When you arrive at Sandburg, follow appropriate signs to the entrance of the parking garage. Please wait inside your vehicle 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 in the Sandburg Circle Drive, but they are not encouraged.
Sandburg Hall is located at 3400 N. Maryland Avenue.
For the ease of traffic flow (and because we don’t know what snowfall will look 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 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 & Guest Policies
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 www.guestpass.uwm.edu. 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 www.guestpass.uwm.edu. 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.
Room Furnishings & Dimensions
Each student is provided with a bed frame (bunkable), mattress (extra long), desk, chair, 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, prorated at $15/month. If you are interested in renting a loft, please request one on MyHousing up until August 1. After August 1, all loft requests are processed by work order at www.fixit.uwm.edu.
Micro-Fridges & Microwaves
If you would like to rent a combination microwave-refrigerator-freezer unit, you may do so at www.mycollegefridge.com. 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.