Urgent Moving Update

As you may have seen, Governor Evers announced today that the State of Wisconsin is preparing to issue a stay-at-home order on Tuesday for the entire state of Wisconsin.  With this new development, we must adjust our move-out plans.  We are now allowing anyone who is able to come for their belongings and get a key to your room by 9 pm tonight, before access is closed. 

All future move-out appointments have been cancelled via Sign-Up Genius.  At this time, we do not know when we will be able to safely resume move-out activities.  Please do not travel to campus or attempt to enter the residence hall buildings. We have suspended Wiscard access for all residents except those who have permission to continue living in the residence halls. Per the Governor’s order, only essential staff will be on-site and we will not be able to accommodate any unscheduled move-outs.

As we previously shared, we have been asked by the State to prepare for the potential of providing housing to groups who need special housing provisions during the COVID-19 emergency.  Although we have not been given that order yet, we need to be prepared.  As a result, we will need to carefully box and securely store belongings for those who have not been able to move out.  You will receive follow-up communications openly and quickly about this process.

We know that messages from University Housing have been shifting frequently. We are prioritizing communication to students and parents as soon as we are aware of the impact of continually changing policies and directives that we must react to. We apologize for any frustrations or challenges as we all navigate this evolving situation together. We will continue to email updates and post them to our website athttps://www.housing.wisc.edu/residence-halls/moving as we have new information.

You may continue to contact us with questions at reslife@housing.wisc.edu, but please know that our capacity in responding in a timely manner is limited, as we focus staff’s attention on other issues at hand.

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.