RANGER RESTART: Updates, resources, and FAQs


As you may have heard RANGER RESTART is still underway. 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

TO DO’s 

  • Check My Housing for room assignment and roommates
  • Check SOLAR account for classes, billing, and financial aid
  • New Students: Upload a picture for my Ranger Card 
  • New Students: Obtain Ranger Card (campus ID card) upon check in at Residence Life
  • Purchase Parking Permit
  • Buy my Books
  • Schedule my weekly COVID-19 Test



Returning residents can move back to campus anytime beginning Wednesday January 27, 2021.

New Residents can move in anytime beginning Wednesday January 27, 2021.  Pick up your keys and move in packets from the Office of Housing and Residence Life, located in Ranger Hall room 36 (enter on the parking lot level) during office hours.



Residents are required to take a weekly COVID-19 test.  Information on how to sign up for your weekly test will be sent under separate email.  The COVID-19 Testing Center will open beginning Wednesday January 27, 2021 in Ranger Hall room 47.  

COVID Testing Center Hours – located in Ranger Hall room 47

MON-THU  |  9 AM-6 PM 
FRI  |  9 AM-1PM

If you return to the residence halls prior to 12PM Friday, January 29, 2021 it is expected that you would schedule a COVID-19 test for the week before COVID-19 Testing Center closes at 1PM on Friday.  Failure to complete a weekly COVID-19 Test could lead to Housing & Residence Life Contract cancellation with no refund. 



Your dining plan is loaded on your Ranger Card. Spring term dining plans are currently active and available for use.

January 18-31, 2021
Brickstone Grill & Eatery (located in the Student Center)
Open Daily 10 AM-1PM & 5-7 PM

Spring Term Hours begin Monday, February 1, 2021
Brickstone Grill & Eatery 
Monday-Friday 7:30AM-8PM
Saturday/Sunday 10AM-1PM & 5-8PM



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


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



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



Parking Permits are available to order online.

Parking Permit Information


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


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.


Residence Hall mail and package service are centrally located in the Housing & Residence Life Office.  For proper delivery mail and packages should be addressed: 

Student Name 
4135 University Drive 
Kenosha, WI 53144


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


Your Ranger Card ID is needed for dining and building access.

New residents and returning residents will need to upload a picture (E-Photo) to your Ranger Card account!

Ranger Card E-Photo Submission Information


  • Select Quick Link ‘Upload a Photo (through the Online Card Office)’ and login to the Online Card Office
  • Select ‘Profile’ on the upper left and follow the instructions to submit a new photo
  • This will take you to the Personal Information page where you should have an option to ‘Click to submit a new photo’ 
  • Wait until Cloudcard finishes loading and then you will have an option to upload your photo in a black box located in the center of the page.  
  • Make sure to read the Photo Requirements on the left side and then upload your photo to the system.  The University reserves the right to make final determinations regarding acceptance of any Ranger Card E-Photo submission.  Special accommodations will be made to obtain an accurate picture.
  • Replacement ID cards can be purchased at the Campus Concierge for $10. 
  • If you don’t get your Ranger Card with your check-in packet, email Rangercard@uwp.edu for an appointment to arrange to pick up.

Returning residents will need to email Rangercard@uwp.edu to arrange a new ID to be printed and picked up: cost is $10 for replacement ID. 



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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