As the academic year comes to a close, we will soon be preparing the residence halls for summer residents and guests. This year’s summer operations will be scaled back from normal, due to the pandemic, but we still will have a lot of activity. Summer term residents will be living in Dejope Hall, and all summer groups will be staying in Leopold Hall. Conference summaries will be posted on the Conference Services SharePoint site. For dining, Four Lakes Market will be open daily from May 17 to August 14 to serve our summer groups with an all-you-care-to-eat meal service.
Any residents and guests who test positive for COVID-19 will isolate in Humphrey Hall if they chose to not go home. For limited cases of quarantine (due to close exposure), residents will stay in Phillips Hall if they chose to not go home. The Conference Services staff will be teaming with Desk Services and Residence Life to support those students in isolation and quarantine housing this summer.
Our Residence Hall Facilities team will also be busy this summer as work continues on the Sellery Hall renovation, focusing on the connecting tower and new 11th floor, as well as some common areas. There will also be work in Rheta’s Market to renovate the tray return system, and a variety of other small updates throughout the residence halls.
Much of the other work in the Division this summer will focus on fall reopening, as we plan for how to safely resume more typical operations and programming while accommodating a large incoming freshman class. Many details about fall are still being evaluated by Housing and campus, along with health experts, but all signs point towards a return to the bustling UW-Madison campus and in-person experience that we have largely been missing this past year.
Thank you to all Housing staff for your hard work, flexibility, and dedication to get us through this difficult year. It challenged us in ways that we’ve never faced before, but we made it. Now, as we move on to summer and preparation for next fall, we look forward to a gradual return to “normal,” and we thank you for helping us get there.