As UW-Madison moves forward with its Smart Restart plans to reopen this fall, we’re excited to welcome our Badgers back to #LiveWithBucky in the residence halls. For detailed plans and FAQs about measures that Housing is taking to address COVID-19 and have a successful reopening, please visit our Fall Reopening Guide.
New residents for 2020-21 can look below for details specific to fall 2020 move-in.
Previous Residents Move-Out
We will be offering dates in August for previous 2019-20 residents who have not yet been able to remove their packed belongings from storage. Students will receive an email with a move-out signup link to select a specific day and time during these dates.
Storage & Shipping
If students were unable to move out their personal items in the spring, their items were professionally packed and stored in a clean, secure area within the residence halls. University Housing will not charge residents for this packing and storage service. Boxes are labeled clearly with the Hall Name, House Name, and Room Number. Please note, all items in a room were boxed up together, so students may need to sort through items if their roommate’s belongings were also in the room.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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When can I come and move my belongings out?
Students with belongings to pick up will receive an email to sign up for a specific day and time during August. Links to the signups for each specific hall are in the expanding menu above.
Can my roommate or friend pick up my belongings for me?
Yes. If you need someone else to pick-up your items, sign-up for a time slot under your name. In the comments sections of that reservation add the name of the individual who will be moving your items on your behalf. Then, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval.
What happens if I unable to retrieve my belongings before September?
Please contact us at email@example.com, and we will work out arrangements with you.
Can I leave my belongings in my room until next year if I am in the same room?
No. You are unable to leave your items in the same room for next year. A contracted professional moving company has boxed and stored belongings for those who were not yet able to move out their items.
Where do I turn in my key?
Students should check out at the front desk or drop of their key to the key drop box at the desk.
Will I get reimbursed if you break or lose my belongings?
UW-Madison, as an agency of the State of Wisconsin, is insured by the State against losses resulting from the negligence of State employees. If your property is damaged as a result of negligence by a UW-Madison employee, you may file a claim for reimbursement with UW-Madison’s Risk Management Department.
What happens with my mail?
We are continuing to accept mail and packages at this time and are forwarding them to your active address in MyUW. Make sure this mailing address is updated. Additionally, please make sure to change your address on any online retailer you use frequently.
What about my bike and moped?
UW-Madison Transportation Services has stated that no bicycles or mopeds will be impounded at this time. They will extend the “abandoned” date through an undetermined date in the summer. More information will be provided on the process when normal campus activities resume.
UW-Madison has canceled all in-person summer courses to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 virus on our campus. As a result, Summer Term Housing in the University Residence Halls will not be available in Summer 2020. Housing will only be available to residents who are already approved to still be on campus.
University Housing Dining has made changes to this year’s summer operations to limit open locations and hours. Here’s how we’re working 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.
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|5||Gordon Ave. Market||Lunch 11am-1pm, Dinner 4-7pm|
|6||The Bean & Creamery||Closed|
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 a move-in date earlier that week. Specific move-in dates and times are assigned to students along with their hall assignments, so please do not make travel arrangements until you have received your move-in time. If the assigned time does not work for you, you can reschedule in the My UW Housing portal by cancelling your original appointment and selecting from other available times. Time slots are structured to limit the number of families moving into a building at any given time and allow for safe distancing.
Residents will be allowed to bring up to two helpers during move-in, and all individuals will need to wear face coverings during the process. In August, students will receive a link to a parking permit that they will need to print and bring on their move-in date. Each resident will get one red cart to borrow for moving their belongings, and Badger Buddy volunteers will not be available this year. More details will be shared later in the summer.
As a new option to streamline move-in and reduce crowds, students from Wisconsin and some neighboring states may be offered an opportunity to drop off belongings in their room between August 15-18 and then permanently move in before fall semester classes begin. Students who qualify for this option will receive an email inviting them to sign up in the My UW Housing portal.
November 26 – 29, 2020
We have not finalized plans for the residence halls after November Break. Students who need to stay in the residence halls for various reasons after classes go fully online for the end of the semester will be allowed to stay. Details will be shared at a future date.
December 19, 2020 – January 18, 2021
University Residence Halls will be closed for winter break. Winter Break Housing is an available option during the period between the fall and spring semesters for an additional fee. These plans are tentative and will be evaluated during the fall semester. Additional information regarding winter break 2020-21 will be published in November.
January 11 – 18, 2021
All University Residence Halls will open for the spring semester on January 17, 2021. These plans are tentative and will be evaluated during the fall semester. Additional information regarding spring move-in 2021 will be published in December.
March 27 – April 4, 2021
All University Residence Halls will remain open through Spring Break without charge. These plans are tentative and will be evaluated during the fall semester. Additional information regarding Spring Break 2021 will be published in March.
May 9, 2021
All University Residence Halls close May 9, 2021. These plans are tentative and will be evaluated during the fall semester. Additional information regarding spring move out will be published in April.