Sandburg Halls

*Updated for Fall 2017


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. (


Sandburg is located at 3400 N. Maryland Avenue.

When you arrive at Sandburg, you will be greeted by a volunteer on Maryland Avenue who will direct the student out of the vehicle to walk in the main entrance of Sandburg. From there, the student will check-in and receive their room/suite key. In the meantime, the vehicle will proceed to the parking garage. Once staff members confirm that the vehicle is there at the correct time, it will be brought into the Upper Level Parking garage. Once the student has been checked in, they will reunite with the vehicle in the garage, where you can check-out a moving cart to assist with the unloading of belongings.

Oversized vehicles (over 7’ height, or extended cabs/trailers) are not able to navigate the parking garage. Limited alternative parking may be available for these vehicles in the Sandburg Circle Drive, but they are not encouraged.

To minimize wait times, please arrive no more than 15 minutes before or 45 minutes after your move-in appointment. Staff may not grant access for those who arrive outside their scheduled move-in time (based on availability of spaces in unloading zones). When you arrive, you will be given one hour to unload your belongings and get them up to your room. Don’t worry – we have plenty of move-in staff that will help you accomplish this. In order to unload your vehicle efficiently, please make sure all items are packed neatly in boxes or other containers to load onto moving carts (provided). Carts provided in Sandburg are flat-bed style with dimensions of 24” by 36”.

After your car is unloaded, you will be asked to move it to the nearby Pavilion parking structure (located just off Edgewood Ave.) so we can make room for more vehicles. Your move-in parking pass will be valid for parking in the Pavilion garage for four hours after your move-in appointment. This is a temporary parking option only.

You may bring up to two vehicles to help you during your move-in appointment time, but you may not reload those vehicles and bring them into the garage for a second trip during your move-in appointment.

If you wish to make multiple trips to move in, please bring additional belongings after 7:00PM or after the official move-in period ends. Please note that after 7:00PM on August 29-31, parking is only allowed in the Sandburg Circle Drive and the lower level of the parking garage. No staff assistance is available on any Move-In Day after 7:00PM.


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 Downer Avenue. Turn right on Downer and proceed south to Hartford Avenue. Turn right on Hartford Avenue. Follow Hartford for one block and turn right on Maryland Avenue. Sandburg Hall will be on your right.


Security monitors are posted in Sandburg to swipe IDs of everyone entering the building. On weekdays from 8:00AM – 5:00PM monitors are at the base of each tower. During evenings and weekends, monitors are located in the lobby. Sandburg residents may swipe into Cambridge and RiverView (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 a valid picture ID. If you wish to pre-register your guests to ensure quick and easy entrance upon arrival to the residence halls, 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 and obtaining your guest pass. We suggest finishing the guest registration process before monitors go up as this will shorten your wait time.

Room Furnishings & Dimensions

Each student is provided with a bed frame (bunkable), mattress (extra long), mattress pad, pillow, desk, chair, bookshelf, and wastebasket. 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 house lounges in North, South, and West towers, and in the suite kitchens in East. Take a look at more information on Sandburg Residence Halls, such as room dimensions.


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 fill out a Loft Rental Request via the MyHousing site by August 15.


If you would like to rent a combination microwave-refrigerator unit, you may do so at These are the only microwaves allowed to be in individual rooms/suites. University Housing provides community-use microwaves and toasters in every house for those who elect not to rent through the program.