Housing Halloween Visitor Policy

During the Halloween weekend (Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1), to maintain safety for our residents and our community, University Residence Halls follow a revised visitor policy from what is outlined in the Student Housing Handbook. During this no-guest period, students may not visit residence halls other than their own. Students in resident areas must be residents of that hall. Visitors from other residence halls or off-campus are not allowed.

Residence halls will be locked throughout the Halloween weekend, and policies will be enforced by University Housing and UW Police, so please carry your Wiscard and room key with you at all times for access and verifying your resident status.

We encourage all residents to stay home for Halloween this year, make smart choices, and remain vigilant about preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Remember to Wear Your Face Covering

Just as a reminder, employees, students, visitors on campus property must wear a face covering both inside and outside unless unless (1) they are working alone in a private office, (2) they are exercising outside, or (3) they are unable to wear a face covering for health or other reasons.

This includes when you are on a bus or in a university vehicle with another person. This requirement applies even to those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days. 

In the residence halls, residents and visitors are expected to wear a face-covering at all times while outside of a resident’s room. Face coverings must be worn while in hallways and common areas such as dens and kitchens, restrooms, and in the lobby. Face coverings are not required when it is not conducive to performing a task (i.e. brushing your teeth, showering, eating, drinking, etc.)

For more information on campus face covering policies, visit UW-Madison’s COVID-19 Response page.