UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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Residence Life and Dining

Updates on move-in can be found here, https://www.uwrf.edu/ResidenceLife/LivingInHalls/MovingIn.cfm

Residence Halls will be open with some reduction in occupancy to allow for greater restroom to resident ratio and will offer more single rooms. Extra health and safety measures will be put into place including enhanced sanitation and cleaning, adjustments to the move-in schedule and process, limited occupancy of common spaces, and additional COVID-19 safety-related expectations for residents and staff. Residence Life programming will be modified to utilize new ways to communicate with students, support their needs, build community, and offer educational and personal growth opportunities. Communications from Residence Life and frequently asked questions are available for review.

View a list of items that you should bring with you to campus here,  https://www.uwrf.edu/ResidenceLife/LivingInHalls/NewHome.cfm

New students will need a student ID for move-in day. Here's the process for getting an ID, https://technology.uwrf.edu/TDClient/1979/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=108448

View information about sharing spaces with a roommate or suitemates here, https://www.uwrf.edu/ResidenceLife/LivingInHalls/Roommates.cfm

  • Spaces will be designated for quarantine and isolation during the 2020-21 academic year.
  • Residents should be prepared to temporarily move to a new location in a timely manner.
  • Further details regarding quarantine and isolation spaces will be shared in the coming weeks.
  • Single rooms will be available on a limited basis with an established priority that emphasizes health and well-being.
  • Students with COVID-related medical concerns will be able to submit a request for a single room.
  • Single rooms will also continue to be available for students with ADA-related accessibility needs.
  • Students who do not have a medical need for a single room, but are interested in a single room, will be able to enter a lottery system. The lottery system will be used to determine single room assignments after medically related single room requests are met.
  • Room assignment information will be sent to all fall residents by the end of July.
  • Several steps will be taken to confirm student housing needs and the spaces that will be available for occupancy.
  • The commuter policy has been updated for the 2020-21 academic year, providing more flexibility to students who wish to commute from home.
  • Students can now commute from the residence of a parent, legal guardian, grandparent, aunt, uncle or older siblings if the residence is located within 40 miles of UWRF.
  • Link to Commuter Policy page and request form

First and Second-Year Student Online Learner Exemption 

Upper Class Student Online Learner Contract Cancellation:

Fall 2020 contracted students who do not fall under the 2-Year Residency Policy who have four credits or less face-to-face classes for fall 2020 may choose to cancel their contract. Students will receive a $100 refund of their housing deposit.

  • No outside guests will be allowed at any time other than during move-in.
  • Residents who require personal care assistants should contact the Department of Residence Life.
  • Residents may not have guests in their individual rooms.
  • Hall residents may meet and visit with each other in common areas so long as social distancing and room occupancy limits are upheld.

Physical distancing markers will be used for lines at the entrance. Plexiglass partitions will be installed at all service counters. Additional labor will be added to serve students, versus the former method of mostly self-serve. Beverage stations will continue to be self-serve, and physical distancing markers will be used to ensure appropriate spacing in that area. Seating capacity will be reduced, and furniture removed when possible. Reusable to-go food containers will be used instead of flatware to allow students to dine elsewhere when no seating is available. Cleaning protocols and frequency will be increased to meet or exceed CDC guidelines. Chartwells staff will wear face coverings. Modifications will be made as necessary.

Dining has answered many questions about their services in their FAQs page.

Some locations may be closed based on the number of students participating in the meal plan program.  Physical distancing markers will be used for lines at all entrances and service counters. Plexiglass partitions will be installed at all service counters. No self-serve fountain beverages will be offered. Cleaning protocols and frequency will be increased to meet or exceed CDC guidelines. Chartwells staff will wear face coverings. Modifications will be made as necessary.

Offered on a very limited basis. Primarily to-go boxes will be used or served meals, no self-serve options will be available. Cleaning protocols and frequency will be increased to meet or exceed CDC guidelines. Chartwells staff will wear face coverings. Modifications will be made as necessary.

To view the answers to other common questions related to Residence Life visit, https://www.uwrf.edu/ResidenceLife/