University of Wisconsin–Madison
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.

November 22 – 25, 2018

All University Residence Halls will remain open through Thanksgiving Break without charge. Additional information regarding Thanksgiving break 2018 will be published in October 2018.

December 21, 2018 – January 19, 2019

All University Residence Halls will close for winter break at 8pm on December 20, 2018. Residents who wish to stay until Noon on December 21, 2018 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 2018-19 will be published in November 2018.

January 15 – 20, 2019

All University Residence Halls will open for the spring semester on January 19, 2019. Additional information regarding spring move-in 2019 will be published in December 2018.

March 16 – 24, 2019

All University Residence Halls will remain open through spring break without charge. Additional information regarding spring break 2019 will be published in February 2019.

May 3 – 12, 2019

All University Residence Halls close Sunday, May 12, 2019. Additional information regarding spring move out 2019 will be published in April 2019.

Fall 2019

Move-in days for fall 2019 will be announced here in summer 2019. More information will also be posted here at that time.