Bucky Badger at fall move-in

Moving & Breaks

Spring Move-Out

April 30 – May 10, 2021

We hope you’ve had a wonderful experience living in the University Residence Halls. Check bulletin boards, messageTVs, and with University Housing staff for additional information regarding quiet hours and details specific to your hall. Have questions? Contact your House Fellow or Residence Life Coordinator.

All Halls Close Sunday, May 9

We ask that you vacate your room within 24 hours of your last final exam. Those staying until Sunday, May 9 must move out by 12pm.
Sign Up for a Move-Out Time

Policies & Expectations

In order to limit potential exposures to COVID-19 during move-out:

  • Only one guest is allowed to assist
  • Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times
  • Physical distancing must be maintained at all times

Checklist to Complete

To avoid additional charges, complete this checklist. If you have questions about the condition of your room, contact Housing staff.

  1. Sign Up for a Move-Out Time Slot in My UW Housing
  2. Remove All Belongings & Clean
    Additional cleaning will result in a minimum charge of $25.

    1. Remove all belongings from your room/hallway
    2. Donate/recycle/trash unneeded items outside at the location nearest you (see “Recycling & Donations” below)
    3. Clean and sweep/mop or vacuum your room (do not sweep dirt into the hallway)
    4. Empty and clean/wipe down waste bins, recycling bins, and drawers
    5. Remove all items (tape, stickers, poster putty, nails, etc.) from walls, ceiling, and both sides of doors, except 3M command strips (leave these on the walls)
    6. Retrieve items placed in Housing storage
    7. Leave closets and drawers open
    8. Close windows, open drapes or blinds, and turn off lights
    9. Check your mailbox one last time before turning in your key
  3. Return All Housing Items
    Housing items that are missing will result in a minimum charge of $50.

    1. Ensure all Housing furniture is in your room
    2. Return your room key (see Return Room Keys below)
  4. Clean University Housing Refrigerator
    Missing shelves, damage, or additional cleaning of Housing refrigerators will result in a minimum charge of $25.

    1. Empty, clean, defrost, and leave the refrigerator in your room (do not use sharp objects to pry ice out of the freezer)
    2. Unplug the refrigerator and leave its door open
  5. De-Loft or Un-Bunk Beds
  6. Remove Bicycles
    Take your bike with you when you leave — bikes left for more than 72 hours are considered abandoned, including at the Elm Drive bike shelter. Abandoned bikes are subject to being impounded beginning immediately after move out. If you aren’t living on campus this summer, or if you plan to stay on campus but aren’t using your bike, take your bike home! See the Transportation Services website for more information on bike impoundment. We are not responsible for abandoned bicycles left on bike racks.
  7. Complete the Checkout Process in My UW Housing
    1. Lock your door when you leave
  8. Return Room Keys
    All residents must return their room keys before leaving. Unreturned keys will require a lock change and a $50 charge.

    1. Remove key chains or rings from keys
    2. Return your room key directly to your hall’s desk staff
      — OR —
      Place your room key in the black key drop box on the counter at your hall’s desk (at Holt, the dropbox is outside the west entrance, and at Carson’s it is outside the lower entrance door)

Parking

The following information is effective on the UW-Madison campus from Friday, April 31 – Sunday, May 9. For each University Residence Hall, there are several options for parking during move out.

Note: storage pods/containers are not allowed to be delivered to campus without a permit.

Recycling & Donations

Did you know that over 90% of belongings in your room can be recycled or donated? In 2019, students and their families diverted over 109,000 pounds of waste from the landfill during move-out. Please recycle or donate as many of your belongings as possible at a recycling location near you (see locations below). Only items that do not fit in the below categories should go in landfill containers. Know before you throw, ask a recycling site volunteer if you have questions. Badgers live sustainably!

Outdoor Recycling & Donation Areas

Sort items in the recycling bins in your room and empty them in your nearest outdoor trash/recycling area.

  • Carpet: foam mattresses, cushions, pillows, rugs, items with foam stuffing
  • Donations: clothes, shoes, furniture, gently used futons, working computer equipment/microwaves, small working appliances
  • E-Waste: broken electronics, lamps, microwaves, TVs, small refrigerators, DVD players
  • Metal: futon frames, metal lamps
  • Lightbulbs
  • Mixed Paper: all paper and cardboard
  • Cans, Bottles, and Glass: empty before recycling
  • Compost: all food waste
  • Trash: take all trash outside to the dumpster

Near Hall Desks

  • Books, School Supplies, and Food
    • No frozen and/or perishable food
  • Plastic Bags

Recycling & Donation Locations

  • Southeast: Chadbourne, Ogg, Sellery, Smith, Witte
  • Lakeshore: Dejope, Holt, Leopold, Tripp Circle, Waters

Be a Recycling Volunteer

Want to help direct students and their families on how to recycle during move-out? Check out the volunteer flier and if you are able, sign-up to staff one of the sites.

Address Changes

Use MyUW to change your mailing address for the summer and fall. Your mail will then automatically be sent to this new address. If you want newspapers and magazines forwarded, you must send a change of address to the publisher. If your mailing address is not updated after you move out, any mail or packages sent to the residence halls will be returned to the sender.

Rental References

If you would like to use University Housing as a rental reference, leasing agents can send their housing verification questionnaire to the UW Housing Cashier’s Office inbox.

Wiscard Account Balances

We encourage you to closely monitor your Wiscard balance as the end of the semester approaches. Additional information about your Wiscard, including what happens to the balance in your account at the end of the school year and information about how to close your account is available on the Wiscard FAQs page.

Quiet Hours

All residence halls will have 24-hour quiet hours starting no later than Friday, April 30 at 12am. Overnight guests are not permitted in the residence halls during 24-hour quiet hours.

Desk Hours

Hall desks will remain open for regular hours until Saturday, May 8. Desks will be open for different hours starting on Sunday, May 9:

  • Sunday, May 2: last day of Info Lab equipment checkout
  • Wednesday, May 5: all Info Lab equipment due back to desks
  • Sunday, May 9: desks open 7am – 12pm

Convenient Storage and Pickup

If you need summer storage, Lazybones is an authorized service provider affiliated with UW-Madison offering storage and shipping with free packing boxes, pick-up from your room, and delivery. Lazybones can store your possessions for the summer and deliver them to your new address in the fall, even before you arrive. To use the Lazybones service, sign-up online, email wecare@mylazybones.com, or call 877-215-2105.

Dining

Most dining locations will close for the academic year after Friday, May 7.

wdt_ID Neighborhood Location Saturday, 5/1 Sunday, 5/2 Monday, 5/3 - Thursday, 5/6 Friday, 5/7 Saturday, 5/8
1 Lakeshore Four Lakes Market 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 7am - 9pm 7am - 8pm Closed
2 Lakeshore Flamingo Run @ Dejope 10am - 1am 10am - 12am 10am - 12am 10am - 8pm 10am - 3pm
3 Lakeshore Bean & Creamery @ Dejope 9am - 10pm 9am - 10pm 7am - 10pm 7am - 8pm 8am - 3pm
4 Lakeshore Carson's Market Closed Closed Starship Delivery:11am - 7:30pm Starship Delivery:11am - 3pm Closed
7 Lakeshore Liz's Market 11:15am - 7pm 11:15am - 7pm 7am - 7:30pm 7am - 1:30pm Closed
9 Southeast Gordon Avenue Market 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 7am - 9pm 7am - 8pm Closed
10 Southeast Southeast Cafe @ Gordon 8am - 8pm 8am - 8pm 7am - 8pm 7am - 8pm Closed
12 Southeast Flamingo Run @ Gordon 10am - 1am 10am - 12am 10am - 12am 10am - 8pm 10 am - 4 pm
14 Southeast Rheta's Market Closed 11am - 8pm 7:30am - 8pm 7:30am - 1:30pm Closed
15 Southeast Flamingo Run @ Rheta's 9:30am - 11pm 9:30am - 11pm 9:30am - 11pm 9:30am - 8pm Closed

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Fall Move-In

August 2021

Dates and details for fall 2021 move-in will determined in summer 2021. Specific move-in dates and times are shared with students via email and in My UW Housing.

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November Break

November 2021

All University Residence Halls will remain open through November Break without charge for residents who choose to remain on campus. Additional information regarding November Break 2021 will be published in October 2021.

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Fall End-of-Semester

December 2021

Dates and details for fall 2021 move-out will determined in fall 2021. Specific move-in dates and times are shared with students via email and in My UW Housing.

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Winter Break

December 24, 2021 – January 24, 2022

All University Residence Halls will close for winter break. Winter break housing is an available option during the period between the fall and spring semesters for an additional fee.

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Spring Move-In

January 2022

All University Residence Halls will re-open before spring semester classes begin. Additional information regarding spring move-in 2022 will be published in December 2021.

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Fall Move-In (2020)

August 25-31, 2020

Dates for fall 2020 move-in will be August 25 – 31, 2020. Members of a few approved student groups may receive an earlier move-in date. Specific move-in dates and times are shared with students via email and in My UW Housing.

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Requirements

To help prepare for a smooth move-in experience, please partner with us to share the responsibility of keeping our campus healthy and safe. Residents are allowed to bring up to two helpers during move-in. All individuals will need to wear face coverings during the process and maintain physical distancing from other residents and their helpers. If residents or potential helpers are currently quarantined for COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms, they should not come to campus until medically cleared.

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Schedule a Testing Appointment

Residents are required to be tested for COVID-19 on their move-in day, even if they have previously tested positive. Follow these directions to schedule your move-in day testing appointment in MyUHS at the Holt (lakeshore neighborhood) or Ogg (southeast neighborhood) testing locations before you come to campus.

Note: if you are unable to find an appointment at your preferred time, please check back the following day.

If you have previously tested positive for COVID-19, follow these steps to submit a prior test result. Surveillance testing will begin on September 2.

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What to Bring

  • Valid government-issued photo ID
  • Printed parking permit (available to download in the “Move-In” section of My UW Housing)
  • Cell phone
  • Face coverings (required for you and all helpers)
  • Bedsheets (twin XL, twin with extra deep corners, or jersey sheets)
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Water
  • Rubber mallet (to assist with lofting)
  • See what furnishings are provided and what Bucky would bring for a full list of items to bring and items that are not allowed

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Request a Wiscard

Enrolled students at UW-Madison are required to get a Wiscard (the official UW-Madison photo ID) that will allow you to access your residence hall, pay for items at our dining markets and convenience stores, and use other campus services. Check your preferred email address listed in MyUW for an invitation to request your Wiscard. If you have questions or didn’t receive an email, contact the Wiscard Office directly.

Important Note: requests must be received two business days before your move-in day to ensure cards are ready before move-in. You will be given your Wiscard during move-in at no cost after presenting a valid government-issued photo ID.

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On Your Move-In Day

If able, residents should print their individualized parking permit (available to download in the “Move-In” section of My UW Housingbefore their assigned move-in day. Around 6:00 AM CT on your assigned move-in day you’ll receive a reminder text to the cell phone number listed in MyUW with directions.

Parking & Arrival

Entries and parking for each residence hall community can be viewed on the below map.

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Check-In

After parking at your residence hall, reply to the reminder text and inform us of your arrival. Include a short description of your vehicle (e.g. make, model, and color). Staff will come to scan your printed parking permit, verify your identity, and check you in. You’ll be given your room key, Wiscard, a moving cart to borrow for transporting belongings, and a bag of giveaway items.

Note: if arriving by taxi, bus, residents should go to their hall desk to check-in and do not need a parking permit.

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Move In

You’ll have 90 minutes to move in from the start of your assigned move-in time (3:00 PM). After 90 minutes, you must move your car. Long-term parking will not be available on campus during move-in but City of Madison parking ramps are available. Moving carts must be returned upon completion of move-in. Carts will be disinfected between move-in shifts.

Note: while our move-in time slots are two hours, Housing staff need the extra 30 minutes to clean, reset, and empty unloading lots.

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Set Up Your Room

Beds will be set at half lofting height (except in Sellery and Waters Residence Halls, where beds will be unlofted). Staff will not be available to assist with lofting during move-in. Residents can request lofting assistance via a maintenance request after move-in.

Note: in Sellery and Waters, additional lofting pins are available at the hall desk.

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Remove Trash & Recycling

To minimize touch-points, all trash and recycling is your responsibility to remove from your residence hall. Trash/recycling rooms will not be available on your floor.

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Get Tested

A QR code will be sent to your phone before your appointment which you’ll need to have ready to present when you arrive. Wear a face covering and maintain a six-foot distance from others while in line. Signs will designate the entrance to the testing location when you arrive for your appointment.

  1. Your QR code will be scanned and you’ll be given a test kit with instructions to obtain a self-collected nasal specimen
  2. University Health Services (UHS) staff will scan the label on your test kit and observe while you perform the self-swab in a designated area
  3. Replace your face covering, use hand sanitizer, and proceed to the exit
  4. You’ll receive results via a MyUHS secure message within 72 hours — make sure to add your cell phone number in MyUHS to receive text message notifications

Dining

We’ve made changes to this year’s operations to keep everyone safe and healthy:

  • All food will be served to go. There will be no in-house dining.
  • There will be a variety of grab and go items, breakfast foods, prepackaged salads and sandwiches, and hot food offerings for you to select from. Self-service areas of the market (such as salad bars, soup bars, etc.) are closed.
  • All food will be served in disposable/compostable to-go containers as will dinnerware.
  • A variety of bottled beverages are available in cases. All self-serve beverage dispensers are closed.
  • Access to dining locations will be limited to Housing staff and residents only.
  • Only a limited number of people will be allowed in the marketplace at once.

Please remember to practice good physical distancing as well when in the markets to ensure the health of yourself and others.

Southeast Dining Location Hours

wdt_ID Dining Location Dining Venue Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 Gordon Avenue Market 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
2 Late Night 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3 Flamingo Run 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
4 Southeast Cafe 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5 Rheta's Market 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM CLOSED 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6 Flamingo Run 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7 Starbucks 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Lakeshore Dining Location Hours

wdt_ID Dining Location Dining Venue Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 Four Lakes Market 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
2 Flamingo Run 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
3 Bean & Creamery 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4 Carson's Market* CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
5 Liz's Market 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM 11:15 AM - 7:00 PM 11:15 AM - 7:00 PM

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Desk Information

Your hall desk is where you can check your mailbox, pick-up packages, check out vacuums, and more. Desk staff can also answer questions, resolve room key or Wiscard issues, or provide info about campus or local areas.

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Internet & TV

UWNet Internet service is available in all rooms and residence hall common areas, including floor dens and main lounges. High-definition cable TV service is also available in residence hall rooms. To connect your TV, you will need a coaxial video cable. In addition, TV can be watched on an iOS or Android device on campus by downloading the Charter U app.

How to Connect to the Internet

  1. Enable wi-fi on your computer or mobile device
  2. Select “UWNet” from the list of available networks
  3. Open a web browser — it will redirect to the UWNet registration page
  4. Enter your campus-assigned NetID and password and click “Log-in”

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Construction Projects

Both campus and University Housing construction projects may be ongoing during move-in, and some campus road closures may affect traffic.

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Renter’s Insurance

We strongly recommend you obtain insurance for your personal items and liability. You will be held financially liable for damage as a result of negligence on your part. Be sure to have adequate coverage for fire and water damage.

  • Check to see if you are already covered on your family’s homeowners insurance
  • Ask your family about adding a rider onto existing insurance policies
  • Obtain your own policy

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Wisconsin App

The “Wisconsin” app is the official UW-Madison mobile application for iOS and Android devices. It features real-time bus departures/arrivals and schedules, maps, and many other resources for you to use anywhere.

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Spring Move-In (2020)

January 20–24, 2021

All University Residence Halls will re-open before spring semester classes begin. the spring semester starting on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, and residents must sign-up for a move-in day and time in early-January in My UW Housing to ensure physical distancing and available parking. Move-in dates will be available from January 20–24 from 8am–7pm.

Policies & Expectations

In order to limit potential exposures to COVID-19 during move-in:

  • Only one guest is allowed to assist
  • Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times
  • Physical distancing must be maintained at all times

Getting to Your Check-In Location

Check-in locations for each residence hall can be viewed on our spring move-in map.

Unloading & Parking

After arriving near your residence hall, you’ll have 20 minutes to unload. After unloading, vehicles will need to be moved to the nearest paid ramp or mobile visitor stall to ensure the next round of residents moving in have space to unload.

Roommate Arrivals

Roommates will not be allowed to move in on the same day. This allows contact to be limited with each other before a first COVID-19 test/result and possibly avoiding having to quarantine.

Spring Testing

Residents will be required to test for COVID-19 upon arrival by using the Safer Badgers app to check wait times and visiting the test site that works best for them. Safer Badgers will also tell residents when they need to complete their next test to stay in compliance. Residents should primarily get tested at one of the Housing testing sites (Holt Center or Ogg Residence Hall) if they are moving in on a weekday. Other campus testing sites can be used if a resident is moving in at night or on the weekend.

After arriving, residents should restrict their movement to essential activities until they complete two negative on-campus tests. This means residents should:

  • Stay in their room as much as possible
  • Only take part in required academic and work activities
  • Stay away from gatherings with people other than their roommate

Other than certain approved exceptions*, residents will be required to test every 72 hours throughout the semester.

*Students who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 are exempted from engaging in testing for 90 days after a positive test. After the 90-day period ends, students must follow campus testing procedures. If a student was tested off campus before the spring semester, they must submit proof of a positive test, including the lab result and the result interpretation via the Safer Badgers app for assessment. Students who have received the COVID-19 vaccine are still required to follow the testing process at this time. The vaccine efficacy rate is not 100%, which can result in some who are vaccinated contracting and transmitting the virus.

Desk Hours

Hall desks will be open on all move-in days. Desks will return to regular hours on January 25.

Dining Hours

Dining locations will be open only to Housing residents and staff. All locations will be open for limited hours starting on January 18 and will return to their regular hours on January 24.

wdt_ID Location Venue 5/1 & 5/2 5/3 - 5/6 5/7 5/8
1 Carson's Market Delivery through Starship Only 11 am - 7:30 pm 11 am - 7:30 pm 11 am -3:00 pm CLOSED
2 Four Lakes Market 9 am - 9 pm 7 am - 9 pm 7 am - 8 pm CLOSED
3 Flamingo Run 5/1 - 10 am - 1 am, 5/2 - 10 am - 12 am 10 am - 12 am 10 am - 8 pm CLOSED
4 Bean & Creamery 9 am - 10 pm 7 am - 10 pm 7 am - 8 pm CLOSED
5 Gordon Avenue Market 9 am - 9pm 7 am - 9 pm 7 am - 8 pm CLOSED
6 Flamingo Run 5/1 - 10 am - 1 am, 5/2 - 10 am - 12 am 10 am - 12 Am 10 am - 8 pm CLOSED
7 Southeast Cafe 8 am - 8 pm 7 am - 8 pm 7 am - 8 pm CLOSED
8 Late Night 5 pm - 10 pm 5 pm - 10 pm 5 pm - 10 pm 5 pm - 10 pm
9 Liz's Market 11:15 am - 7 pm 7 am - 7:30 pm 7 am - 1:30 pm CLOSED
12 Starbucks 7 am - 7 pm 7 am - 7 pm 7 am - 7 pm 7 am - 3 pm

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