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Campus Life


Residential students live in Ogg Hall on the UW–Madison campus. Opened in 2007, it offers spacious double rooms, air-conditioning, small refrigerators and clock radios.

Rooms include twin/single beds with bed linens, pillows and blankets.

Each bathroom includes a private shower and changing area and serves four guest rooms located immediately adjacent. Various floor and floor wing options are available depending on gender identity. Students are asked for their gender identity and housing preferences during the registration process.

Floor lounges provide large televisions, wireless Internet access and comfortable seating for relaxing and socializing. Computers are available for use on the first floor with the program’s supervision.

Laundry facilities, vending and ice machines are provided on the first floor.

All facility areas are smoke-free, including guest rooms.

No parking is available at the halls. Registration materials will include details on parking arrangements close to camp.

Students can place phone calls by using the phone in the Counseling Staff Office (CSO).

Students receiving calls should instruct family and friends to call the program office at 608-263-2242 or the Ogg Hall desk at 608-262-6899. Messages will be placed in mailboxes near the hall desk.

For more information about hall policies and services, please visit the Ogg Hall web page.

Ogg Hall

Welcome to the University Residence Halls at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, your SMC home for musical excellence, lifelong friends and incredible experiences.


Each student is paired with a roommate based on a number of factors, including age, grade, gender, musical interests and class choices. Students may make specific roommate requests, but many campers meet for the first time when they arrive, and counselors go out of their way to make it easy for residents to get to know each other. If you request a specific roommate in your registration, that person needs to list you in their roommate request as well.

Commuter Option

The commuter option is open to students in grades 5-8, with a daily schedule of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Campers need to check in with commuter counseling staff in the morning and to check out at the end of the day before leaving campus.