Bucky Badger at fall move-in

Moving & Breaks

Fall Break

November 24 – 27, 2022

All University Residence Halls will remain open through fall break without charge from November 24 – 27, 2022 for residents who choose to remain on campus.

Office Closures

All UW-Madison offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and University Housing offices will also be closed on Friday, November 25.

Limited Staff

Limited Housing staff will be available during fall break. Residents can call their House Fellow on Duty phone number or the UW-Madison Police Department for assistance.

Parking

Traffic will be busy around the residence halls before and after Thursday, November 24. UW-Madison Transportation Services will allow 30 minutes for pick-up and drop-off for residents and their families in areas around the residence halls from November 22 – 23 and November 27. For details, view our parking map.

Special Event Parking

Note: some parking areas may be unavailable or require payment due to special event parking. Check lot entrances for posted signs. Impacts include:

  • 11/26 (football): lots 7, 13, 16, 17, 20, 27, 29, 33, 34, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 45, 46, 51, 54, 56, 60, 64, 67, 76, 80, 87, 92

Free Parking Areas

  • 30-Minute Parking: Visitors may park for up to 30-minutes in lots 2, 5, 26, 34, 35, 37, 44, 48, 58, 61, 69, 106, 110, 136, and at mobile payment stations located on Babcock Dr, Kronshage Dr, Observatory Dr, and adjacent to Barnard, Chadbourne, Ogg, Smith, and Witte. Winter parking rules must be followed. Vehicles that are left unattended for over 30-minutes are at risk of being ticketed as this accommodation is meant for pick-up and drop-off only.
  • Side Streets Near Campus: Some City of Madison streets near campus offer limited parking with time limits, although winter parking rules must be followed.
  • Other Campus Parking Lots: Some campus lots may offer free parking on weekends or after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Check posted parking lot entrance signs for details.

Free Campus Bus Route

Madison Metro Transit’s campus bus route #80 is free and runs throughout the UW-Madison campus area from approximately 8 a.m. – Midnight year-round. Additional information on route #80 can be found in Madison Metro’s ride guide.

Paid Parking Areas

  • Campus Parking Lots: In lots 6, 7, 17, 20, 27, 29, 36, 46, 67, 76, 80, and 83 visitors will take a ticket on entrance and pay when leaving the lot. Hourly rates vary by location. No trailers are allowed.

No Parking Areas

Parking is prohibited at all times in fire lanes, no parking zones, disabled stalls (unless a proper permit is displayed), in front of trash dumpsters, in service vehicle stalls, on grass, or on sidewalks.

Desks

All hall desks will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed on Thursday, November 24. Desk hours will be limited on Friday, November 25, Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27. Regular Desk hours will resume on Monday, November 28.

Dining

Hours for fall break are listed below. Dining locations will resume regular semester hours on Sunday, November 27.

Location Meal Period Wednesday, 11/23 Thursday, 11/24 Friday, 11/25 Saturday, 11/26 wdt_ID

Carson's
1515 Tripp Circle

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

40

Starbucks
35 N. Park St.

7 am - 5 pm

Closed

Closed

Closed

41

Lowell
610 Langdon St.
Menu

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

7:30 am - 10 am
11 am - 2 pm
4 pm - 8 pm

Closed

Closed

Closed

42

Liz's
1200 Observatory Dr.
Menu

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

7 am - 10 am
11 am - 2 pm
4 pm - 8 pm

Closed

Closed

Closed

43

Rheta's
420 N. Park St.
Menu

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner


Flamingo Run

7 am - 11 am
11 am - 4 pm
4 pm - 8 pm


10 am - 8 pm

Closed

Closed

Closed

44

Four Lakes
640 Elm Dr.
Menu

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner


Flamingo Run
Bean & Creamery

7 am - 10 am
11 am - 2 pm
4 pm - 8:30 pm


10 am - 8:30 pm
7 am - 4 pm

Closed

Closed

Closed

45

Gordon Avenue
770 W. Dayton St.
Menu

Breakfast
Brunch
Lunch
Dinner


Flamingo Run
Southeast Café

7 am - 10 am
-
11 am - 2 pm
4 pm - 8:30 pm


10 am - 8:30 pm
7 am - 4 pm

Closed

Closed

-
9 am - 2 pm
-
4 pm - 8 pm


9 am - 8 pm
Closed

46

Winter Break

December 23, 2022 – January 23, 2023

Unless signed up for winter break housing, students should vacate their rooms within 24 hours of their last exam or by Noon on Friday, December 23, 2022. All University Residence Halls will close during winter break for residents not signed up for winter break housing. Additional information about winter break will be available in November 2022.

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Spring Move-In

January 21 & 22, 2023

Unless signed-up for winter break housing, all residence halls will open for the spring semester on January 21 & 22, 2023. Additional information about spring move-in will be available in January 2023.

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Spring Break

March 11 – 19, 2023

All University Residence Halls will remain open through spring break without charge for residents who choose to remain on campus. Additional information about spring break will be available in February 2023.

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Spring Move-Out

May 6 – 13, 2023

All University Residence Halls will close for the spring semester on May 13, 2023. Students should vacate their rooms within 24 hours of their last exam or by 7 pm on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Additional information about spring move out will be published in April 2023.

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Fall Move-In

August – September 2023

Information about fall move-in for the 2023-24 academic year will be published in August 2023.

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Fall Move-In (2022)

August 29 – September 1, 2022

We’re so excited to welcome you to campus! UW-Madison University Residence Hall move-in for fall 2022 will take place from August 29 – September 1. Some Housing student employees and members of approved groups/organizations will move in earlier.

Your Move-In Day

A specific move-in date and time was assigned to you in My UW Housing when you received your room assignment information in June. Assigned days/times allow us to spread out activity evenly to ensure available resources and parking. Depending on the availability of open slots, if you’d like to request a change to your assigned move-in date/time because it does not fit your schedule, log in to My UW Housing to select a new one up to two days before your assigned move-in date.

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What to Bring

  • Wiscard or a valid government-issued photo ID (to check-in and receive your room key)
  • Printed parking permit (available to download in the “Move-In” section of My UW Housing)
  • Bedsheets (twin XL, twin with extra deep corners, or jersey sheets)
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Water
  • Soft rubber mallet (not required, but helpful to assist with lofting)
  • See what furnishings are provided and what Bucky would bring for additional items to bring and items that are not allowed (we strongly suggest not over-packing)

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Shipping Packages

If necessary, residents with a room assignment can ship packages prior to their move-in date for pick-up. Unassigned residents waiting for their room assignment should not ship packages until they receive their room assignment. Due to storage space constraints, do not ship large items, and do not ship items more than one week prior to your move-in date.

All US Mail and packages are received and distributed by your hall desk. Mail is placed in your mailbox. Packages are logged, placed in storage, and an email is sent to your @wisc.edu account notifying you a package is available for pickup. You must have your Wiscard (or another form of ID) with you to receive your package, but you do not need to print out the email notification. To avoid confusion and delays, mail should be addressed with:

Full preferred name (first and last)
Room number, residence hall house, residence hall name (available in My UW Housing)
Residence hall street address (available on individual hall pages)
Madison, WI, residence hall zipcode (available on individual hall pages)

For example:

Buckingham Badger
6206 Withey, Ogg Residence Hall
835 W. Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706

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On Your Move-In Day

  1. Arrive at Your Entry Point
    Entry points for each residence hall community can be viewed on our fall move-in map.
  2. Park Your Vehicle
    Parking permits will be available in My UW Housing later this summer. You will need to print and bring this permit on your move-in date and display it on your dashboard. Permits are:

    • Required for unloading and long-term parking usage
    • Only valid on your scheduled move-in day
    • Valid for one free entry and exit in long-term parking (due to capacity limitations, you will be directed to paid parking lots after one long-term parking entry and exit)
    • Note: overnight trailer parking and storage PODs are not allowed
  3. Check-In
    After reaching your entry point and parking, head to your hall’s check-in location. There, you’ll be given your room key, a moving cart, and a bag of giveaway items.

    • Note: if you are arriving before August 28, check-in at your hall desk. If your hall desk is closed, call the “House Fellow on duty” phone number listed on signs outside your hall’s entrances.
  4. Move-In
    You and your visitors are only allowed one vehicle in unloading areas at a time. You’ll have 45 minutes to unload all your items from your vehicle from the start of your assigned move-in time. After 45 minutes, you must move your car. After unloading, visitor parking on campus and in City of Madison parking ramps is available. Moving carts must be returned after 45 minutes or as soon as you have finished unloading your vehicle.

    • Note: if you are arriving before August 28, no free long-term parking is available.
  5. Set Up Your Room
    Housing staff are not available during move-in to loft beds. Residents and families are encouraged to loft their own beds during move-in. If residents would like assistance lofting their bed after move-in, a maintenance request can be submitted after move-in and will be completed in approximately a week.
  6. Remove Trash & Recycling
    All trash and recycling is your responsibility to remove from your residence hall. Trash/recycling rooms will not be available on your floor. All styrofoam, cardboard, and plastic bags should be taken to recycling locations outside your residence hall to avoid sending material to the landfill.
  7. Connect to the Internet
    To connect to UWNet, UW-Madison’s wireless Internet service, simply select it from the list of networks and launch any web browser. You’ll be automatically redirected to a registration page where you can enter your NetID information to get connected.
  8. Enjoy a Meal with Your Guests
    After unloading and moving your vehicle, Housing Dining will offer two extra guest swipes per resident account on your dining plan, valid on all move-in days at Housing Dining markets only.

    • Note: not for use at Starbucks, Bean and Creamery, Southeast Café, and Flamingo Runs

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Construction Projects

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

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Wisconsin Welcome

Sunday, August 28 – Sunday, October 2
New students will have a great time meeting new friends and finding their place in the campus community during the events offered during the first four weeks of the semester. Check out the Wisconsin Welcome mobile app and website for a schedule of events.

Wisconsin Late Night

In addition to Wisconsin Welcome events, Wisconsin Late Night (WLN) provides safe and productive spaces for you, including creative, informational, inclusive, and competitive events during move-in week from August 28 – 31 and on Fridays and Saturdays during the semester.

5th Quarter Spirit Event

Join the University of Wisconsin Marching Band on Thursday, September 1 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium for this fun event where you’ll learn cheers and get a preview of what Camp Randall has to offer during Wisconsin Football games.

Note: if you have a late afternoon move-in on Thursday, September 1, consider dropping your belongings off in your room and arranging things on Friday so you don’t miss this event.

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New Student Convocation

Tuesday, September 6 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the Kohl Center

New Student Convocation is a formal welcome for new students where you’ll be introduced to the legacies of our campus — past, present, and future. Free lunch will also be provided by Housing Dining from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. before convocation for new students on the lawn outside Gordon Dining & Event Center, and you can check-in with your Academic Program, College, or School for orientation activities that morning as well.

Note: check the Kohl Center carry-in policy before you arrive. Because of this campus event, Housing Dining locations will have limited hours on September 6. Check our locations and hours to see what’s open.

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Badger Welcome Dinner

Tuesday, September 6 from 4 – 8:30 PM
Four Lakes Market & Gordon Avenue Market

After Convocation, we’re throwing a Badger Party! Four Lakes and Gordon Avenue Markets will be celebrating the start of the year with a Badger Welcome Dinner. Join us for food and lots of fun with all-you-care-to-eat for residents with a meal swipe and a door price for anyone else.

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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, events, maps, and many other resources for you to use anywhere.

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Dining Hours

Hours for the fall move-in period are listed below. Dining locations will begin regular semester hours on Sunday, August 28.

Renter’s Insurance

We strongly recommend you obtain insurance for your personal items and liability. You will be held financially liable for damage because 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 homeowner’s insurance
  • Ask your family about adding a rider to existing policies
  • Obtain your own policy

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Upcoming Live Q&A

Have questions about move-in? Join us on Facebook or YouTube for a #LiveWithBucky Live about move-in on Tuesday, August 9 at 5:30 p.m. CT, where we’ll have Housing Staff live on camera and via text chat to answer your questions.

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Questions/Concerns

If you can’t make the livestream, our FAQs page includes answers to common questions. If you don’t see your question answered there, feel free to use our contact form.

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Spring Move-Out

May 7 – 15, 2022

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 15

We ask that you vacate your room within 24 hours of your last final exam. Those staying until May 15 must move out by 12 p.m.

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Checklist to Complete

Before leaving, all residents must fill out a spring move-out checklist and attach it to the outside of their door. Staff will inspect residents’ rooms and document any concerns after residents depart. Failure to complete the checklist will result in additional charges. If you have questions about the condition of your room, contact Housing staff.

  1. Remove all belongings from your room/hallway and donate/recycle/trash unneeded items outside at the location nearest you (see maps on posters in your hall)
  2. Retrieve items placed in kitchen areas, empty and clean/wipe down waste bins, recycling bins, and drawers
  3. Remove all items (tape, stickers, poster putty, nails, etc.) from walls, ceiling, and both sides of doors
  4. Empty, clean, defrost, and leave the Housing refrigerator(s) unplugged and open (do not use sharp objects to pry ice out of the freezer)
  5. Ensure your room has all furniture in your room/assembled and return it to its move-in layout including bedheight (view move-in room layouts on your hall’s page under “room layouts”)
  6. Clean and sweep/mop or vacuum your room (do not sweep dirt into the hallway) and leave closets/drawers open
  7. Close windows, open drapes or blinds, turn off your lights, lock your door
  8. 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.
    • See the Transportation Services website for more information on bike impoundment. We are not responsible for abandoned bicycles left on bike racks.
  9. Check your mailbox and/or collect any packages from your hall desk
  10. Update your mailing address to your summer location in your student center at my.wisc.edu
  11. Return your room key to your hall desk or key drop box
    • All residents must return their room keys before leaving. Unreturned keys will require a lock change and a $75 charge.
    • Remove key chains or rings from keys
    • 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)

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Parking

Traffic will be busy around the residence halls due to spring move out from May 7 – 15, 2022. UW-Madison Transportation Services will allow short term pick-up and drop-off for residents and their families in areas around the residence halls. For details, view our parking map.

Free Parking Areas

  • 30-Minute Parking: Visitors may park for up to 30-minutes in lots 2, 5, 26, 34, 35, 37, 44, 58, 61, 69, 110, and at mobile payment stations located on Babcock Dr, Kronshage Dr, Observatory Dr, and adjacent to Barnard, Chadbourne, Ogg, Smith, and Witte. Vehicles that are left unattended for over 30-minutes are at risk of being ticketed as this accommodation is meant for pick-up and drop-off only.
  • Side Streets Near Campus: Some City of Madison streets near campus offer limited parking with time limits.
  • Other Campus Parking Lots: Some campus lots may offer free parking on weekends or after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Check posted parking lot entrance signs for details.

Free Campus Bus Route

Madison Metro Transit’s campus bus route #80 is free and runs throughout the UW-Madison campus area from approximately 8 a.m. – Midnight year-round. Additional information on route #80 can be found in Madison Metro’s ride guide.

Paid Parking Areas

  • Campus Parking Lots: In lots 6, 7, 17, 20, 27, 29, 36, 46, 67, 76, 80, and 83 visitors will take a ticket on entrance and pay when leaving the lot. Hourly rates vary by location. No trailers are allowed.
  • Long-Term & Day Parking: long term and day parking can be purchased in advance through a Transportation Services form based on space.

No Parking Areas

Parking is prohibited at all times in fire lanes, no parking zones, disabled stalls (unless a proper permit is displayed), in front of trash dumpsters, in service vehicle stalls, on grass, or on sidewalks.

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

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Recycling & Donations

Did you know that over 90% of belongings in your room can be recycled or donated? Please recycle or donate as many of your belongings as possible at a recycling location near you. 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.

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Summer Term Housing

For students taking UW-Madison Summer Term courses, housing is available in KronshageHumphrey, and Jorns Residence Halls for all summer term sessions. Plus, the Summer Housing Boost Program can help students cover the cost of living in the residence halls over the summer.

Learn more about Summer Term Housing

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Quiet Hours

All residence halls will have 24-hour quiet hours starting no later than Friday, May 6 at 12 a.m. Overnight guests are not permitted in the residence halls during 24-hour quiet hours.

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Desk Hours

Hall desks will remain open for regular hours until Saturday, May 14. Remember to forward all your mail and packages to your summer address and cancel and newspaper and magazine subscriptions.

  • Sunday, May 8: last day of Info Lab equipment checkout
  • Wednesday, May 11: all Info Lab equipment due back to desks
  • Sunday, May 15: desks open 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Convenient Storage and Pickup

If you need summer storage, Lazybones is an authorized service provider affiliated with UW-Madison offering storage and shipping with 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.

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Dining

Most dining locations will close for the academic year after Friday, May 13.

wdt_ID Neighborhood Location Friday, 5/13 Saturday, May 14 Sunday, 5/15
1 Lakeshore Four Lakes Market
2 Lakeshore Flamingo Run @ Dejope 10am - 10pm Closed Closed
3 Lakeshore Bean & Creamery @ Dejope 7am - 4pm Closed Closed
4 Lakeshore Carson's Market 11am - 8pm Closed Closed
7 Lakeshore Liz's Market 11:15am - 7:30pm Closed Closed
9 Southeast Gordon Avenue Market 9am - 9pm 9am - 9pm 7am - 9pm
10 Southeast Southeast Cafe @ Gordon Closed Closed Closed
12 Southeast Flamingo Run @ Gordon 8am - 10pm Closed Closed
14 Southeast Rheta's Market Closed Closed
15 Southeast Flamingo Run @ Rheta's 9:30am - 11pm Closed Closed
16 Southeast Starbucks @ Smith 7am - 7pm 7am - 7pm 7am - 7pm
17 Southeast Lowell Market Closed Closed

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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 AM - 9 PM 7 AM - 9 PM 7 AM - 9 PM 7 AM - 9 PM 7 AM - 9 PM 9 AM - 9 PM 9 AM - 9 PM
2 Late Night 5 PM - 9 PM 5 PM - 9 PM 5 PM - 9 PM 5 PM - 9 PM 5 PM - 9 PM 5 PM - 9 PM 5 PM - 9 PM
3 Flamingo Run 10 AM - 10 PM 10 AM - 10 PM 10 AM - 10 PM 10 AM - 10 PM 10 AM - 10 PM 10 AM - 10 PM 10 AM - 10 PM
4 Southeast Cafe 7 AM - 6 PM 7 AM - 6 PM 7 AM - 6 PM 7 AM - 6 PM 7 AM - 6 PM 8 AM - 6 PM 8 AM - 6 PM
5 Lowell Market* 7:30 AM - 8 PM 7:30 AM - 8 PM 7:30 AM - 8 PM 7:30 AM - 8 PM 7:30 AM - 8 PM CLOSED CLOSED
6 Rheta's Market* 7:30 AM - 8 PM 7:30 AM - 8 PM 7:30 AM - 8 PM 7:30 AM - 8 PM 7:30 AM - 8 PM CLOSED 11 AM - 8 PM
7 Flamingo Run 9:30 AM - 11 PM 9:30 AM - 11 PM 9:30 AM - 11 PM 9:30 AM - 11 PM 9:30 AM - 11 PM 9:30 AM - 11 PM 9:30 AM - 11 PM
8 Starbucks 7 AM - 7 PM 7 AM - 7 PM 7 AM - 7 PM 7 AM - 7 PM 7 AM - 7 PM 7 AM - 7 PM 7 AM - 7 PM

Lakeshore Dining Location Hours

wdt_ID Dining Location Dining Venue Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 Four Lakes Market 7 AM - 9 PM 7 AM - 9 PM 7 AM - 9 PM 7 AM - 9 PM 7 AM - 9 PM 9 AM - 9 PM 9 AM - 9 PM
2 Flamingo Run 10 AM - 10 PM 10 AM - 10 PM 10 AM - 10 PM 10 AM - 10 PM 10 AM - 10 PM 10 AM - 10 PM 10 AM - 10 PM
3 Bean & Creamery 7 AM - 9 PM 7 AM - 9 PM 7 AM - 9 PM 7 AM - 9 PM 7 AM - 9 PM 9 AM - 9 PM 9 AM - 9 PM
4 Carson's Market 11 AM - 8 PM 11 AM - 8 PM 11 AM - 8 PM 11 AM - 8 PM 11 AM - 8 PM CLOSED CLOSED
5 Liz's Market 11 AM - 7:30 PM 11 AM - 7:30 PM 11 AM - 7:30 PM 11 AM - 7:30 PM 11 AM - 7:30 PM 11:15 AM - 7 PM 11:15 AM - 7 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 Break (2022)

March 11 – 19, 2023

All University Residence Halls will remain open through spring break without charge for residents who choose to remain on campus. Check bulletin boards for information regarding details specific to your residence hall. If you have questions, contact your House Fellow or Residence Life Coordinator (RLC).

Parking

Traffic will be busy around the residence halls due to spring break. UW-Madison Transportation Services will allow short term pick-up (March 11 – 13) and drop-off (March 18 – 20) for residents and their families in areas around the residence halls. For details, view our parking map.

Free Parking Areas

  • 30-Minute Parking: Visitors may park for up to 30-minutes in lots 2, 5, 26, 34, 35, 37, 44, 58, 61, 69, 110, and at mobile payment stations located on Babcock Dr, Kronshage Dr, Observatory Dr, and adjacent to Barnard, Chadbourne, Ogg, Smith, and Witte. Winter parking rules must be followed. Vehicles that are left unattended for over 30-minutes are at risk of being ticketed as this accommodation is meant for pick-up and drop-off only.
  • Side Streets Near Campus: Some City of Madison streets near campus offer limited parking with time limits, although winter parking rules must be followed.
  • Other Campus Parking Lots: Some campus lots may offer free parking on weekends or after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Check posted parking lot entrance signs for details.

Free Campus Bus Routes

Madison Metro Transit’s campus bus route #80 is free and runs throughout the UW-Madison campus area from approximately 8 a.m. – Midnight year-round. Additional information on route #80 can be found in Madison Metro’s ride guide.

No Parking Areas

Parking is prohibited at all times in fire lanes, no parking zones, disabled stalls (unless a proper permit is displayed), in front of trash dumpsters, in service vehicle stalls, on grass, or on sidewalks.

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Staff

House Fellows will be on duty in each residence hall and the House Fellow duty phone number is posted at entries of each residence hall.

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Desks

Campus and US mail delivery will continue over spring break. Desk hours will be limited.

All desks will return to regular academic year hours on Monday, March 21.

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Security

Outside entrances to all residence halls will be locked 24-hours a day during spring break starting at 6pm on March 11 until March 21. Your Wiscard will open the outside doors of your hall as usual. Residents remaining on campus are reminded to lock their rooms whenever they leave. Dens and lounges may be locked at various times.

Students are requested to report the presence of unauthorized persons to a staff member or the UW-Madison Police Department at 264-COPS (264-2677) immediately. This is particularly important during this period. Please be alert and do not allow non-residents or anyone unknown to you to enter the building.

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Guests

Each room may have one overnight guest per room, per night. Guests must be escorted at all times and must abide by all University Housing policies as stated in the rules & expectations. Residents are responsible for the actions of their guests.

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Maintenance

Maintenance and custodial staff will be available and working in all facilities during spring break. A maintenance request may be filled out if you need something.

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Dining

Hours for spring break are listed below. Dining locations will resume regular semester hours on Monday, March 21.

wdt_ID Location Venue March 12-19 March 20
5 Carson's Market CLOSED CLOSED
6 Four Lakes Market Brunch: 9 am - 2 pm, Dinner: 4 pm - 7 pm Brunch: 9 am - 2 pm, Dinner: 4 pm - 8 pm
7 Flamingo Run 10 am - 7 pm 10 am - 10 pm
8 Bean & Creamery 7 am - 2 pm 9 am - 4 pm
9 Gordon Ave. Market Brunch: 9 am - 2 pm, Dinner: 4 pm - 7 pm Brunch: 9 am - 2 pm, Dinner: 4 pm - 8 pm
10 Flamingo Run 10 am - 7 pm 8 am - 10 pm
11 Southeast Cafe CLOSED CLOSED
12 Liz's Market CLOSED 11:15 am - 7 pm
13 Lowell Market CLOSED CLOSED
14 Rheta's Market CLOSED Lunch: 11 am - 2 pm, Dinner: 5 pm - 8 pm
15 Flamingo Run CLOSED 9:30 am - 11 pm
16 Starbucks 7 am - 2 pm 7 am - 7 pm

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Winter Break 2021

December 24, 2021 – January 24, 2022

All residents must log in to My UW Housing and let us know their plans for the end of the fall semester by choosing “End of Semester Plans”.

Enter Your End of Semester Plans

Unless you are signed up for winter break housing, you should vacate your room within 24 hours of your last exam or by 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2021. All University Residence Halls will close at this time for residents not signed up for winter break housing and will re-open for the spring semester starting on January 22, 2022. If you are unable to leave by December 23 at 7 p.m., email details to reslife@housing.wisc.edu and staff will follow-up with you.

For residents not signed up for winter break housing, a checkout/move out appointment time must be selected in My UW Housing.

Select a Checkout Time

Personal belongings which may be needed during winter break should be taken out of your room. If not signed up for winter break housing, there will not be access to your building or room during winter break. Other personal items may remain in your residence hall room without signing up for winter break housing as long as you are returning for the spring semester.

Check bulletin boards for information regarding quiet hours and details specific to your hall. If you have questions, please contact your House Fellow or Residence Life Coordinator.

Note: as a reminder, your Housing contract is for the full academic year. Except for students who are graduating, studying abroad, or no longer attending UW-Madison, we do not release residents from their contract unless in a position where demand for housing exceeds occupancy, which is not currently the case.

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Office Closures

All UW-Madison and University Housing offices will be closed on Friday, December 24 and Friday, December 31.

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Limited Staff

Limited Housing staff will be available during winter break. Residents can call their House Fellow on Duty phone number or the UW-Madison Police Department for assistance.

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Quiet Hours

During exam periods, quiet hours are in effect 24/7. This applies to resident rooms, hallways where resident rooms are located, and floor study lounges/dens. House Fellows will not give warnings during this time period and will immediately document any noise violations they encounter.

Each residence hall may have designated social spaces where residents may go to work on group projects and socialize with others. Excessive noise in designated social spaces will be documented. Please speak to your House Fellow to learn where the designated social space is located for your hall.

Note: no overnight guests are permitted during final exam week and during winter break housing (if you are signed-up).

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Parking

UW-Madison Transportation Services will allow short term pick-up and drop-off for residents and their families in areas around the residence halls from December 17 ­– 23, 2021 and January 22 & 23, 2022.  For details, view our parking map.

Free Parking Areas

  • 30-Minute Parking: Visitors may park for up to 30-minutes in lots 2, 5, 26, 34, 35, 37, 44, 58, 61, 69, 110, and at mobile payment stations located on Babcock Dr, Kronshage Dr, Observatory Dr, and adjacent to Barnard, Chadbourne, Ogg, Smith, and Witte. Winter parking rules must be followed. Vehicles that are left unattended for over 30-minutes are at risk of being ticketed as this accommodation is meant for pick-up and drop-off only.
  • Side Streets Near Campus: Some City of Madison streets near campus offer limited parking with time limits, although winter parking rules must be followed.
  • Other Campus Parking Lots: Some campus lots may offer free parking on weekends or after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Check posted parking lot entrance signs for details.

Free Campus Bus Route

Madison Metro Transit’s campus bus route #80 is free and runs throughout the UW-Madison campus area from approximately 8 a.m. – Midnight year-round. Additional information on route #80 can be found in Madison Metro’s ride guide.

Paid Parking Areas

  • Campus Parking Lots: In lots 6, 7, 17, 20, 27, 29, 36, 46, 67, 76, 80, and 83 visitors will take a ticket on entrance and pay when leaving the lot. Hourly rates vary by location. No trailers are allowed.
  • Long-Term & Day Parking: long term and day parking can be purchased in advance through a Transportation Services form based on space.

No Parking Areas

Parking is prohibited at all times in fire lanes, no parking zones, disabled stalls (unless a proper permit is displayed), in front of trash dumpsters, in service vehicle stalls, on grass, or on sidewalks.

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Checklist to Complete Before Leaving

For residents not signed up for winter break housing, a checkout/move out appointment time must be selected in to My UW Housing.

Select a Checkout Time

In addition, complete the below checklist before leaving your room for winter break. A printed version of this checklist will be provided to residents and must be signed by each resident in a room before leaving for winter break.

Repairs

Winter break is a perfect time to report any needed repairs so that Housing staff can fix them while you are gone.

Pack Your Belongings

Did you take what you need during winter break? If you are not signed-up for winter break housing, you will not have access to your residence hall or room during winter break.

  • Remember necessary medications, passports, etc.
  • Remove plants and fish
  • Take your bike home (to allow for snow removal)
  • Don’t store your moped in your room (it will be removed at a cost to you)

Get Your Room Ready

To save on energy costs and be more sustainable, heat in the residence halls will be reduced over winter break to approximately 60 degrees. University Housing will not be responsible for damage to items left in rooms. On your way out the door, please remember to:

  • Remove items on or near radiators
  • Empty all waste/recycling containers, take recycling & trash outside, and donate unneeded items at your hall desk
  • Keep refrigerator(s) plugged-in and remove food that could spoil (perishable items may be disposed of by Housing staff if not removed)
  • Turn off any alarm clocks and unplug any power strips and other appliances (these draw phantom energy even when not in use)
  • Open blinds, close windows, turn off lights, lock your door, and lock all windows and doors
  • If your roommate is leaving, empty their side of the room in preparation for someone moving in to the space in the spring

Note: once all residence halls close at 7 p.m. on December 23, 2021, electronic access for residents not signed up for winter break housing will be turned off and you will not have access to buildings until the residence halls reopen starting on January 22, 2022.

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Authorized Access

Authorized personnel will enter your room over winter break as needed. For further information, see Section 17. Room Entry of your University Residence Halls contract.

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Desks

All hall desks will close at 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 23 and remain closed until Sunday, December 26, 2021. Desks will be closed on weekends during winter break and will begin winter break hours on Monday, December 27, 2021. All hall desks will resume academic year hours on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

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Dining

All dining locations will be closed Friday, December 24 – 26, 2021 and Friday, December 31, 2021 & Saturday, January 1, 2022. Winter break dining hours start Monday, December 27, 2021. Dining locations will resume academic year hours in mid-January 2022.

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Spring Move-In (2020-21)

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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Spring Move-In (2021-22)

January 22 & 23, 2022

Unless signed-up for winter break housing, all residence halls will open for the spring semester on January 22 & 23, 2022.

Note: students who are graduating, studying abroad or no longer attending UW-Madison can request a cancellation of their Housing contract by logging in to My UW Housing.

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Check-In For New Residents

New students moving into the University Residence Halls in spring should check-in at their hall’s assigned hall desk. All hall desks will resume academic year hours on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

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COVID-19 Testing

UW–Madison expects all students, regardless of vaccination status, who have not had a positive PCR test in the last 90 days to get tested before coming to campus and to test again upon arrival with the provided in-room antigen test. If a student is unable to get a test at their current location before traveling to Madison, they should get tested as soon as possible upon returning to Madison.

View Testing Expectation Details

Students who are having symptoms or recently tested positive for COVID-19 and are still in their isolation period should postpone their move-in. This allows students to recover at their current location.

Housing staff have placed an antigen test on each student’s residence hall desk. All residents should take this test upon arrival.

Submit A Positive Antigen Test Result

Note: students and employees who are not fully vaccinated must continue to undergo weekly PCR testing on campus throughout the spring semester.

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Parking

UW-Madison Transportation Services will allow short term drop-off for residents and their families in areas around the residence halls on January 22 & 23, 2022.  For details, view our parking map.

Free Parking Areas

  • 30-Minute Parking: Visitors may park for up to 30-minutes in lots 2, 5, 26, 34, 35, 37, 44, 58, 61, 69, 110, and at mobile payment stations located on Babcock Dr, Kronshage Dr, Observatory Dr, and adjacent to Barnard, Chadbourne, Ogg, Smith, and Witte. Winter parking rules must be followed. Vehicles that are left unattended for over 30-minutes are at risk of being ticketed as this accommodation is meant for pick-up and drop-off only.
  • Side Streets Near Campus: Some City of Madison streets near campus offer limited parking with time limits, although winter parking rules must be followed.
  • Other Campus Parking Lots: Some campus lots may offer free parking on weekends or after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Check posted parking lot entrance signs for details.

Free Campus Bus Route

Madison Metro Transit’s campus bus route #80 is free and runs throughout the UW-Madison campus area from approximately 8 a.m. – Midnight year-round. Additional information on route #80 can be found in Madison Metro’s ride guide.

Paid Parking Areas

  • Campus Parking Lots: In lots 6, 7, 17, 20, 27, 29, 36, 46, 67, 76, 80, and 83 visitors will take a ticket on entrance and pay when leaving the lot. Hourly rates vary by location. No trailers are allowed.
  • Long-Term & Day Parking: long term and day parking can be purchased in advance through a Transportation Services form based on space.

No Parking Areas

Parking is prohibited at all times in fire lanes, no parking zones, disabled stalls (unless a proper permit is displayed), in front of trash dumpsters, in service vehicle stalls, on grass, or on sidewalks.

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Dining

All dining locations will resume academic year hours on January 18, 2022.

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COVID-19 Vaccination

Everyone who is eligible for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is recommended to get one as soon as possible. To assist, University Health Services (UHS) will be expanding capacity for vaccine appointments at the no-cost campus vaccination clinic starting Jan. 24. If you received a booster shot off-campus, let UHS know by sharing your records through the MyUHS website or app.

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Face Coverings

UW-Madison has extended the requirement that face coverings be worn indoors in UW–Madison buildings through March 1. This applies to all residence hall and Housing dining spaces. Regardless of vaccination status, residents and visitors are expected to wear a face covering at all times while outside of a resident’s room. Face coverings must be worn while in hallways and common areas such as dens and kitchens, restrooms, and in the lobby. Face coverings are not required when it is not conducive to performing a task (i.e. brushing your teeth, showering, eating, drinking, etc.).

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Required Isolation for Positives

All residents who test positive for COVID-19 must leave their residence hall and isolate at home or in designated isolation housing, regardless of vaccination status, until cleared to return by UHS.

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