Cambridge Commons

*Updated for Fall 2015. For Spring 2016 info, please come back in December, 2015

Students will move into Cambridge Commons on August 28-29. Please follow these guidelines to make move-in as easy as possible.

The Move-In Guide is mailed to all residents in early July. Feel free to browse the links on your right for more move in information.

Driving 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.


When you arrive at Cambridge, turn left into the driveway after the building to enter the parking garage. Once in the garage, take the elevator to the first floor to get your key and move in materials. After you’ve checked in, you can borrow a cart and unload your belongings. Please note that you may bring a maximum of two vehicles during your move in appointment, and you will have one hour to unload your belongings.

After Unloading

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. Your move in parking pass will be valid for parking in the Pick N Save lot (on Commerce Street) for 24 hours after your move in appointment. This is a temporary parking option only!

Cambridge Move In Map


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 and virtual tours.


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 at myHousing.

In order to have a loft delivered to your room prior to moving in, you must apply for a loft before August 15. Cancellations will be accepted through September 1. No refunds will be given on or after September 2 for any reason. If you choose to wait to rent a loft, you will be able to request one in-person during move-in or via work order after the first week of classes.