Cambridge Commons

*Updated for Fall 2017 info


In order to move over 4,300 students into the residence halls and apartments efficiently, each student is assigned an individual arrival time. By doing this, move-in lines are shorter and we are able to control the traffic flow in our parking facilities. University Housing assigns you to a move-in time to accommodate your Fall Welcome schedule. Please visit your MyHousing account to view your move-in date/time. (


Cambridge Commons is located at 2323 N. Cambridge Avenue.

When you arrive at Cambridge, a volunteer will confirm your move-in time. Once confirmed, the student will go into the main level of Cambridge to pick up room keys, while the car’s driver will be directed to the lower level garage. The student will reunite with the car(s) in the garage, and can check out a cart to help with the unloading process. Oversize vehicles (7’ or taller) and trailers will not be permitted in the parking garage.

Please note that you may bring a maximum of two vehicles during your move-in appointment, and you will have two hours to unload your belongings.

Once you have unloaded your vehicle, you will need to move it to an alternate parking location. Public street parking is available on Commerce Street south of North Avenue, and paid garage parking is available in Kenilworth Square Apartments on Kenilworth and Farwell.


The UWM Shuttle will be operating throughout Move-In. You’ll have easy access to the Kenwood campus to purchase books, find your classes, and visit other residence halls.

Milwaukee County Transit System is also another reasonable option to explore the surrounding area. Route 21 stops directly across from Cambridge and connects to a number of other routes. Be sure to pick up your U-PASS to enjoy free rides on MCTS. For more information, visit


Cambridge Commons is located at 2323 N. Cambridge Avenue.

For the ease of traffic flow, we ask you use these directions instead of any other GPS or map service’s directions. From I-43, take the Capitol Drive exit and proceed East. Follow Capitol Drive across the Milwaukee River until you reach Oakland Avenue. Turn right on Oakland and proceed south to North Avenue. Turn right on North Avenue. Cambridge Commons will be on your right side.


Security monitors are posted in the Cambridge lobby 24 hours a day to swipe IDs of everyone entering the building. Cambridge residents may swipe into RiverView and Sandburg (and vice versa) until midnight. Residents may register guests, but all guests must have a photo ID. This includes family members and anyone age 16 or over. Guests 15 or under must have a signed waiver “Minor Guest Registration Form” on file. Guests will not be admitted entrance without proper identification. If you wish to pre-register your guests to ensure quick and easy entrance upon arrival to Cambridge, visit Residents are responsible for their guests’ conduct. It is the resident’s responsibility to inform his/her guests of University Housing policies.


Pre-register your family and friends prior to your arrival for move-in. To pre-register your guests, fill out the host and guest information online at If you complete the form on your mobile device, you can even take a selfie to upload as your photo in the guest pass system! When you get to campus, finish the guest registration process by getting the host/guest photo taken (if necessary) and obtaining your guest pass. We suggest finishing the guest registration process before entrances have security monitors (7pm) as this will shorten your wait time.

Room Furnishings & Dimensions

Each student is provided with a bed frame (bunkable), mattress (extra long), mattress pad, desk, chair, dresser, bookshelf, and wastebasket. Students are not allow to bring refrigerators in Cambridge Commons due to its prestigious LEED Gold Certification. Because of this, University Housing has equipped each suite with full-size refrigerators. Each suite has a semi-private bathroom, and residents are expected to maintain clean and sanitary conditions. All rooms have window blinds and carpet. All furniture must remain in the resident’s room. A microwave is provided in the shared kitchen on each floor. Room dimensions are available online. Take a look at more information about Cambridge rooms, including dimensions of suites.


If you wish to loft your bed, you must rent a loft from University Housing; homemade lofts are not allowed. The cost for a loft rental is $125/ Year. If you are interested in renting a loft, please request one on MyHousing by August 15.