Winter Break

Information for residents in isolation and quarantine housing during winter break is available here.

To provide for a responsible community at UW-Madison during the pandemic, University Housing has repurposed designated areas to be quarantine and isolation spaces for residence hall students affected by COVID-19.

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 spaces.

Note: if Housing-designated quarantine and isolation spaces become full, residents may need to quarantine or isolate at their permanent home or find their own space off-campus — they may not return to their residence hall or participate in any in-person UW-Madison activities until they are cleared by Housing staff.

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, visit the University Health Services (UHS) website for recommendations.