Requesting Temporary Housing Accommodations

If you are a University Housing residence hall student impacted by a positive COVID-19 test result or a roommate or close contact and would like to request temporary housing accommodations, please use this secure form. Our office will respond between Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Submit A Temporary Housing Accommodation Request

Visit University Housing COVID-19 Testing for more information on rapid antigen testing available in the residence halls.

Fall Term Information

Our offices are staffed Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and closed during University holidays.


Please remain in your room, self-isolating and limit your movements to only essential activities until a Housing Team member contacts you the following day. Essential activities include use of bathroom, obtaining food pick-up, and medical appointments. Please follow all recommended public health guidance by wearing a mask, physically distancing, covering your cough, and washing your hands. It is recommended that you do not go to class or any other facility on campus except for essential activities.

If you or your roommate is uncomfortable with this plan, you may contact your House Fellow On Duty. Depending on availability and staffing there may be temporary housing options.

If there is a medical emergency, please phone 911.

Quarantine Housing

Residence hall students who are a medium or high-risk exposure to COVID-19 or are uncomfortable staying in their residence hall room with a self-isolating roommate.

Isolation Housing

Residence hall students who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are uncomfortable self-isolating in their residence hall room.


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.


As the pandemic response continues to evolve, we consult regularly with the latest guidance from the CDC and Public Health Madison and Dane County and we work closely with University Health Services to develop and adapt specific policies and procedures.