Safer at Home Order Impact on Campus

As we continue to navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, please know we’re here to support you and will try our best to provide the most up-to-date informationThe Spring 2020 Move-Out process and efforts to vacate residence halls have temporarily been halted due to the Safer at Home order as issued by the Wisconsin Governor’s Office. This order is effective on March 25 at 8 AM and remains in effect until April 24 at 8 AM, or until a superseding order is issued by the Governor’s Office.  Please read through all the detail as provided on this page as we hope most of your questions will be answered.  

Starting on March 25, only residents who are approved to remain on campus will have access to the residence hallsBoth visitors and overnight guests are prohibited in the residence hallsAccess to campus locations will be restricted and all buildings will be locked. People in buildings are now required to display their university ID in plain sight or be ready to produce it upon request The Office of Residence Life and Housing will continue to adapt and update services as warranted.  


If you are a Student Staying on Campus 

In certain circumstances only, we have granted approval for students to remain in campus housing through the remainder of the semesterIf you have not yet returned to campus, you need to stay at home  

Important information for students currently living on campus: 

  • It’s vital you keep reading your emails and checking for updates here and on our coronavirus (COVID-19) site. 
  • We may need students who are staying in campus housing to move from their existing room to another location. We are developing a consolidation plan based on the Safer at Home order and in accordance with social distancing guidelines to the best of our ability. 
  • For the safety of our Carroll community, the Campus Center is now closed. Please know that modified student services are available as listed on the Campus Center portal page 
  • Campus Dining Services and hours have been adjusted as well for the remainder of the 2020 semester. Limited dining services are available on campus for carry-out only.  Please click here for menus and hours of operation.  Call 262-650-4989 to order from Au Bon Pain.  For questions about dining services, e-mail  


If You Haven’t Completed the Move-Out Process 

Your Area Director will communicate a move-out plan once the Safer at Home order is lifted. Please continue to monitor your e-mail for updates about move-out scheduling. Do not return to campus unless you have prior approval to do so.  

  • If you scheduled your move-out between the dates of March 25 and April 5 or you scheduled a move-out time but were unable to return to campus to complete your move-out, please know your belongings will remain secure within your living unit. We will not charge students who are not currently in campus housing for items remaining in the halls during this time 
  • If you didn’t schedule a move-out time, please do not return to campus during this time. You will need to stay at home until we resume the move-out process and you have a scheduled appointment time.  


If You Need to Retrieve Essential Items from Your Space 

Essential access to the residence halls will be appointment based and granted on a case by case basis. All other access to residence halls will be prohibited. Only resident students who have been approved to reside on campus will have access to residence halls. Essential access will be granted to those who need to gather medication that otherwise cannot be acquired at the resident’s permanent address or for materials that are critical to the resident’s coursework.  

Essential access to residence halls is only meant for gathering a few crucial items. Move-out will not be permitted during the Safer at Home order.  

To request essential access to the residence halls residents must contact Public Safety during business hours 8 AM-4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Residents must e-mail Public Safety at with the following information: 

  • Name  
  • ID Number  
  • Building and Room  
  • Reason for essential access  
  • Preferred date and time to retrieve items  

Public Safety will respond to your e-mail with either approval or denial or for clarification about the need for essential access. Do not travel to campus until after you have been approved to gather items from your living unit.  If approved for access, you will be escorted by professional staff to and from your living unit. With limited staffing, gathering items from living units must be rapid and efficient. 


If You are Eligible to Receive an Adjustment for Housing   

Students who do not return to live in campus housing following the extended spring break will receive the housing credit regardless of their move-out date. Those details will be provided soon. Please continue to check your e-mail