Frequently Asked Questions - Campus Housing

Campus Housing

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When will I get my room assignment?

Room assignments for incoming first year students will be sent out on July 6.

How is the Office of Residence Life mitigating risk of spreading the virus in the residence halls and university-owned apartments?

We have de-densified our halls and measured residence hall room spaces to ensure that there is at least 12 feet of space head to head when students are in their shared room spaces. We also have designated quarantine spaces for students who test positive for COVID-19. We are honoring apartment leases as signed.

Additionally, as part of living in a community, we all have a responsibility to care for each other. This means every student also plays an active role in following guidance from Marquette University and the Wisconsin Department of Public Health. This includes (but is not limited to) respecting physical distancing, monitoring your symptoms, washing your hands regularly, and wearing cloth face coverings in public areas.

Will I be required to wear a mask in my residence hall or university-owned apartment?

In order to protect all on campus and allow us to operate in person, cloth face coverings will be required in all public spaces and common areas on campus.

When can I move in?

For university-owned apartments: Marq leases begin on August 1st. Campus Town East, Campus Town West, Gilman, Frenn, and McCabe leases begin on August 16th. We will be facilitating move-in times for the apartments to help ensure physical distancing during the move-in process.

For residence halls: On July 6th, you will be sent a link to sign up for a move-in time. Please note that move-in is spread out across multiple days to help ensure physical distancing during the move-in process. Please wait to sign up for a move in time prior to making travel arrangements.

Will students need to move out between the fall and spring semesters?

You can leave your belongings in your residence hall room during this time. However, we are encouraging students to only bring the essentials in order to ensure de-densification and spacing remain in each room.

Leases are honored for the entire leasing period for students in university-owned apartments.

What should I bring with me when I arrive to campus?

Please reference the Arrival Survival Guide. Note that due to COVID-19, we are asking students to remember to bring cloth face coverings and personal cleaning supplies to help mitigate the spread of the virus. Additionally, we will not be allowing large furniture items such as couches or futons this year to allow more space in the residence hall rooms for physical distancing.

What will community development look like in the residence halls?

We are in the process of planning physically distanced community building opportunities throughout the year. RAs will continue to facilitate floor meetings and 1:1 conversations with residents in a physically distanced/virtual manner as appropriate for the setting.

Is the two-year on-campus living requirement still in place?

The university still has a two-year on campus living requirement. You can submit a housing exemption request by completing the form available on the Residence Life website:

Once it is completed, you can scan/take a photo of the completed form and email it to to be processed. Please note that exemptions to this requirement are extremely rare and would likely be denied and reviewed by our housing appeals committee.

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