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.

January 14 – 20, 2019

  • January 14: move-in for new students participating in January SOAR
  • January 19 at 9am: all University Residence Halls reopen for all residents to move-in


Traffic will be busy around the residence halls before and during winter break. See the below PDFs for parking information specific to your residence hall’s neighborhood.

Hall Desk Hours

For hall desk hours during winter break and spring move-in, see the hall desks page.

Dining Hours

All Dining Markets will be closed from January 12 to January 20, 2019. Dining locations will resume regular semester hours on Monday, January 21.

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.

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 Noon 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.