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Important Information about the US Census

Important Information about the US Census to ensure accurate count for UW-Whitewater students

College Students and Staff Living in College Housing

Emailed information: 

Students who were residents of the Residence Halls for most of the year:

Students residing in University Housing operated housing (UW-Whitewater residence halls and Cambridge apartments) – University Housing will be providing the needed information to the Census on your behalfSo the work is being done for you

Students residing off campus/not at home:

The U.S. Census Bureau reminds students, especially off-campus students, about the importance of filling out the 2020 census. If you are not in university-owned or run facilities, then please fill out the census and list Whitewater or Janesville (whichever campus applies to you) as your residence, even if you are in your hometown or another place studying remotely.   If you live with roommates in a residence, it would be best to coordinate filling it out with them for whitewater. If you didn’t get information regarding the census in the mail or if you just want more information, please go to https://2020census.gov/.  It is important that every one complete the census for the off-campus residence where you live and sleep most of the time.  Failure to do so will greatly impact the community in which you reside. 

  1. a) College students living at their parents’ or guardians’ home while attending college in the United States - Counted at their parents’ or guardians’ home.
  2. b) College students living away from their parents’ or guardians’ home while attending college in the United States (living either on-campus or off-campus) - Counted at the on-campus or off-campus residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If they are living in college/university student housing (such as dormitories or residence halls) on Census Day, they are counted at the college/university student housing.
  3. c) College students living away from their parents’ or guardians’ home while attending college in the United States (living either on-campus or off-campus) but staying at their parents’ or guardians’ home while on break or vacation - Counted at the on-campus or off-campus residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If they are living in college/university student housing (such as dormitories or residence halls) on Census Day, they are counted at the college/university student housing.
  4. d) College students who are U.S. citizens living outside the United States while attending college outside the United States - Not counted in the stateside census.
  5. e) College students who are foreign citizens living in the United States while attending college in the United States (living either on-campus or off-campus) - Counted at the on-campus or off- campus U.S. residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If they are living in college/university student housing (such as dormitories or residence halls) on Census Day, they are counted at the college/university student housing.
  6. f) Staff members living in college/university student housing (such as dormitories or residence halls) on Census Day - Counted at the residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If they do not have a usual home elsewhere, they are counted at the college/university student housing.

For more information, go to:  https://2020census.gov/