- Parents & Families
Parents & Families
Complete information regarding University Residence Halls move out, including parking and recycling, desk & dining hours, storage, etc. is posted on the moving in & out page.
All Halls Close Saturday, May 18
Residents must vacate their rooms within 24 hours of their last final exams and cannot stay later than 9:00 PM on Saturday, May 18, unless they are participating in graduation or work for University Housing.
NOTE: To stay overnight on Saturday, May 18, you must receive permission from your Residence Life Coordinator before Wednesday, May 15, and completely vacate your room before 12:00 PM on Sunday, May 19.
Avoid Delays & Congestion
We highly recommend residents move the majority of their belongings out of their room by Saturday, May 11 and leave only items they absolutely need to keep for final exams. If this is not feasible, try to move most items before the first day of commencement on Friday, May 17. This will help residents & families avoid the frustration of limited parking and congestion as commencement weekend draws near.
Graduation Ceremonies During Move Out
These events will make travel in the Dayton and Johnson Street areas difficult and will cause delays in moving out of Ogg, Sellery, and Witte Residence Halls. If you must move out during these dates/times, please plan for extra time:
- Friday, May 17 at 5:30 PM (busiest from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM)
- Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM (busiest from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Final Exam Care Packages
Surprise your student during final exams with a care package from UW Housing Dining & Culinary Services. The perfect gift for a student stressed-out from final exams, choose from birthday cakes, gift certificates, cookies, healthy fruit and snack bags, and studying packages that are available for same-day pick-up from their nearest dining unit.
A reminder that a $250 advance payment bill was e-mailed to future residents living in the University Residence Halls in 2013-14. This bill is due on May 1, 2013 and can be paid in My UW Housing. Students can only cancel their contract with University Housing if they are no longer attending UW-Madison.
Student Orientation, Advising, & Registration (SOAR)
Parent or family members of a new freshman should consider staying in the University Residence Halls during SOAR to get a first-hand look at the beautiful UW-Madison campus. Additional information about SOAR can be found on the UW-Madison Center for the First Year Experience website.
Email Updates for Parents
Students have the opportunity to enter an email address for a parent/guardian to receive general updates and information from the University Residence Halls. Students log in to My UW Housing and then click on “Emergency and Other Contacts” on the left side of the screen. For any email addresses entered, be sure the email user adds email@example.com to their list of contacts so messages can be received.
University Residence Halls Construction and Renovation
We are improving and expanding housing on the UW-Madison campus in response to demand from first-year students and their families. Current major projects of note include:
- New 32 Residence Hall located south of Kronshage Hall and east of Cole Hall & Holt Commons in the lakeshore neighborhood will open in August 2013 and be the new home for the GreenHouse Learning Community
- Carson Gulley Commons located south of Adams & Tripp Halls and east of Slichter Hall in the lakeshore neighborhood is being renovated and will re-open in August 2013 with new marketplace dining venues, elevators, and common spaces