CONGRATULATIONS! In about a month you are going to begin the first day of your campus experience! Everyone at Dorm@Lucky is anxiously awaiting your arrival and we’re here to help you make this transition as easy as possible. On behalf of the entire staff, thank you for choosing Dorm@Lucky and welcome to our community!
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 Dorm@Lucky program.
Who We Are
Steve Brown Apartments owns and manages Dorm@Lucky. For many years, the company owned and managed Madison’s Private Residence Halls. During that time we had thousands of students come through our doors, and we ran many of the same programs you’ll find today at Dorm@Lucky. Our fully trained residence life staff is always available to provide advice, to offer educational support, and to plan all of our social events. It is our goal to ensure that you will be able to maximize your academic performance and succeed in a relaxed, enjoyable, and rewarding social setting.
We are here to help you transition to college and dorm life; however, 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:
- Early Move-In Day: August 24th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 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!
Where to Go
- 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.
Before you arrive
Packages: 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.
Installment Payments: Your first installment (due 8/1) and security deposit ($300) must be paid before we can hand over your key! After move in your monthly installment payments can be paid online (your second installment is due 9/1). An email with you online payment enrollment code will be sent to you shortly before move in.
- Mattress pad
- Alarm clock
- Ironing board
- Laundry basket
- Shared TV
- TV stand
- Pizza cutter/pan
- Pots and pans
- Coffee maker
- Toaster oven
- Cutting board
- Food storage set
- Dish towels
- Cleaning supplies
- Bike lock (U-lock)
- Ethernet cable
- Wireless router
- Bath towels
- Hand towels
- Floor mats
- Toilet paper
- Soap dish
- Shower curtain
- Shower liner
- Toilet brush
- Personal items
MOVE IN TIP! Work with your roommates in advance of your arrival to decide who will bring which items. You should also decide if you want to order cable and other shared expenses.
DORM MATES: 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.
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!
Bikes: 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.
Parking: Car and moped parking may still available to lease. Call our offices or email to check our availability and to reserve your space.
Phone: Landline phone service is not included with your apartment, it is however available to order through ResTech Services. Visit www.restechservices.net to order.
Internet: Your apartment comes with high speed Internet access with speeds up to 1 Gbps. 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.
Business Center Services: For your convenience, Lucky offers faxing, B&W or color laser printing, and copying services. There are also computer lab kiosks available to use. There is a small fee for printing and faxing services.
Renters Insurance: 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.
Mail: 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: Pets are not allowed at Dorm@Lucky. The only exception is fish in small aquariums or bowls. Unauthorized pet fines are $500.
Music: 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.
Prohibited: 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.
Maintenance: 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.
Don’t hesitate to call or email us if you need ANY additional information: 877-36-LUCKY (toll-free) or LUCKY@STEVEBROWNAPTS.COM.
Get to know your new friends & dorm mates now!
You’ll find your RA’s, friends and neighbors at our PRIVATE Facebook group. Ask questions, check in, share room assignments and more! Go to: facebook.com/groups/710823395712706, log-in to your account and click “Join Group”.
How to get here
FROM MILWAUKEE: 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.
FROM MINNEAPOLIS: 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.
FROM CHICAGO: 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.
FROM WAUSAU: 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.
FROM DUBUQUE: 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.