Central to the grand college experience

Steps from classes.

A few minutes to mere seconds in many cases. Living at Grand Central (or its sister property next door, Xo1) puts your UW student the most centered to all classes and the icons that enrich the UW experience in Camp Randall, Kohl Center, Union South, Memorial Union and Union Terrace. Shorter walks also mean less winter chill. And less winter chill means no more excuses for missing class. 😉

Safety and security.

Grand Central is a security locked building with surveillance cameras in common areas. Taylor, our on-site manager, is on duty during business hours. And there’s 24-hour call service for urgency needs and maintenance requests. Oh, did we mention that Grand Central is in the middle of campus, surrounded by well-lit streets and school buildings? It’s indeed an extraordinary location that puts your child, well, in the cradle of the UW.

No surprise bills.

All for one monthly payment means no extra amenities fees or additional charges. Heat, electricity, high-speed Internet, furnishings, fitness center, printer/scanner access and more, just one payment each month. When you break it all down and compare, Grand Central and its sister property, Xo1, are the best value on, or off campus.

Move in, move out.

Ready, set…go! Oh we know the drill. And we have it down to an art. So take comfort when loading up your student, there’s a well oiled machine right there to help you check in. Or check out (which we hope is only because you have a new graduate leaving to take on the next chapter).

Never hesitate to call us for details.

Locally Owned and Operated

Your student’s comfort, security and experience at Grand Central is our highest priority. And there’s no better way to ensure that than to be right here for your child. In town, on campus. In the building. Not out of state and out of touch with what is happening on campus and throughout Madison on a daily basis. In fact, Grand Central was developed and is owned by former UW graduates (who live in the Madison area). You could say that’s a connection that makes your student one of us. To our future alum sisters and brothers, On Wisconsin!

We are here for you, too.

Contact us anytime you want. However you like, for whatever you need. Email, text or call (we do remember when phones were used for talking).

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in the posted rent (are there additional charges on top of the rent)?

A good question to have your daughter or son ask when looking around. Rent pays for everything. There are no extra amenities fees or additional charges. Heat, electricity, water, high-speed Internet, cable TV, furnishings, fitness center, study lounge / print access are all included. We also have trash chutes on every floor and recycle bins on each floor, to help make life a little easier.

Can rent be paid online?

We have an online payment system (the Appfolio tenant portal through our website) for eCheck (free bank transfer) and debit / credit cards. Automatic payments are possible for both methods. We also accept personal check and money order / bank check
dropped off (or mailed) to the office.

Is there an on-site manager?

His name is Taylor and the office is located in the lobby next to Java Den. Office hours are 9:00AM – 5:00PM, Monday – Friday (and by appointment). We have a 24-hour emergency maintenance line for urgent issues.

What about security?

Grand Central is a security-locked building providing 24-hour, non-monitored surveillance in common areas with private on-site security Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. In addition, we’re located in the middle of campus on the corner of well-lit streets.

How are maintenance requests handled?

The most efficient way is through the tenant portal. Residents log into their account, open the menu drop down and select Maintenance Request. We also have a 24-hour emergency maintenance line for urgent issues.

Is vehicle parking available?

Yes. Residents can lease heated, secure underground parking for $185 / month ($195 / month for non-residents). A one-month security deposit is due at signing. Temporary parking for up to a week is available for $10 / day if stalls are available. Please contact Taylor for details.

Do you have bike and moped parking?

We offer free bike and moped parking for residents in our garage and just outside the building. Residents simply register their bike or moped (or both) at the office.