Cambridge Commons

Move-in Day

When you arrive at Cambridge Commons, stop at appropriate sign on Cambridge Ave. and wait for instruction, room keys, and other important information. You will be assisted by Move-In staff and shown where to park for unloading.

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, but they are not encouraged.


The UWM Shuttle will be operating throughout Move-In. You’ll have easy access to the Kenwood campus to pickup 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 can’t predict what the snowfall will be like), 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 & Guest Policies

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.

Guest Pre-Registration

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.

Room Furnishings & Dimensions

Each student is provided with a bed frame (bunkable), mattress (extra long), desk, chair, 3-drawer dresser, 2-drawer night stand, and wastebasket. Each suite is equipped with a full-size refrigerator. 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. 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, prorated at $15/month. If you are interested in renting a loft, please request it on your MyHousing account by August 1. Any loft requests after August 1 should be done by work order at

Micro-Fridges & Microwaves

Cambridge residents living in a standard suite are allowed to bring their own mini fridge and/or microwave (<700 Watts). However, if you would like to rent a combination microwave-refrigerator-freezer unit, you may do so at University Housing provides community-use microwaves on every floor for those who elect not to bring one or rent through the program.