What is Varsity Quarters?
It’s a high-quality Madison apartment community designed especially with University of Wisconsin students in mind. Varsity Quarters features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as a 24-hour clubroom with gaming stations, free tanning, fitness center and more. All just steps from campus.
Is Varsity Quarters part of University of Wisconsin – Madison?
Varsity Quarters is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.
Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?
You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.
What are per-person contracts?
Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at Varsity Quarters has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.
What is included in the rate?
Each resident at Varsity Quarters pays a flat rate that includes:
- High-speed Internet
- Flat-panel TV in living room
- Water, sewer, trash removal
- Washer and dryer in each apartment
- 24-hour on-site management
- Community features – fitness center, clubhouse, etc.
What size are the apartments?
The spacious accommodations at Varsity Quarters range from studios to 4-bedrooms, with private bathrooms in all apartments except the 4-bedroom, 2-bath floorplan.
Are the apartments furnished?
Yes, all apartments at the Varsity Quarters have a furniture package including a full-size bed, dresser, bedside table, desk and chair in each bedroom, a sofa, loveseat, end table, coffee table and entertainment stand in each living room. Plus, all residences also include counter stools. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.
When do the contracts start and end?
The standard term is August 17, 2018 to July 31, 2019, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Other alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff.
Can I pay by credit card?
Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Varsity Quarters also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. There is a convenience fee for one-time online payments, but automatic recurring payments are always free.
Will my financial aid cover charges at Varsity Quarters?
Your living costs at Varsity Quarters can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at Varsity Quarters. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.
Is Varsity Quarters open to non-students?
Nearly all the residents at Varsity Quarters are students at University of Wisconsin. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, Varsity Quarters is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired residence.
What kind of safety and security are provided?
Uncommon has fire sprinklers, and electronic locks plus individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.
What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?
Varsity Quarters is pet-friendly, subject to limits on animals and breed. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.
Can I park my vehicle at Varsity Quarters?
Varsity Quarters offers parking for residents in our underground attached garage.
What other transportation options will I have?
Walk or bike to the adjacent University of Wisconsin campus and downtown Madison. The UW Campus Bus also stops just steps away.
Can I see a model apartment?
Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.