To provide for a responsible community at UW-Madison during the pandemic, University Housing has repurposed designated residence hall spaces to be quarantine and isolation spaces for residence hall students affected by COVID-19. This site explains the processes for quarantine housing and isolation housing and what students can expect if placed in these spaces.

Students living on-campus who are exposed to COVID-19 or who test positive for the virus have the option of returning to their permanent home for the quarantine or isolation period or being placed in one of these residence hall spaces.

Quarantine Housing

Residence hall students who have been contacted about medium or high-risk exposure to COVID-19.

Isolation Housing

Residence hall students who have tested positive for COVID-19.


If you are a student living off-campus or a UW-Madison employee who needs to quarantine or isolate, please visit the University Health Services (UHS) website for recommendations.