Your College Experience is What You Make of It. When you arrive at Lucky, it will be the first day of your campus experience and as a resident at Dorm@Lucky! Everyone on our team will be anxiously awaiting your arrival and will be there to help you make this transition as easy as possible. We’ll see you soon!
The term community is an important one to us. The emphasis at Dorm@Lucky is to build a community and an experience through shared responsibility. Together, we’ll create the environment in which you’ll live, and together we’ll all create the experience you and your neighbors will have.
During your college career, you will need plenty of time to study, sometimes late into the evening. You will need to sleep, some more than others. You will also need time to socialize. Half of your college experience is found outside of the classroom: discussing new ideas with friends, participating in sports, clubs, or the Greek system. Everyone will be studying, sleeping, and socializing at different times and on different days. This means that we all need to be aware of our neighbors and support their right to succeed academically and socially. We ask that you respect all of the individuals on your floor and throughout the building.
Group living is dynamic. A successful community reflects the ability and willingness of its members to create and maintain healthy relationships. This requires continuous effort and compromise. Our residence life team and staff are on hand to help with this process. They are warm, caring individuals who have been where you are and will listen and provide guidance and opportunities for social and educational information, as you need it.
We hope that you will play an active role at Dorm@Lucky and help contribute to the success of the community. We ask that you come prepared to compromise and to take advantage of the opportunities that will be provided. Our goal is to ensure that you gain insight into your own development as a result of your participation in our program.
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As with anything worthwhile, it will be you who determines the success of your experience. We look forward to sharing an exceptional year with you!
Move In Day!
There are two official move-in days at Dorm@Lucky:
2024 Early Move-In Day:
August 23rd from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2024 Standard Move-In Day:
August 30th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Most residents (about 85%) sign up for early move-in so they can participate in Dorm@Lucky’s Welcome Week. Coming early lets you get used to college life and meet friends before you have to hit the books. Our event schedule will be available on move-in day, and includes outdoor adventures, laser tag, campus tours, cookouts, sports events, and more! Sign up for EMI here.
Where to Go to Unload
Our Garage Entrance is on Johnson Street
- Enter the Lucky garage through the entrance on Johnson Street.
- Drive up to the first level and temporarily park by the entrance to the elevator lobby. Our staff will be waiting to guide you to the right places.
- Go to the service desk to register and to get your move-in packet and key card.
- Drive up to the second level and pull up to the elevator lobby entrance. Our staff will help you unload your items into this lobby.
- Once your vehicle is unloaded, park your car on the second level and move the rest of your things into your new home. Please move your car(s) once you’re settled so that other residents can have this same convenience.
Three Things to Know Before You Arrive
We’re happy to accept any packages that are shipped on the day of, or after, your arrival. Unfortunately, we cannot allow you to leave boxes with us prior to your move-in day, nor can we accept packages that arrive early, or that do not have your name and apartment number on them.
Any packages you are planning to have shipped to the property should use this address format: your name, 777 University Ave., your apartment number, Madison, WI 53715.
Your apartment number is provided in the same letter that has your roommate matching information and floorplan.
Your first installment (due 8/1 – BEFORE move-in) and the balance of the security deposit ($250) must be paid before we can hand over your key! As a reminder, your second installment is due 9/1 regardless of when you move in. We encourage you to pay using the same online portal you used when applying. If you didn’t apply online, an email with your online payment enrollment code will be sent to you shortly before move-in.
Your roommate’s information (if you have one) will be confirmed in early August. We encourage you to use social media and email to start to get to know them. If you find that you are having trouble getting along with your roommate, we encourage you to talk to any of our Resident Assistants. They are trained to help you work through your differences. We’ll do our best to help you, but you should be aware that switching roommates is not a likely solution.
What You Need and What’s Included
Your suite will come with a LIVING ROOM set that has a sofa, slipper chair, coffee table and end table. The size of the unit you are in will determine exactly how much furniture the living room comes with.
Your BEDROOM will come with a writing desk and chair, and a comfortable bed. Bunkable twin beds are provided for residents in doubles, and full beds are provided for residents in singles. Closets have organizers with drawers in them. If you are sharing a bedroom, each roommate will have their own writing desk. The beds are standard size – no long sheets are necessary!
The KITCHEN has a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and a dishwasher. There are plenty of drawers and cabinets as well. We do not limit the appliance types you can bring. Air fry away!
Each BATHROOM has a sink, vanity, mirror, toilet, and tub or shower stall. Some units also come with additional storage spaces. Shower curtains and hooks, towels, and rugs are not provided. It’s recommended that you purchase an extra long shower curtain liner to avoid water damage in your bathroom. You will need to provide your own toilet paper, toilet brush, and wastebasket.
There is a LAUNDRY ROOM on your floor. Please bring detergent for high-efficiency machines and use the recommended amount of soap (which is less than you think) and do not overload your clothes to avoid breaking the machines and/or ruining your clothes.
You Will Need to Bring These Items With You
- Sheets (standard length)
- Mattress pad
- Alarm clock
- Iron and ironing board/steamer
- Laundry basket/bag
- Laundry detergent (for HE)
- Winter gear
- Shared TV
- TV stand
- Throw blankets/pillows
- Game consoles
- Area rug
- Pizza cutter/pan
- Pots and pans
- Coffee maker
- Toaster or toaster oven
- Cutting board
- Can opener
- Food storage set
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups
- Dish towels
- Paper towels
- Dish soap (sink and dishwasher)
- Cleaning supplies
- Bike lock (U-lock)
- Ethernet cable
- Wireless router (for 1 Gbps speeds)
- Surge protectors
- Charging cables
- School/desk supplies
- Bath towels
- Hand towels
- Floor mats
- Toilet paper
- Cold medicine
- Pain relievers
- Soap dish
- Shower curtain
- Shower curtain liner (extra long)
- Toilet brush/cleaner
- Personal items
Remember – Dorm@Lucky is different than most residence halls. You don’t need to bring a futon; a sofa is provided. The furniture in double rooms is easy to bunk, you don’t need to purchase any extra equipment. You can bring regular length sheets, you can rent a safe for your closet if you need additional security, and your bedroom floor already has wall-to-wall carpet!
We’re happy to provide free bike storage in the two-story Lucky garage. Please make sure to securely lock your bike and to register it with the City.
Car and moped parking may still available to lease. Call our offices or email to check our availability and to reserve your space.
Landline phone service is not included with your apartment, it is however available to order through ResTech Services. Visit www.restechservices.net to order.
Your apartment comes with wired high-speed Internet access. You will need an Ethernet cable to connect to the Internet. If you would like wireless Internet in your residence please bring a wireless router with you or plan to rent one from ResTech Services.
Insure your belongings against damage and theft by obtaining renters insurance. Per your contract, you are required to carry renters insurance with at least $100k in liability coverage and to name us as an “additional interested party” on the policy. If we don’t receive proof of insurance by August 1st you will be automatically enrolled in our master policy with liability only coverage for a nominal monthly fee.
The post office distributes your mail into your mailbox in the second-floor mail room. There is also a full post office located less than a block away from Lucky on Lake Street. Please use this address format:
Pets are not allowed at Dorm@Lucky. The only exception is fish in small aquariums or bowls. Unauthorized pet fines are $500.
Amplifiers are not allowed at Dorm@Lucky. If you bring a musical instrument, such as an electric guitar, you will not be allowed to play it at Dorm@ Lucky.
For the safety of all residents, you may not bring dangerous weapons, ammunition, fireworks, explosives, alcohol or illegal drugs. Smoking is not allowed on the premises.
If there is a problem with your apartment, please request maintenance right away. You can submit requests online or contact the front desk. Repairs will be made as quickly as possible, generally within 24-hours, and will be completed in order of urgency. In case of an emergency, we have a 24-hour emergency service for weekends, holidays, and after office hours. Call 608-237-2777 to request emergency maintenance.
How to Get Here
Take I-94 West toward Madison. Continue onto WI-30 W (signs for Madison). Take the U.S. 151 S exit toward State Capital. Turn right onto US-151 S/East Washington Avenue. Turn right onto North Baldwin Street. Take the 3rd left onto East Gorham Street (at the light). East Gorham Street transitions into University Avenue. Lucky will be on your Left at the intersection of University and Lake Streets. Due to one-way traffic you’ll need to go around the block to access our parking garage. Pass Lake Street and go up one block to Park Street. Turn left on Park Street. Then turn left on West Johnson Street. Our parking garage is on the left side and is clearly marked.
Take I-94 East into Wisconsin. Take exit 132 to merge onto US-51 South. Turn right at US-151 South/East Washington Avenue. Turn right onto North Baldwin Street. Take the 3rd left onto East Gorham Street (at the light). East Gorham Street transitions into University Avenue. Lucky will be on your Left at the intersection of University and Lake Streets. Due to one-way traffic you’ll need to go around the block to access our parking garage. Pass Lake Street and go up one block to Park Street. Turn left on Park Street. Then turn left on West Johnson Street. Our parking garage is on the left side and is clearly marked.
Take I-90 West/I-94 West/Kennedy Expressway West. Continue to follow I-90 West into Wisconsin. Take exit 142A on the left to merge onto West Beltline Hwy/US-12 West/US-18 West toward Madison. Take exit 261A-261B for US-151 N/Park Street toward US-14 E/Oregon. Turn right onto US-151 N/South Park Street. Continue to follow South Park Street. Turn right at West Johnson Street (one way). Our parking garage is on the left side and will be clearly marked.
Take US-51 South/WI-29 East. Continue to follow US-51 South. Continue on I-39 S. Take the exit onto I-39 South/I-90 East/I-94 East toward Madison. Take exit 132 to merge onto US-51 South. Turn right at US-151 South/East Washington Avenue. Turn right onto North Baldwin Street. Take the 3rd left onto East Gorham Street (at the light). East Gorham Street transitions into University Avenue. Lucky will be on your Left at the intersection of University and Lake Streets. Due to one-way traffic you’ll need to go around the block to access our parking garage. Pass Lake Street and go up one block to Park Street. Turn left on Park Street. Then turn left on West Johnson Street. Our parking garage is on the left side and is clearly marked.
Take US-151 North into Wisconsin. Continue onto Verona Road. Continue onto South Midvale Blvd. Turn right onto Nakoma Road. Continue onto Monroe Street. Make a slight left onto North Randall Ave. Take the 3rd right onto Campus Drive. Campus Drive becomes West Johnson Street. Our parking garage is on the left side and is clearly marked.