Important COVID-19 Move-Out Update for University Residence Halls

As directives and guidelines for COVID-19 change by the minute, we are hoping to speed up the process by which we are emptying the residence halls.  We urge you to sign up as soon as possible to remove your belongings if you are able to do so.

Move-Out Update

In consultation with our campus health officials, we will be expanding our options for move-out this weekend.  Additionally, based on their guidance, we are no longer limiting move-out for students who are coming from states designated as having community transmission.  However, if you have been instructed by health professionals to self-isolate or quarantine, please do not come.  More information and move-out time slots can be found at: https://www.housing.wisc.edu/residence-halls/moving/

Important Details

  • As always, we will continue to accommodate those students who have expressed a need to stay on campus. However, we will be consolidating these residents into specific buildings.
  • If you move out quickly, it allows us to have greater options for them. We have watched as the coronavirus has spread rapidly in these past two weeks and are creating contingency plans to safely house our remaining students, should we experience positive cases in the residence halls.
  • At this time, we do not have a deadline by which we are requiring residents to have removed their belongings.  You should be aware, however, that we have been asked by the state to provide housing to groups who need special housing provisions.  If your residence hall is affected by this, we may need to carefully box and securely store belongings for those who have not been able to move them.  Should that need arise, we will communicate openly and quickly about any such requirements

In this time of such uncertainty, a silver lining has been watching our Badger community come together to help one another.  Roommates helping move out the belongings of a roommate who cannot come and volunteers asking to send goody bags to those students who cannot go home, are just a few examples of the good will we have witnessed.

The situation is changing rapidly, and we recognize that it is challenging for all. Thank you for your understanding and help as we work towards the health and well-being of our community.

Campus Updates

For the latest ongoing campus updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit https://covid19.wisc.edu/


Please note: This situation is changing rapidly, and the article above will not be updated as plans change. For the latest Housing information related to COVID-19 and move-out, please visit our Moving & Breaks page.