Badger Buddies and Bucky pose outside Ogg Hall before move-in

Moving & Breaks

Welcome to University Residence Halls! Whether you’re arriving on campus for the very first time with a van full of boxes or simply planning your trip home for a break, we work to make your experience as convenient as possible. Watch this page for parking/traffic info, dining options, desk hours, check-in/out details, and more for each of the major parts of the school year. Full details are posted in the weeks prior to each period when the information becomes available.

August 31 & September 1, 2019

Move-in days for fall 2019 are Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, 2019. Residents are assigned to one of these days in My UW Housing based on the residence hall they are assigned to in June, so we recommend waiting to make travel plans until after June. Some residents will be required to move-in a few days earlier if they will be a Housing employee or part of specific approved groups so that they can participate in required trainings or orientation activities. Students in those groups will be notified by Housing in the summer if they have an earlier move-in date.

Additional information regarding Fall Move-In 2019 will be published in Summer 2019.

November 28 – December 1, 2019

All University Residence Halls will remain open through Thanksgiving Break without charge. Additional information regarding Thanksgiving Break 2019 will be published in October 2019.

December 13, 2019 – January 20, 2020

All University Residence Halls will close for Winter Break at 12pm on Saturday, December 21, 2019. Residents who wish to stay until Noon on Sunday, December 21, 2019 must be approved by residence life staff. Winter Break Housing is an available option during the period between the fall and spring semesters for an additional fee. Additional information regarding Winter Break 2019-20 will be published in November 2019.

January 13 – 19, 2020

All University Residence Halls will open for the spring semester on January 18, 2020. Additional information regarding Spring Move-In 2020 will be published in December 2019.

March 14 – 22, 2020

All University Residence Halls will remain open through Spring Break without charge. Additional information regarding Spring Break 2020 will be published in February 2020.

May 1 – 10, 2020

All University Residence Halls will close on Sunday, May 10 at 12pm. Additional information regarding Spring Move-Out 2020 will be published in April 2020.