PHApartments offer quality apartment living for approximately 240 students in the heart of the UW-Madison campus. Residents love the exceptional location, with easy access to campus buildings, businesses along State Street, downtown, and Mendota Lake. Residents enjoy more than just a place to eat, sleep and store your stuff. ph Apartments houses a welcoming and friendly community where you can build relationships, where your academic success is valued, and where you can explore interests beyond the classroom. Take a closer look…
ph Apartments strive to be:
- A warm and welcoming home
- A place where academic success is nurtured
- A place for residents from different cultures and faiths can connect and get to know each other
What does all that mean? It means that ph Apartments is home to students from the U.S. and international students, undergraduate and graduate students, students who are religious and those who are not.
What sets us apart?
Pres House cares about residents. We offer building wide events for our residents like free community meals and intentional living programs that earn rent scholarships! We have programs and activities that support community building, academic success, and spiritual exploration and growth. The programs and activities are all voluntary, and no religious affiliation or participation is required.
People choose to live at ph Apartments for all kinds of reasons, and residents come from all kinds of backgrounds. Every year over 90% of our residents report a positive living experience and say they’d recommend ph Apartments to a friend. Find out what makes this such a special place!
ph Apartments is owned by Pres House Student Center and professionally managed by Forward Management. To find out more about Pres House, go to www.preshouse.org. ph Apartments is privately owned and is independent from University of Wisconsin-Madison housing. PH Apartments is subject to all City of Madison and State of Wisconsin laws.
Where are you going to live next year?!
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.
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.
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.
I would say it is totally worth living in PH Apartments: quality apartments, great community, best customer service ever. I complain about something today and it is fixed by tomorrow. This is probably one of the best apartments I’ve ever lived in. The recently started drop-in dinners are just awesome. I can go on but overall 10 on 10!
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 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 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 …
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.
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 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!