Your hall desk is the center of the neighborhood. You can get questions answered, receive mail and packages, and check out items such as laptops, games, movies, tools, and vacuums. If you have any issues with your Wiscard and room key the desk can help you address your issue.
Our friendly desk staff is here to help you with any questions you may have about residence hall events, getting around campus, or general questions. Feel free to ask the desk any question, no matter how small. We’re always happy to help.
|wdt_ID||Location||Address||Phone Number||Buildings Served|
|1||Carson Gulley Center||1515 Tripp Circle, Madison, WI 53706||(608) 262-2420||Adams, Slichter, and Tripp|
|2||Chadbourne||420 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706||(608) 262-2688||Barnard, Chadbourne|
|3||Dejope||640 Elm Dr., Madison, WI 53706||(608) 890-4895||Bradley, Dejope, and Phillips|
|4||Frank Holt Center||1650 Kronshage Dr., Madison, WI 53706||(608) 262-2226||Cole, Humphrey, Kronshage, Leopold, and Sullivan|
|5||Ogg||835 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53706||(608) 262-6899||Davis, Merit, and Ogg|
|6||Sellery||821 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706||(608) 262-1076||Sellery|
|7||Smith||35 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53715||(608) 890-1250||Smith|
|8||Waters||1200 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706||(608) 262-1800||Waters|
|9||Witte||615 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706||(608) 262-7850||Witte|
Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are limiting our desk hours and locations in order to provide the best service possible at this time. If you are delivering packages/mail, please help us and our students by delivering all mail and packages to this location during these times.
|wdt_ID||Desk||Days Open||Time Open|
|1||Smith||Monday - Friday||8am - 4pm|
Equipment Check Out
**Due to COVID-19 Hall Desks are limiting equipment check out to only the use of a vacuum. The vacuum’s will be sanitized after use and are limited to two hours limits for check outs. We will continue to reevaluate the equipment policy during this time.
Various games, movies, kitchen items, recreation equipment and other items are available to residents of each hall to check out at no charge. You will need your Wiscard (or another form of ID) to check out items. When you check out a piece of equipment, the desk staff will let you know when the item(s) must be returned. If items are not returned on time you will receive e-mail notifications. If this happens on three different occasions you will be banned from checking out items for two weeks. After the fourth overdue item you will be banned from checking out items for the remainder of the semester.
|wdt_ID||Items to Check Out (varies by desk)||Length of Time of Check-Out||Cost of Damaged or Unreturned Items|
|1||1 Movie (DVD/VHS/TV)||24 hours||$25.00; Multiple disc movies and shows are replaced at cost plus a $10.00 purchasing and restocking fee|
|2||1 Board Game||24 hours||$15.00|
|3||5 Electronic Game pieces (includes game)||24 hours||Replaced at cost found by staff plus a $10.00 purchasing and restocking fee|
|4||1 Kitchen Key||4 hours||$35.00|
|5||1 Music Key||2 hours||$35.00|
|6||25 Kitchen Supplies||4 hours||Utensils: $10.00; Pots and Pans: $15.00|
|7||5 Sports Equipment pieces||24 hours||Replaced at cost found by staff plus a $10.00 purchasing and restocking fee|
|8||1 Table Game||2 hours||Replaced at cost found by staff plus a $10.00 purchasing and restocking fee|
|9||1 Vacuum||2 hours||If unreturned, replaced at cost found by staff plus a $10.00 purchasing and restocking fee|
Keys and Wiscard Management
Your Wiscard is your official UW-Madison identification card. It provides access to libraries, recreation facilities, and your residence hall. It allows you to pay for food and other convenience store items at over 50 locations across campus. Your metal key provides you access to your room and to your mailbox.
If you have issues with your Wiscard or your room key, go to your hall desk to possibly receive a loaner key, depending on the key check out policy.
Your residence hall provides you timely information regarding student organization activities and events on campus. All posters and brochures must be approved to be posted/distributed in the halls.
The desk offers three-day equipment checkout of Windows or Apple laptops and LCD projectors. All equipment is checked out through the UW InfoLabs Checkout System. The equipment at the desk is only available to University Housing residents.
Mail and Packages
US Mail and all packages are received and distributed by your hall desk. Mail is placed in your mailbox. Packages are logged and placed on a shelf, and an email is sent to your wisc.edu account to notify you of your package. 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. We are only able to receive packages for you. We are unable to hold packages for you to be picked up and sent out. Addresses for each residence hall are available on their individual hall pages.
Residents purchasing from Amazon can also choose to ship items to the Amazon pickup site connected to Sellery Residence Hall. Benefits of this option include secure, convenient pick-up, expedited delivery options, and free returns drop-off.