Photo gallery A masked move-in
Wearing face masks and physically distancing from others, students started to move into UW–Madison resident halls this week. There will be 6,500 students living in 19 residence halls, as two of the smaller halls are being used for isolation housing. The residence halls have worked closely with campus leadership and local health experts to create a positive, successful living environment that mitigates the risk of COVID-19 and provides a memorable Wisconsin Experience. Most of the students are moving in over seven days between Aug. 25 and 31. The UW–Madison campus is preparing to reopen for the fall 2020 semester under its Smart Restart plan, which includes measures to maintain safety during the global pandemic.
Students move into Ogg Residence Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 26, to start their fall semester.
It was like a regular move-in day, but with masks and distancing.
Family members are always willing to lend a hand on move-in day.
Maria Pesick of Wales, Wis., gathers her collection of Converse shoes while moving in to Smith Residence Hall.
Maria Pesick of Wales, Wis., moves into a single-person room in Smith Residence Hall. Helping unpack is Maria’s grandmother Terry McCabe, at left, and mother, Lisa Pesick, at right.
Students move into Tripp-Adams Residence Hall with the help of carts.
A student unloads a cart while moving in to one of the lakeshore residence halls.
Student Haley LaBarge of Wheaton, Ill., moves in to Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall with the help of her mother, Anne LaBarge, at right.
University Housing staff check in first-year students moving in to Tripp-Adams Residence Hall.
Students greet each other as they move in to Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall.
A sign welcomes first-year undergraduate students moving in to Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall.
Maggie Chrostowski, a student from the Village of Hollandale, hangs clothes as she moves in to Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall.
Mark and Vicki Chrostowski cart belongings as they help their daughter Maggie move in. Vicki Chrostowski is a 1998 UW-Madison alumnae.
Vicki and Mark Chrostowski unload a futon frame for their daughter Maggie's room.
Mark Chrostowski carries a futon frame as he and wife Vicki help their daughter Maggie Chrostowski, standing in the doorway, move in to Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall.
Student Bella Rosenberg, left, from Chicago, unpacks as her parents Todd Rosenberg and Stacey Raube help her move in to Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall.
Student Bella Rosenberg, from Chicago, shows off one of her plush animals.
New roommates Maggie Chrostowski, left, from Hollandale, Wis., and Bella Rosenberg, from Chicago, take a break from unpacking as both women move in to Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall.