Living on Campus

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Residence Life staff continues to work to provide a safe living environment for all our residential students. We continue to follow CDC guidelines and UW-System recommendations. If you have any questions, please contact Residence Life.   

Currently, we do not anticipate setting occupancy limits. We will work to keep occupancy levels to allow for less density than normal.  A variety of room choices remain available including double and single occupancy. Room placement will be completed by August 1. Students should continue to select which hall they would ideally like to reside in. All efforts will be made to meet this request, however, during this time, Residence Life reserves the right to place students in their desired room type (single or double) in a hall and floor that allows for appropriate occupancy levels. Students will continue to be allowed to select a roommate and should continue to do so if desired.  

Residents are expected to wear a face covering at all times while outside of their room. Face coverings must be worn while in hallways and common areas such as kitchens, laundry rooms, 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.).   

No outside visitors will be permitted in residence halls during the semester.  

Custodial and Disinfection Efforts: Custodial efforts in the residence halls will be increased. This includes cleaning and disinfecting restrooms, kitchens, and lounges. We will continue to focus on disinfecting high-touch areas with an EPA-approved product per CDC guidelines. Disinfectant and disposable toweling will be made available so that students can self-disinfect common areas as needed.  

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First-Year Students

International Students

New international students are encouraged to arrive on Tuesday, August 27, but may arrive anytime between August 25 and 28. Students are requested to complete and submit the International Student Arrival Form after finalizing their travel plans. Please contact international@uwsuper.edu with questions.

Domestic Students 

Domestic students will move to campus Saturday, August 29 - Sunday, August 30. All students are required to schedule a move-in time. Please work with your admissions counselor to complete the move-in survey to select your preferred move in date. 

Returning Students

  • Returning students will move in Sunday, August 30 - Tuesday, September 1. 
  • All students will be required to schedule a move in time.  
    • Please e-mail Residence Life at to schedule a move-in time.
      • Please provide your name, SID, Residence Hall, preferred date and time, and number of individuals that will be with you (including yourself).  
      • To maintain social distancing requirements, each move-in time will have a maximum capacity.
      • Residence Life will do its best to accommodate your preferred move-in time, however, we may not be able to meet your preferred request.  
    • Move-in date/time options:
      • Sunday, August 30
        • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
        • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
        • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
      • Monday, August 31
        • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
        • 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
        • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
        • 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
        • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
        • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
        • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
      • Tuesday, September 1
        • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
        • 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
        • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
        • 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
        • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
        • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
        • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Student-Athletes

  • Student-Athletes participating in Cross Country and Golf will move in Friday, August 21.
  • All students will be required to schedule a move in time.  
    • First-Year Students: Please work with your admissions counselor to complete the move-in survey to select your preferred August move in date. 
    • Returning Students: Please e-mail Residence Life at to schedule a move-in time.
      • Please provide your name, SID, Residence Hall, preferred date and time, and number of individuals that will be with you (including yourself).  
      • Please also let us know if you would like access to your fall semester room to drop off any possessions. We will do our best to accommodate this request, but cannot guarantee that this will be possible. Please note, that you will not have access to your fall semester room until you transition to that room for the fall semester.
      • To maintain social distancing requirements, each move-in time will have a maximum capacity.
      • Residence Life will do its best to accommodate your preferred move-in time, however, we may not be able to meet your preferred request.
    • Move-in date/time options:
      • Friday, August 21 (Cross Country & Golf)
        • 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
        • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
        • 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Early Drop-Off Option

Students may also elect to drop off and set up their rooms between Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21. Please note, that you will be granted access to your room to drop off and set up your room during designated times. After this, access to your room will not be permitted until Saturday, August 29.  

  • First-year students: Please work with your admissions counselor to complete the move-in survey to select your preferred drop-off date.  
  • Returning students: Please e-mail Residence Life at to schedule a move-in time.
    • Please provide your name, SID, Residence Hall, preferred date and time, and number of individuals that will be with you (including yourself).  
    • To maintain social distancing requirements, each move-in time will have a maximum capacity.
    • Residence Life will do its best to accommodate your preferred move-in time, however, we may not be able to meet your preferred request.  
  • Drop-off date/time options: 
    • Each day:
      • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      • 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
      • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

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Restrooms

Each restroom will be set up to accomplish physical distancing protocols. In addition, restrooms will follow scheduled closures for cleaning. 

Lounges

Some lounge spaces will be open for students to use but will be arranged so that social distance guidelines are observed. 

Front Desk

The hall desk will be open and will dispense garbage bags, light bulbs and check out vacuums.  It will also have study buck store items for students to purchase. All other items including cooking utensils and games will not be available for checking out. 

Kitchens

Kitchens will remain available for student use. Each kitchen will be deep cleaned daily, and spot cleaned throughout the day. Each kitchen will have a maximum occupancy and is not to exceed that occupancy. Refrigerators will be available for food prep only. If you would like to store food, we suggest purchasing a mini fridge that has a capacity that is less than 5 cubic feet. Unfortunately, pots, pans, and other communal items will not be available.  

Laundry

Free laundry for current residents will remain available for student use. Each laundry room will be deep cleaned daily, and spot cleaned throughout the day and will have a posted maximum occupancy. Each laundry room will have a maximum occupancy and is not to exceed that occupancy

Dining Services (Beginning August 29) Expand All

Fall Semester Meal Plan

An interim meal plan will be available for the fall semester. The meal plan will cost $1,595 for 1,570 meal points. Meal points can be used at any of the locations. Unused meal points will roll over from the fall 2020 semester to the spring 2021 semester. 

This provides ultimate flexibility to use at any of the dining venues. No conversions of meals needed to use and it’s easy to add additional Points to your plan at the YU Information Desk. An example dinner at the Union Café would be an entrée, starch, vegetable, dessert and bottled beverage for 8 points.  

Meal points are also discounted vs. paying cash for the same meal. Al Carte a similar meal as above would cost you over $11.  

Jacket points will also be available for those that would like to enjoy our dining options. Jacket points will be available in $25 increments. These can be purchased at the Yellowjacket Union Information Desk and can be utilized at the  Brick Oven Grille, Caribou and Sono. These points will continue to provide you with a 5% discount at these locations.

Union Café

Union Café Hours (beginning August 29)

Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (lunch), 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (dinner)  

Hours of service may be adjusted to reduce the volume of students dining at any given time or expanded as the semester progresses. 

Offerings

  • Multiple stations including the G8 and vegetarian station   
  • Buffet and self-service style options will be replaced with daily features that will be packaged to go.
  • All customers will use disposable food service items. An entrée, starch and vegetables will be served in a three-compartment container and all desserts will be individually wrapped with a 20-ounce beverage to-go.   

Safety Measures 

Seating within the Union Café and throughout the Yellowjacket Union will be arranged to allow for necessary social distancing. Hours of service may be adjusted to reduce the volume of students dining at any given time or expanded as the semester progresses.  

All dining locations will be set to comply with social distancing guidelines. Dining staff will clean tables, chairs, and high-touch surfaces between uses. We will also expect students to follow social-distancing guidelines when ordering and waiting for food, and when disposing of to-go containers.  

Dining staff will also wear PPE, all associates will wear masks and handle all food with gloves to ensure your safety.  

 

Caribou Coffee

Caribou Coffee Hours (beginning August 29)

  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  
  • Hours of service may be adjusted to reduce the volume of students dining at any given time or expanded as the semester progresses. 

Offerings

  • Coffee, espresso, mochas and more   
  • Jack & Olive grab-and-go salads and sandwiches  

Safety Measures 

Seating throughout the Yellowjacket Union will be arranged to allow for necessary social distancing.  

All dining locations will be set to comply with social distancing guidelines. Dining staff will clean tables, chairs, and high-touch surfaces between uses. We will also expect students to follow social-distancing guidelines when ordering and waiting for food, and when disposing of to-go containers.  

Dining staff will also wear PPE, all associates will wear masks and handle all food with gloves to ensure your safety.  

Sono

Sono Hours (beginning August 29)

Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (lunch), 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (dinner) 

Hours of service may be adjusted to reduce the volume of students dining at any given time or expanded as the semester progresses. 

Offerings

  • Lunch - Latin bowl, burritos and taco options   
  • Dinner - sub sandwiches

Safety Measures 

Seating throughout the Yellowjacket Union will be arranged to allow for necessary social distancing. Hours of service may be adjusted to reduce the volume of students dining at any given time or expanded as the semester progresses.  

All dining locations will be set to comply with social distancing guidelines. Dining staff will clean tables, chairs, and high-touch surfaces between uses. We will also expect students to follow social-distancing guidelines when ordering and waiting for food, and when disposing of to-go containers.  

Dining staff will also wear PPE, all associates will wear masks and handle all food with gloves to ensure your safety.  

 

Brick Oven Grille

Brick Oven Grille Hours (beginning August 29)

  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  

Hours of service may be adjusted to reduce the volume of students dining at any given time or expanded as the semester progresses. 

Offerings

  • Breakfast items in the morning
  • Grill, pizza and appetizers during lunch and dinner

Safety Measures 

Seating throughout the Yellowjacket Union will be arranged to allow for necessary social distancing. Hours of service may be adjusted to reduce the volume of students dining at any given time or expanded as the semester progresses.  

All dining locations will be set to comply with social distancing guidelines. Dining staff will clean tables, chairs, and high-touch surfaces between uses. We will also expect students to follow social-distancing guidelines when ordering and waiting for food, and when disposing of to-go containers.  

Dining staff will also wear PPE, all associates will wear masks and handle all food with gloves to ensure your safety.  

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How many people can I bring with me to help with move-in?

To maintain social distancing requirements, each move-in time will have a maximum capacity of 50 people per residence hall, which is in accordance with Douglas County Public Health guidelines.

While there isn’t an exact limit to the number of people you can bring, the fewer people you bring, the easier it will be for us to schedule your preferred move-in time. Please contact the Residence Life Office to schedule your check-in.

Will Residence Life staff help me with moving personal belongings?

Unfortunately, the staff will not be touching personal belongings of any student due to concerns of COVID-19 spread.

If I miss my move-in timeline, who can I contact?

If you miss your scheduled move-in time, please contact the Residence Life Office to reschedule, 715-394-8438 or by email. Again, all residents must arrange a move-in time prior to arriving on campus.

Can I move the furniture that I won't need?

Due to an unprecedented number of single room requests, COVID-19 cleaning protocols, compounded with minimal storage space available, there will be no furniture storage this year. Please note, you may have signed up for a single room and have been placed in a room that is set as a double. All furniture must remain in the room, although your room can be configured how you desire.

Are masks required for move-in day?

Yes, masks are required for all participants on move-in day (including the resident and any family or guests that are there to help). Every on-campus student will be issued five masks at move-in check in.

Keeping COVID-19 in mind, will I be allowed to use common carts & dollies?

Carts will be available and sanitized between uses.

What steps is Residence Life taking to maintain a safe and healthy community within the residence halls?

Please visit the Health and Safety Measures page to learn more about Residence Life’s efforts to promote a safe and healthy campus.  

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Do I need to bring cleaning supplies for the bathroom stall I use?

No. Campus custodial staff will be doing additional cleaning in the bathrooms.

Is there a possibility that we may need to move out of the residence halls in the middle of the semester?

Currently, we plan to keep the halls open throughout the fall semester. There will not be a requirement to move out. This includes after all classes transition to an online format after Thanksgiving. Please keep in mind that if significant community spread occurs, the university reserves the right to close or reduce the occupancy of the residence halls if absolutely necessary.

Will families and students receive extra health screenings before students are allowed to move into their room?

No health screenings are required, however physical distancing and face coverings will be required.

Although the word “expected” has been used regarding wearing face coverings, will there be any repercussions if a fellow resident doesn’t follow the rules?

In accordance with UW System recommendations, the State of Wisconsin Emergency Order and the City of Superior, face coverings (such as masks or face shields for those who need an accommodation) are required in all indoor public spaces with limited exceptions and strongly encouraged outside when physical distancing is not possible.

We recognize that the requirement of wearing a face covering will be a cultural shift for our campus community, but we also know that wearing one is among the most important ways we can help keep each other safe and healthy. The Dean of Students Office will be enforcing compliance with these recommendations/orders and may issue sanctions up to removing students from housing.

If the semester ends early will I get a refund for housing and meals?

Meal service and housing will be offered throughout the semester. No refunds are planned at this time.

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When do we need face coverings? Will they be provided by the university?

Face coverings are required in all buildings on campus and outdoors when social distancing cannot be accomplished. One exception is in student rooms. Every on-campus student will be issued five masks at move-in check in.

Are we allowed to have guests?

To begin the semester, no guests are allowed on campus after move-in.

Can we go from hall to hall?

To begin the semester, students are not allowed to visit students in different halls. We suggest utilizing one of the other many beautiful locations on campus or a technology-based solution to connect. This interim policy will be evaluated on a constant basis and may be relaxed if we can do so safely.  

Are computer labs in the halls still going to be 24/7?

Yes. Computers have been spread out to maintain distancing, and disinfecting wipes will be available to clean the workstation prior to your use.

Can we still rent games and cleaning supplies, etc.?

Unfortunately, due to cleaning and disinfecting requirements, only vacuum rentals will be available at your hall’s front desk.

Can parts/dressers be stored?

Unfortunately, due to disinfecting protocols and limited storage, no furniture storage will be available this year.

Will students still be able to rent cabinets in Ross-Hawkes and use the refrigerator in the kitchen?

Yes. The refrigerator located in the kitchen will only be available for food preparation. Any food left in the fridge at the end of the night will be removed and disposed of. Students are allowed to have one mini-fridge per resident in their room if they so choose. 

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How will the living communities work in Curran-McNeil-Ostrander? Will specialized programs still be offered and how would they be held?

Residence Life staff is currently developing ways to engage each floor in programming. Please note, campus programming will be held virtually with some in-person programming opportunities available.

If I don't use my meal plan/use a lot of my meal plan from fall semester and it rolls over to spring semester will I have to buy a second meal plan?

The housing and meal plan requirement is in effect for the academic year. If you are required to have a meal plan for the fall semester you will be required to have one for the spring semester.