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They kept campus going over winter break

January 23, 2024

Meet some of the workers who make sure that buildings stay warm, residents stay safe, recreational facilities continue to serve the public and plant life continues to thrive even while students are on break. 

Dining Farm: Students help grow food for dining halls

December 6, 2023

The produce serves not only as a stepping stone towards sustainability — including building permanent raised-bed soil — but also serves as an educational community experience.

Move-in: Lots of helpers make move-in day work

August 30, 2023

During this week's move-in, all sorts of people pitch into push carts, carry boxes, offer advice and provide students with support on an emotional day, especially for students off to college for the first time.

Red-cart days: Students move in, with chancellor’s help

August 29, 2022

Students started moving into UW–Madison residence halls on Monday, with the help of family, friends, upperclassemen, and even Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin and some other UW–Madison leaders.

An annual ritual: Moving into the residence halls

August 30, 2021

Residence hall move-in at the University of Wisconsin–Madison started Monday, Aug. 30, and it was a happy occasion for many students.

Lowell Center to house undergraduate students in fall 2021

April 28, 2021

The move is a temporary initiative to accommodate increased demand for on-campus housing in the upcoming school year.

Collaborative effort will look at ways to enhance campus response to mental health crises

January 22, 2021

The primary goal is to further ensure the well-being and safety of students, de-escalate potentially high-stress situations, and promote a shared commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

A masked move-in

August 26, 2020

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.

A time-honored tradition with a twist

August 16, 2020

More than 360 students from Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin signed up to participate in UW Housing’s early-drop off program Aug. 15-18, bringing their belongings to their residence hall rooms in preparation for the school year. They wore face masks and followed physical distancing rules.

Move out at a distance

May 5, 2020

For the past week, students have been returning to dorms to gather their belongings. UW Housing organized the move-outs in staggered time periods from April 27 to May 7.

Essential staff keep campus moving forward during coronavirus closure

April 22, 2020

“Our campus community owes a debt of gratitude to these employees for leaning in and figuring out how to get things done at such a difficult time."

Robots still roll on nearly empty campus

April 17, 2020

With in-person instruction suspended for the rest of spring semester and campus buildings closed except to essential employees, campus is a quiet place these days. But there's still activity from University Housing food-delivery robots.

UW-Madison student project aims to save food, reduce food insecurity

November 25, 2019

The packaging program is a modern gleaning operation that is directed at left-over food that was cooked, but not served, at markets and dining halls across campus. It delivers an average of 250 meals a week to students.

University Housing launches new Starship robot delivery service

November 4, 2019

University of Wisconsin–Madison’s over 66,000 students, staff, and faculty will have access to a fleet of 30 Starship Technologies robots that can autonomously deliver food directly to their location.

Witte Residence Hall renovations focused on benefiting students

August 6, 2019

Originated as a part of a student capstone project, this major renovation to the 55-year-old residence hall is centered around the students that will inhabit it.

Elders-in-Residence Program will bring Native community leaders to campus for mentoring, support

November 7, 2018

The initiative will seek to improve the experience of American Indian and Alaskan Native students by hosting Native elders on campus for extended visits and educational exchanges.

Moving target

August 27, 2018

The moving-in process is underway on campus, with students beginning to settle into their residence halls after carrying in carts, baskets and armloads full of all those things they brought from home that they just can't live without.