Housing Highlights
August 25, 2022
People grabbing food at the UW Student Organic Farm Open House event
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Student Organic Farm Collaboration With University Apartments, Dining & Culinary Services

The UW Student Organic Farm and Dining & Culinary Services celebrated their new partnership last week at an open house featuring farm-fresh produce! The UW Student Organic Farm is a collection of agricultural plots at Eagle Heights Community Gardens, and Dining & Culinary Services has partnered with them this year. Produce from the farm will be used in the Electric Eats food truck, Catering events, and dining market salad bars in order to contribute to UW–Madison’s sustainability and local food system.
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Prices to Change for Staff Meals at Dining Markets

Effective September 7, 2022, the cost of a staff meal at a dining market using a Wiscard will be increasing to $6.99, plus tax.The current $4.99 price is at a level considered a taxable benefit, which staff could have to account for and declare for tax purposes. The new rate continues to be lower than the price offered to the general public and is the lowest price we can offer to keep this benefit free from income tax.
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Volunteer at Residence Hall Move-in

During this upcoming Move-in, if you have availability in your schedule, consider helping our new residents have a great experience during their first day on campus. You can sign up to be a Move-in Volunteer or a Sustainability Volunteer and lend a hand to your colleagues across the Division!
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Student Wage Increase

Human Resources recently shared that all University Housing student hourly employees will be receiving a $3.00/hr increase, effective August 28th, 2022. House Fellows will be receiving a 10% increase to their stipend amount, also effective August 28th. This means that Housing student jobs will now start at $15.00/hr (or higher). Updates to materials, positions, and job postings will be coming soon.

Housing Speaker Series – Derek Kindle

Join Housing staff in attending the last speaker event! This series, open to all career staff, will provide the opportunity for Housing staff to gain better knowledge from selected leadership and the broader campus community on the most salient issues that they are dealing with.
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Help Out Our Dining Staff

Before new students attend Convocation on Tuesday, September 6, Dining & Culinary Services will be providing them lunch. To pull this off, Dining is asking for volunteers to serve over 9,000 students. Additionally, career staff continue to be able to sign up for shifts in the dining markets during the academic year for overtime and additional pay opportunities.
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What to Know For Move-in

As we get ready for residence hall move-in (August 29 – September 1, with some groups moving in early on 8/28 and other prior dates), please read over the Fall Move-in information sent to incoming residents, so you’re familiar with this year’s plans. For additional details, check out the BAT SharePoint site off of the Housing Hub.
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