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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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.
The apartments have given me a place I can settle in comfortably. I’ve lived here for years, and would love to stay.
I lived in a dorm my first semester here. I didn’t really know anyone and had no idea what I was going to do for housing. I met Paul at a ‘Vets for Vets’ meeting. He told me about this program and I jumped on it. It was like a blessing out of the sky for me. The thing I like the most is how cohesive we are as a group. Maybe it is our military background; we share the same values, we all pitch in around the apartment and we all get along really well.
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!
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 PH Apartments Scholars is a small group with big ideas. The best way to get to know your community!
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 Microcommunity has been a great opportunity. Being a college student it is difficult to eat healthy, but through reading “In Defense of Food” and the support of the members of the group we have all been able to be more conscious about what we are eating. Maggie got some cookbooks and we got to experiment with some of the recipes. One of my favorites was from the “100 healthy pizzas” cookbook; we made a basil mozzarella pizza. It is a great way to get to know people who are all interested in …
I chose to live at PH because I thought I would immediately be able to make contact with folks in Madison. I didn’t know anyone in Wisconsin before my studies at the university began, and so, through the student ministry and a local Presbyterian church, I was able to quickly ground myself in Madison. I’m very happy with the apartment, the university and larger Madison communities. I’ve been able to feel completely at home despite being more than 800 miles from my family. PH was and still is an i…
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.’