Cambridge Commons

*Updated for Spring 2020 info

Your Move-In Time

Cambridge Commons Move-In will occur on January 18-20, 2020. You may come anytime after 10am on January 18.

Move-in Day

Cambridge Commons is located at 2323 N. Cambridge Avenue.

Parking is available on both Cambridge Avenue and North Avenue.


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), mattress pad, desk, chair, dresser, and wastebasket. Students are not allow to bring refrigerators in Cambridge Commons because 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, prorated at $15/month. If you are interested in renting a loft, please request it on your MyHousing account by August 15. Any loft requests after August 15 should be done by work order at