RANGER RESTART: Updates, resources, and FAQs


As you may have heard RANGER RESTART is still underway and we look forward to you joining us for Spring term 2021! Housing and Residence Life has detailed plans to welcome students to our residence halls with added precautions to set you up for success.  By working together and everyone doing their part, we can have a safe, healthy, and successful year.  

We recognize that the situation continues to evolve, we will communicate as more details develop.  Please check your @ranger.uwp.edu email account regularly for updates.

Go Rangers!

Steven Wallner  |  Dean of Students

 COVID-19 Housing Handbook Addendum



Additional move in dates will be added to reduce crowds.  Residents will sign up for a date and time to move their belongings into the hall.  Residents will be allowed one helper during move in.

Residents are required to sign up for a move-in time. This will assure plenty of social distancing as residents move-in. Masks are required at all times. Students can use one cart, at your discretion.  No guests are allowed in the buildings. Guests will remain outside the building and by the drop off vehicle. 

Move-In will be completed using a drive through method, as there are no guests allowed in the buildings. Please arrive via car at the Student Center Parking Lot (A). Housing and Residence Life staff will welcome you to campus to the right of the Student Center by the “Bus Stop”.  You will receive your room keys and room condition report form.



Information on the roommate and room selection process is coming out soon.  Be sure to complete your 2020-2021 Housing and Residence Life and Dining Plan application to hold your spot.  Room selection is based on date of completed contract. 

Returning Students  |  July 12-18
New Students  |  July 19-25


Spaces have been set aside for 14-day isolation of residents if a student tests positive for COVID-19.


Our residence halls will continue to offer double rooms, single rooms, and super single rooms to reduce density.


Rigorous sanitizing procedures will follow CDC guidelines.  Touch points in shared spaces will be minimized and physical distancing promoted by reducing seating.


Access to dining will be modified to focus on serving our residents.  We are working on touchless ordering, preordering, and carry out options.  Brickstone Grill & Eatery will be the main dining option.  The other dining options will have more limited hours.


The residence halls will remain open through the entire semester.


Parking Permits will be available to order online beginning Wednesday, August 19, 2020.


Parking Permit Information


Below is a list of addition items to bring in relation to COVID-19

  • Cloth face coverings (masks)  Bring 5-6 face coverings to use so you always have a clean one. Cloth face coverings should be rotated and washed frequently.
  • Thermometer
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Portable hand sanitizer
  • Insurance Card
  • (Ensure you understand your health insurance providers information.)

We highly suggest you bring your own supply of disinfectants and a vacuum. (Vacuums and disinfecting supplies can be rented out at the Housing and Residence Life Office during business hours.)

Click on the link below for a complete list of items.



To minimize the spread of COVID-19 some modifications to student housing policies will be necessary including: face coverings required at all times outside your immediate living unit, visitors being limited to residence hall students only, and reduced occupancy in public spaces.

Please scroll down on this page to reveiw more detailed information.


The drop off option is available for students who are looking to drop off their items in their assigned room prior to officially moving in. It is advantageous for you to utilize this option!

The intention of this time is for students to bring the majority of their items prior to officially moving in so the final remaining items (such as a single suitcase) are brought during move in days.  This is done to assist in promoting physical distancing during move in days as well as limit the use of stairwells, elevators and other tight spaces.

  • During drop off days students are prohibited from staying over. 
  • Students should only be unloading and moving their items to their assigned room. 
  • Students may bring one helper with them. 
  • Students will have a 2 hour time limit between the hours of 8 AM-4PM.
  • Students need to pick up and drop off keys at the Housing and Residence Life Office.
  • Masks are required at all times.

Click on your respective link

Pike River Suites
Ranger Hall

University Apartments

Note  |  Residents of University Apartments Building 5 and Apartment 4F and 4J – Rooms will be ready to drop off belongings beginning on Thursday, August 20. 


Tables in all dining locations are socially distanced and marked as to the maximum capacity. 

Masks will be required within the Brickstone Grill & Eatery, The Encore, and Wyllie Market for service.


10 AM-2 PM

10 AM-2 PM and  5-7 PM

Brickstone Grill & Eatery 
MON-FRI  |  7:30 AM-9 PM
SAT-SUN  | 10 AM-2 PM and 5-9 PM

Wyllie Market
MON-FRI  |  7:30 AM-2 PM

The Encore
MON-THU  |  7:30 AM-1:30 PM



Housing & Residence Life will post student employment opportunities in early August.  Be sure to register and apply for student employment on Handshake.



For more information on ordering books and supplies visit the Restart FAQ page.

All residence hall students will be expected to abide by residence hall community standards which have been designed to support a healthy living environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Masks | Students will be expected to wear masks in the residence halls except for in the privacy of their residence hall rooms and when showering and brushing teeth.

Private Mask-Free Rooms | Rooms have been designated in each building where masks do not need to be worn. If students are in a common space with no one else in the room, they may take their mask off. Once another student enters the common space, they must put the mask on.

Social Distancing | Students will be expected to physically distance at 6-foot intervals in all common residence hall areas. 

Physical Hygiene | Students will be expected to maintain a basic level of cleanliness in their residence hall rooms. Proper and frequent handwashing is expected. Sanitizing stations will be placed at various entry and exit locations and students are expected to “tap in” and “tap out” by using the sanitizer when they enter and exit a building.

Students who fail to cooperate with the community standards identified by Housing and Residence Life may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of their residence hall contract and/or suspension from the university. Every reasonable effort will be made to gain voluntary cooperation from a student before engaging in the formal disciplinary process.

Students are highly encouraged to self-monitor daily for COVID-19 symptoms utilizing the screening tool via Wisconsin Health Connect. Any student who develops symptoms should contact Student Health Services during normal business hours or the local health care system on evenings and weekends.

Students are highly encouraged to get the flu shot before returning to campus. 

Isolation and quarantine are two different ways residents may remove themselves from public shared spaces and we will use these terms differently depending on a student’s situation. We have created spaces for both “self-isolation” and “self-quarantine” in our residence halls.

Any student living on campus who tests positive for COVID-19, will be required to move to a self-isolation room on campus until they have been cleared medically to return to their permanent housing assignment.

Any roommate of a student who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to move to a self-quarantine room on campus and monitor for symptoms for 14 days. 

Meal delivery from Dining Services will be available for on-campus residents who are in self-isolation or self-quarantine.

Guests are not permitted in the residence halls except for those assisting the student during “Drop off Days.” No guests will be allowed in the buildings during “Move in Days.”

Residents within our Housing community are allowed as guests in your room, however, residence hall rooms may only have as many people in the room as its standard occupancy allows. (i.e.: two people per double room, 4 or 5 people per suite, 6 people per apartment). Any resident guest in a residence hall room, apartment or suite must be agreed upon by all roommates, suitemates, or apartment mates.

Students returning to UW-Parkside via international or domestic air travel must self-monitor daily for COVID-19 symptom using the Wisconsin Health Connect screening tool. All students will move to their permanent assigned space. Please contact housing@uwp.edu if you need to arrive to campus outside the “Move In Days” schedule.

Personal air travel during the fall semester is highly discouraged and students may be required to self-quarantine and monitor symptoms for 14-days upon their return.

Per recommendations from public health officials, if a resident does travel outside their community or travels using confined means he/she should limit contact with non-household members for 14 days and monitor symptoms closely.

Students who order food from an outside vendor (not including Dining Services) or other external deliveries will need to meet the delivery person outside of the residence hall. All mailed packages will be handled centrally through the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Mail will be available for pick up from 6-8 PM at the Ranger Reception Desk or Pike River Suites. Mail and packages can be picked up in the Office of Housing and Residence Life during regular hours.

The Housing and Residence Life Office located on the parking lot level of Ranger Hall will be open during the following times:

MON WED FRI |  8 AM-4:30 PM

TUE THU |  8 AM-7 PM

Community Kitchen | Limited use

  • Common area refrigerators will be offline.
  • Any use of the stove and oven will require students to wipe down the unit before and after use with the provided cleaning equipment, in addition to the daily cleaning. 
  • Personal cooking equipment may not be stored in the kitchen spaces.

 Drinking Fountains | Available for bottle filling only

Elevator | Only two occupants allowed

Laundry Machines | Students will have access 
They will be cleaned routinely by our staff however cleaning supplies will also be provided for students to clean units prior to and after each use.

Common Areas Spaces | Occupancy Limits
These include computer labs, laundry rooms, quiet study rooms, kitchen, and the fitness center.

Students are expected to clean and disinfect their rooms on a regular basis.

Ranger Hall bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected daily. Pike River Suites and University Apartments bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected biweekly. Disinfectant will be supplied in each University Apartments and Pike River Suites bathroom for students to use as they see fit. Common areas are cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis.

Students are encouraged to bring additional cleaning supplies to keep their personal spaces clean and may want to consider bringing their own disinfecting wipes to clean fixtures prior to and after use.

All of our residence halls will continue to be fully staffed with the following team members:

Hall Directors (HDs)  | They are live-in professionals who supervise the student staff within their building. They are here to assist in your transition to college providing academic, social, wellness, and personal development support.

Resident Assistants (RAs) | They are upper-class students who live on the residence hall floors. They are your go-to-person for all concerns on your floor. Whether you want to get more involved, are in the middle of a roommate conflict, or are simply wanting a person to connect to, your RA is ready to assist you.

Although our planning for activities and programs may differ, we are still committed to providing many exciting ways to connect students to their hall community, and to UW-Parkside as a whole. Living on campus still provides many benefits to residents including proximity to the academic buildings and dining services, access to campus information and resources, and connections to peers, diverse environments, and opportunities to meet a variety of individuals. 

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