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Off-Campus Student Apartments Near The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Going to college at The University of Wisconsin is extraordinary—how you live it should be too! The James, Madison's premier student housing choice, offers fully furnished apartments near UW Madison with private bedrooms, and amenities for health, fitness, and socialization.

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

Fit, healthy and happy.
  • Yoga studio
  • 12th floor lounge with fireplace and terrace
  • Educational, social and recreational activities
  • Multimedia area with TVs
  • Recreation center with billiard tables
  • On-demand virtual fitness classes
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with strength equipment, cardio machines and free weights
  • BBQ grilling stations
  • Four outdoor TVs with picnic tables
  • Meditation garden
  • Outdoor study terrace
  • Relaxation terrace
  • Rooftop gaming area with ping pong table
  • Rooftop pool with hot tub, sun deck and lounge seating
The lifestyle you want.
  • 9ft ceilings available
  • Blackout shades available
  • Fully equipped kitchens with quartz stone countertops and stainless steel appliances
  • Fully furnished apartments
  • Private balconies available
  • Hardwood-style flooring
  • Private bedrooms and bathrooms available
  • Walk-in closets with built-in organization system available
  • Internet, cable TV and trash included
  • Full-sized washer and dryer included
  • USB outlets in every apartment
  • Kohler Moxie Bluetooth® showerhead speaker
  • Nest thermostat
  • Pet friendly
  • Bike storage available
Prepare to succeed.
  • 24-hour, on-call staff
  • Individual liability leases
  • Limited access community
  • Professional, on-site management and maintenance
  • Roommate matching powered by RoomSync
  • Academic Success Center with iMacs and free printing
  • Enhanced-privacy floor plans for study
  • Outdoor study terrace
  • Private study lounges on residential floors
  • WiFi throughout the community
Where you want to be.
  • Convenient location to Lake Mendota
  • Only a 5 minute walk to State Street
  • Steps to the Kohl Center
  • Walk or bike to the University of Wisconsin
  • Close to all your favorite Madison spots: Ian’s Pizza, Bassett Street Brunch Club, Colectivo Coffee, Dotty Dumping's Dowry, FreshFin Poké, Memorial Union, Vintage Brewing Company, Wando's Bar and Grill
  • Just blocks from downtown, Overture Center for the Arts and the Capitol

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432 West Gorham Street
Madison, WI 53703

(608) 298-5222

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

*Please contact our office for holiday hours or early closure information.

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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. 


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! Our roommate matching program is powered by RoomSync–a roommate matching app. Your student 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'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.


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 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.

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.

When is a guarantor required?
All residents require a guarantor to complete the guaranty agreement.

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

Can I setup recurring payments?
Yes! Save time in the future and never miss a rental installment by setting up recurring payments. You just need a few minutes and your checking account or card info to setup payments. Click here to login to the Resident Portal and get started.

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.

How can I make a payment?
We accept credit cards, debit cards and ACH payments online through our Resident Portal. We are unable to accept cash.

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.

Insurance Requirements

Are there insurance requirements for signing a lease at the community?

Yes! The community does require all residents to obtain a minimum coverage of $100,000 in Landlord Legal Liability insurance. There are 3 options below to comply with this lease requirement. *Renters insurance (a policy that protects an individual’s personal belongings) is highly recommended but not required.

Option 1: Automatically enroll in the ACC Master Liability Program offered via LeaseTrack. This program is $12.00 per monthly rental installment and you will be auto-enrolled in the program should you not choose Option 2 or 3 when requested closer to move-in time.

Option 2: Obtain the required liability insurance coverage via American Campus Communities’ preferred insurance partner LeaseTrack.

Option 3: Submit documentation of your own liability insurance showing the required minimum coverages to LeaseTrack when requested 30 days prior to your lease start date.

Roommate Matching and Requests

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.

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. 

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.