Housing and Transportation

SASLI students are responsible for making their living arrangements. This page provides resources to research and secure housing for the eight-week summer session.

Important:  Make sure that your class is confirmed before signing housing contracts or leases. Due to the wide variety of available housing during the summer term, housing costs can vary.

Note: Boren-SAFLI students are required to live in university housing; visit the SAFLI website for details.

2023 Housing Webinar

The recording of the WISLI Summer 2023 Student Housing Webinar is located here. Presentation slides for campus area housing can be downloaded here, and slides for summer term housing can be downloaded here.

University Housing 

Limited University dorm summer housing is available at Kronshage Residence HallUniversity Housing applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, although students with a housing contract for the year are prioritized. Please apply as early as possible. You can complete the application before you have your student ID. When filling out the application, please include the language you’ll study, and staff will try to room people taking the same languages near each other. 

For more detailed information, visit the UW Housing website. For questions, please get in touch with University Housing staff via info@housing.wisc.edu or by phone at 608-262-2522

Off-Campus Housing

Summer sublets are typically easy to come by in Madison, as many students leave for the summer and sublet their apartments or rooms in private residence halls. Websites that may be useful for researching housing options are:

Please help our list grow – if you find a helpful resource to research housing options in Madison, WI, please let us know.

Cooperative Housing

Madison has a vibrant co-op community. If you are interested in learning more about summer opportunities, please visit http://madisoncommunity.coop/ for the most updated information.

Transportation to/around Madison

The Dane County Airport is the closest to SASLI at UW-Madison (approximately 20 minutes by taxi). Another option is to fly into the Milwaukee airport and take the Badger Bus to campus. A third option is to fly into Chicago O’Hare or Chicago Midway airports and take the Van Galder bus to Madison. Greyhound Bus and Amtrak trains are also available but used less frequently. 

Parking is severely limited on and around the UW-Madison campus and is not recommended for attending classes. For information about the minimal availability of parking passes, please visit the UW-Madison Transportation Services website.

Public transportation is one popular way to get around. Information about your free bus pass is located here, and you can plan your route to campus here. Madison is also bike-friendly; visit the City of Madison Transportation and Madison B-cycle Bike Sharing to learn more!