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Walk to class - and everything else when you live at The James! Stay-fit amenities, tools that help you make the grade, and community events that keep you connected with friends all make The James the premier student housing choice at The University of Wisconsin.

Get the lifestyle you want with our fully furnished UW Madison apartments with private bedroom and bathroom floor plan options, 24-hour, state-of-the-art fitness center and Academic Success Center! Plus, our professional on-site management and staff dedicated to serving your needs and helping you enjoy your college experience at UW. Whether your academic pursuits are in-person or online this Fall, we are here for you. 

Floor plans designed with you in mind.

The perfect space to entertain and socialize when you want — and plenty of privacy when you don't.

Featuring efficiency, studio, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments

Starting at $649 per installment/per person.

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Fit, healthy and happy.
  • Stay healthy amenities

    • State-of-the-art fitness center with strength equipment, cardio machines and free weights
    • Yoga studio
    • On-demand virtual fitness classes
  • Outdoor spaces

    • Rooftop pool with hot tub, sun deck and lounge seating
    • Relaxation terrace
    • Rooftop gaming area with ping pong table
    • Outdoor study terrace
    • Meditation garden
    • Six outdoor TVs with picnic tables
    • BBQ grilling stations
  • Designed for community

    • 12th floor lounge with fireplace and terrace
    • Multimedia area with TVs
    • Recreation center with billiards and ping pong
    • Coffee bar
    • Educational, social and recreational activities
Prepare to succeed.
  • Student focused environment

    • Academic Success Center with iMacs and free printing
    • Enhanced-privacy floor plans for study
    • Private study lounges on residential floors
    • WiFi throughout the community
    • Outdoor study terrace
  • Peace-of-mind amenities

    • 24-hour, on-call staff
    • Professional, on-site management and maintenance
    • Limited access community
    • Individual liability leases
    • Roommate matching powered by RoomSync
The lifestyle you want.
  • Something for everybody

    • Private bedrooms and bathrooms available
    • Fully furnished apartments
    • Sofa with ottoman
    • Hardwood-style flooring
    • Fully equipped kitchens with quartz stone countertops and stainless steel appliances
    • Kohler Moxie Bluetooth® showerhead speaker
    • Walk-in closets with built-in organization system available
    • Blackout shades available
    • 9ft ceilings available
    • Full-sized washer and dryer included
    • Nest thermostat
    • Private balconies available
    • Bike storage available
    • USB outlets in every apartment
    • Pet friendly
    • Internet, cable TV and trash included
Where you want to be.
  • Convenient location

    • Steps to the Kohl Center
    • Walk or bike to the University of Wisconsin
    • Just blocks from downtown, Overture Center for the Arts and the Capitol
    • Convenient location to Lake Mendota
    • Only a 5 minute walk to State Street
  • Nearby your Madison faves

    • FreshFin Poké
    • Bassett Street Brunch Club
    • Wando’s Bar and Grill
    • Vintage Brewing Company
    • Dotty Dumping’s Dowry
    • Colectivo Coffee
    • Ian’s Pizza
    • Memorial Union
432 W Gorham Street
Madison, WI 53703
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  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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For Parents

We know you have a million things to worry about when your loved one is off at college, but their living environment shouldn't be one of them! Since 1993, American Campus has been the nation's leading provider of academically oriented student communities. In our unrelenting commitment to students, we give your student the college experience they want and the academic environment they need to succeed - not just in school, but also in life. Whether their academic pursuits are in-person or online this Fall, we are here for them.


With on-site professional management and maintenance, and on-call staff available 24/7, we're always on duty to address your student's needs.


No roommate? No problem! Your student can simply complete our personal profile card and we'll match them with someone who expressed similar interests, hobbies and study habits.


You're only responsible for your student's rent — never someone else's! If a roommate transfers or graduates, you have no financial worries.


No moving truck needed! Nearly all ACC communities offer fully furnished units at no extra fee. And, our communities are technology enabled, helping your student stay connected to their coursework, friends and you.

Right where you want to be.
  • Walk or bike to the University of Wisconsin
  • Steps to the Kohl Center
  • Only a 5 minute walk to State Street
  • Just blocks from downtown, Overture Center for the Arts and the Capitol
  • Convenient location to Lake Mendota
Close to all your favorite Madison spots.
  • FreshFin Poké
  • Bassett Street Brunch Club
  • Wando’s Bar & Grill
  • Vintage Brewing Company
  • Dotty Dumping’s Dowry
  • Colectivo Coffee
  • Ian’s Pizza
  • Memorial Union
  • Individual Leases

    What is an individual lease?

    An individual lease provides each resident with their own separate lease agreement and responsibility for his/her rental installments and applicable utility and parking charges. By signing an individual lease, you are only taking responsibility for your rental installments and lease terms and will not be held liable for any delinquent amounts owed by your roommate(s).

  • Lease Term and Rental Installments

    Do you send me a bill every month?

    No, bills are not sent to residents each month, but you may see payment reminders posted around the property.

    What is an installment?

    The typical lease term is approximately 11.5 months of occupancy which coincides with the university's academic calendar. The resident is charged a total rent amount for the contracted occupancy period. The lease agreement will reflect the total rent amount typically divided into 12 equal installments due August 1 - July 1. These installments do not represent a monthly rent amount and are not prorated.

    When are the installments due?

    Installments are due on the 1st of every month per the payment schedule outlined in the lease agreement.

    How can I make a payment?

    We accept checks, money orders and cashier’s checks in our office made payable to the community name. As an alternative payment option we also accept credit card, debit cards and ACH payments online here for your convenience. We are unable to accept cash.

  • Guarantor

    Can I be my own guarantor?

    A resident can act as their own guarantor if they can show documentation as outlined in the lease agreement that they have income greater than three times the rental installment.

    When is a guarantor required?

    All residents require a guarantor to complete the guaranty agreement.

    What paperwork is required with a guarantor?

    The guarantor will need to sign the guaranty agreement. If the resident is not of legal age to execute a contract, the guarantor will be required to sign both the lease and guaranty agreement.

  • Application Process

    Can I fill out an application online?

    You can access the online application by clicking the “Apply Online” link at the top of every page.

    Can I print an application from the website?

    You can access the printable PDF version of the application by clicking the “APPLY ONLINE!” link at the top of each page then selecting "Apply by mail" at the top of the page.

  • Roommate Matching and Requests

    Do you have a roommate matching service?

    Yes! Our roommate matching program is powered by RoomSync–a roommate matching app. You will have the opportunity to create a personal profile, search, filter, chat and match with other residents who will be living in the community. You decide what matters most when narrowing down your search. Want a roommate with the same major? You got it! Prefer to live with someone who goes to bed early? No problem! Looking for a roommate who enjoys college football? No sweat! You control your search and matching criteria to find the perfect roommate. 

    Can I request specific roommates?

    Yes! You can search for and match with specific roommates in the RoomSync app. Change your mind? No problem! You can modify your matches if your preferences change up until the matching period close date. 

    Am I allowed to request a specific unit?

    You can list your preferences on your housing application, and we will do our best to place you in the unit that fits those requests. All requests are served on a first-come, first-served basis and are taken in order based on the date your lease was received.

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