide on Edgewood College. If you decide not to attend Edgewood College, you may cancel your housing application. Please notify Edgewood College in writing of your application withdrawal by emailing email@example.com.
There is no housing deposit for incoming freshman.
To update a housing application,
• The student should go in and complete a new housing application with the updated preferences.
• The new application will replace the original one; the original application date will be retained.
If a prospective student wants to cancel their housing application, they should email the Office of Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Room assignments will be mailed by mid-July. Students receive information on which hall and room they’ve been assigned to, roommate names and contact info (if applicable) and more details about the residence hall, including what to bring and how to get in contact with the floor Resident Assistant (RA). We will also include details about move-in day.
Not necessarily. You should be comfortable with living in any of your top hall preferences. When signing your housing contract, you are not guaranteed a specific room or hall, and could be placed in any of our halls across campus. Don’t worry, though! All of our halls are awesome and we’re confident you’ll have an excellent experience and meet incredible people no matter where you live.
It is very common for students not to request a specific roommate. In this case, students are assigned random roommates based on their hall preferences and answers to the compatibility questions. Students do have the option to request a roommate(s) or neighbor. Roommates requesting to live with each other must have identical hall preferences and request each other in order for us to try to make the match.
1. Don't panic!
2. We highly encourage you to meet your roommate and see how things go for the first month. Often times when students look beyond social media and really get to know each other here on campus, they have more in common than they think.
3. Remember, your roommate does not have to be your best friend. (Sometimes, it actually works better that way!) You will meet lots of people here at Edgewood College and will find that you will make many connections in different places across campus.
4. Key tips are keeping an open mind, communicating, and doing so face to face!
Your RA and Area Director can be great resources for you once you move onto campus if you are experiencing difficulties with your roommate. However, they are not a substitute for talking to your roommate first.
Email us at email@example.com and our next available Residence Life staff member will respond to your questions. You may also call the Office of Residence Life at 608-663-3228. We’re here Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the academic year. During the summer, we are open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The following is included in the room and board fee:
- Housing costs (space, heat, electricity, water)
- Furniture including: a bed, mattress, dresser and closet space, desk, desk chair)
- Internet connection
- Cable TV connection
- Base bronze meal plan costs (meal dollars, administrative fee to cover labor and overhead costs.)
Students who live in the residence halls are automatically placed on our base meal plan of 1400 meal dollars per semester which is included in the room and board fee. Students may upgrade from the base plan to a 1600 or 1800 plan. The meal plans give students meal dollars on their ID card per semester to use when and where (the café, cafeteria or concessions) they want to purchase food and convenience items. This plan will allow students:
- The flexibility to use their meal dollars at Wingra Café, Eddy's C-Store, and Phil’s Dining Hall.
- The ability to purchase meals for guests with their meal dollars.
- The ability to use dollars as their diet dictates (i.e. one week a student may choose to eat more meals than another week.)
All residents living in a traditional residence hall (Marshall, Regina West, Stevie, Dominican and Regina East) are required to be on the meal plan. Supplemental meal dollars may be purchased for those who need additional dollars. The cost for the supplemental plan is billed to the student’s account. Any unused meal dollars are forfeited at the end of each semester.
Semester room and board charges are included on your Edgewood College bill.
Refer to our list here for packing ideas.
Twin XL sized sheets and comforter will fit all of our beds. Twin XL can be purchased at any box or retail store.
You can, but it is not necessary. Each student who lives on campus will have access to printers in our residence halls, computer labs and academic spaces where they can pay for printing with their ID card. All students receive money on their card at the beginning of each semester as part of their tuition.
The only pets students are allowed to have in their rooms are fish in up to a 10 gallon tank.
Yes, students may have guests. Students will learn more about our guest policy at their first residence hall meeting with their RA. Specific questions can be addressed to the Residence Life Office or a student’s RA.
All of our halls have air conditioning, except Marshall Hall. Marshall is a wonderful place to live though, and one of our strongest communities on campus! Usually the hot weather only lasts for the first and last few weeks of the academic year. During these few weeks, students are more than welcome to bring fans to help cool their rooms.
Yes, every residence hall has a laundry room and laundry is included in your room and board fee so no coins or extra cash are needed!
Yes, every hall has a kitchen. Location varies by building, but each kitchen has a stove, an oven, a full size refrigerator, and a microwave available for students to use.
All of our halls include lounges and we have many academic spaces and a library on campus so you are never far from a great study spot!
No, Edgewood College does not allow freshmen residents to bring a car to campus as parking is very limited. Many Edgewood College residents do not have a car on campus and use other methods of transportation.
There are three popular ways students travel on campus:
1. Walking—Most students choose this option, and the average walk is under 15 minutes.
2. Biking—Madison is a very bike friendly city, with many bike lanes and paths.
3. Busing—Every student can purchase a discounted bus pass that can be used on all Madison Metro Buses.
Visit Transportation Services (located in Weber Apartments) for more information about getting around.
All of our halls have electronic locking systems on exterior doors, so only residents who live in the residence halls are able to swipe in and access the building. Residents are also issued keys to their assigned rooms and are highly encouraged to keep their room doors locked. Security cameras and recording devices are located across campus. Security staff is available 24/7 and we have Residence Life staff on duty daily.
Your address for mail and packages is as follows. Students are notified via email and pick up mail in the central college mail room, located in DeRicci Hall:
1000 Edgewood College College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Edgewood College offers a Summer Social for all incoming freshmen in late July. This is an opportunity for students to meet other incoming freshmen, ask final questions, see the assigned room and meet other residents!