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Cambridge Commons is an LEED Gold Certified building featuring a green recreation area, two green roofs, and stunning views of Milwaukee’s skyline along with access to the beautiful Milwaukee River.

Approximately 700 students live in Cambridge. Visit the UWM University Housing Page on Facebook for updated renderings, photos, and news!

Living Learning Communities in Cambridge

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Cambridge Commons is located at the intersection of Cambridge Avenue and North Avenue – just across the river from RiverView Residence Hall. Within walking distance you’ll find two grocery stores, multiple restaurants and coffee shops, and independent movie theater, and locally owned stores and boutiques. The Milwaukee County Transit System bus route 21 stops in front of Cambridge, and routes 15 and 30 stop within a few blocks.

2323 North Cambridge Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Suites & Rooms
All rooms in Cambridge are double-occupancy, and each suite contains two rooms and a shared bathroom. Upgraded suites also include a kitchen.
Rooms include:

  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Dresser
  • Desk & desk chair
  • Small filing cabinet
  • Large walk-through closet
  • Carpet

All suites include:

  • Bathroom (toilet & shower)
  • Vanity with two sinks
  • Individual climate control with air conditioning
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Durable floor coverings
  • Kitchen furnished with range, oven, microwave, sink, table (upgraded suites only)

Although individual room measurements may vary, suites look like the examples in the diagram below. Click on each image for a larger view.

Standard Suite


Upgraded Suite


Suite/Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • High-speed internet
  • Cable television
  • Large walk-through closets
  • Vanity separate from bathroom

Building Amenities

  • Cafeteria
  • Restor+More Convenience Store
  • Large, landscaped courtyard
  • Classrooms
  • Fitness room
  • Study and social lounges on each floor with kitchen facilities
  • Music Practice Rooms, including recording equipment and software
  • Laundry

Cambridge Commons residents have access to the amenities in all other University Housing facilities. See the Services tab in the upper navigation of this page.

Parking will be available for a limited number of residents and visitors in the secure garage. For parking rates and permit requests, click here.

Video Tour: Stennar’s Room

Tours of Cambridge Commons, RiverView, and Sandburg Traditional Towers (North, South, and West) occur on a predetermined schedule. Tours of Kenilworth Square Apartments, Purin Hall, and Sandburg East Tower, may schedule tours with at least 48 hours notice (subject to availability). To inquire about tour possibilities, contact the University Housing Student Outreach Assistants at (414) 229-3158 or