PH Apartments supports several programs that provide a more intentional living experience for students. Each program has its own specific character and is geared to students with different interests, backgrounds and needs. Through each program students come together and commit their time and energy to different topics, activities or endeavors. We believe that students’ education happens both inside and outside the classroom. One of these programs might be right for you! Check out the student-led Micro community program, Next Step Sober Living, Scholars Program, Community Engagement Opportunities, Future Focus or the Badger Faith and Service Corps Internship Program. Take living and learning to the next level. You will find more information and applications on each of the specific program pages.
Pres House offers rent scholarships and program funds to support students’ participation and aspirations. Each intentional living program reflects and supports the values that ground the residential experience at PH Apartments. Students of any background are welcome to apply; no religious affiliation is required.
Check out this video that highlights the Intentional Living Communities available at PH Apartments:
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The PH Apartment Scholars Program offered me a way to connect with students I live with as an upper classman as well as connect with other people who want to be active in the community around us. Being the leader of the Scholars Program has given me opportunities to be creative with leadership. Also it’s provided a different perspective on what collaboration can look like; that people getting financial benefits can still be engaged with their hearts and minds.
The PH Apartments scholars program has been a great opportunity for me to meet new people and further enjoy the diversity of the UW Madison campus. The events are relatable and fun for all involved. My favorite one was the presidential debate viewing because I learned how to discuss politics without fear of disapproval or conflict. I can’t wait until next semester’s events!
Living at PH has been a great experience for me. I felt that I connected with my neighbors more than I would have living elsewhere on campus. The PH Scholars program has given me a home within home experience and has allowed me to connect even more with the individuals I live with.
The PH Apartments Scholars is a small group with big ideas. The best way to get to know your community!
I’ve talked to guys who were living in a small studio apartment, sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag. I tell them, ‘Just because you slept on a dirt floor in the service doesn’t mean you have to live like that now.’
The Food for Thought micro-community has given me the opportunity to make connections with people I normally would not have. It has also made me aware of the community around us and how we can help make it a better place while making friends and having fun!!! From this micro-community specifically, I have learned so much about the importance of knowing where your food comes from and how to be a smart eater.
The PH Apartments Microcommunity program has allowed me to expand upon my leadership and communication skills in a topic I am passionate about! This has been a tremendous opportunity for me and the rest of my group!
The apartments have given me a place I can settle in comfortably. I’ve lived here for years, and would love to stay.
Before I came to UW there was a guy in Madison who owned a house. He used to always rent out to vets, so they could live together and have a place that was theirs. It seemed like everybody knew about it, whether you lived there or not. When he died that property got sold, I guess. I’d love to have people know there is a place where vets can live together and get support. That’s why I decided to live here and help start this program.
Being in a Microcommunity is a great way to meet other people in PH Apartments. I really like how it is student-led because it gives us an opportunity to explore and discuss topics we are all interested in.