Alternative Housing Option

By: Lisa Schram
Now you are accepted into UW-Madison. The next thing you will need is a place to live. There are many options in Madison such as: on-campus resident halls, apartments, rental houses, or cooperatives. This was a hard decision for me, but I choose to live in a co-ed cooperative called the Babcock House. What a unique name huh? The name Babcock comes from Dr. Stephen Babcock, the professor that invented the milk butter fat test in 1890, right here on campus. Dr. Babcock founded the house to provide male students studying agriculture with economical housing while they were attending UW-Madison. Babcock House is one of the oldest running cooperatives in the nation today so traditions are a big part of the house. Along with traditions, it is one the cheapest housing options near campus with a base rent of $420/month which includes: internet, cable TV, utilities, furnished rooms, laundry, 8 professionally cooked meals, and an unforgettable experience. If you ever question where to live while attending school here at UW-Madison, I can certainly vouch for the home-like atmosphere of the Babcock House. Living here has easily been among the best decisions of my college career, but to truly understand the benefits of this house I encourage you to experience it for yourself.