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Parents & Families
Planning for Next Year
Does it seem a bit early to be talking about where your student will live next year? We agree. Unfortunately, off-campus housing options in the Madison area begin sending messages to students at this early date. We encourage you and your student to investigate all your options for living next year, including returning to the University Residence Halls.
To this end, our process for returning begins in December and continues through February, to give you enough time to consider various options and to allow your student to get to know their potential future roommates better. Please note if your student is interested in applying for a Language House, their application is due by December 16th, 2013. Above all else, please take your time in making a decision, and be sure to take a look at why thousands of University Housing residents decide to return each year.
Winter Break: December 22, 2013 – January 18, 2014
Unless a resident has signed-up for Winter Break Housing, students must vacate their rooms within 24 hours of their last exam or by noon on Sunday, December 23, whichever is earlier. For complete information about winter break move-out, including parking, dining hours, and a checklist to complete before leaving, see our Moving In & Out page.
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 the "Verify" tab to add or edit email contacts. 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:
- Leopold Residence Hall (formerly New 32 Hall) located south of Kronshage Hall and east of Cole Hall & Holt Commons in the lakeshore neighborhood opened August 2013 and is 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 has been renovated and re-opened in August 2013 with new marketplace dining venues, elevators, and common spaces