In the event of a student death, the Dean of Students Office will start the process to close the student’s records, and provide support to the student’s family.
Closing records of the student
The Dean of Students Office is responsible for initiating the process to properly close the records of deceased students. When informed of a student’s death, the Dean of Students Office will send the official campus correspondence notifying other university offices.
If you have received notification of a student death, please forward that information to the Dean of Students Office.
The closing of the student’s records helps manage the affidavit process required to return property to the estate. The Dean of Students Office also works with university offices to ensure any disposition of property.
The Dean of Students Office also provides support for the student’s family during this process. Any questions during this difficult time can be addressed by the office.
Dean of Students Office 70 Bascom Hall 500 Lincoln Drive Madison, WI 53706-1380
Monday-Friday: 8:30am -4pm during Fall and Spring semester