The Department of Medicine will provide a faculty relocation award. This award is a one-time lump sum payment to the new faculty member to cover the costs for travel, temporary lodging and related moving expenses, with an award amount of $13,000 per household.

General Rules

Faculty are responsible for paying individual moving invoices directly. All moving expense reimbursements are considered taxable income and subject to Federal/State tax withholding.

In accordance with IRS rules for moving expenses, faculty must have moved at least 50 miles and the move must take place within one year of employment start date. 

Payment will be made as a lump sum on your first UW paycheck. Please work with your recruiter and HR if you have any questions.

Moving Companies

You may use any moving company for your move. Here are several recommended moving vendors that have been vetted by UW-Madison:

Piepho Moving & Storage (1300 Oak Forest Dr., Onalaska, WI 54650)
Contact for Cost Estimates: Elizabeth Piepho, 507-218-3232,
Contact for Move Coordination: Angie Hansen, 608-406-3668,

Armstrong Relocation Company Wisconsin LLC (1701 Airport Rd, Waukesha, WI 53188)
Direct all communications to the Armstrong – Wisconsin service team at 
Contact if needed: Mark Kasprzak, Account Manager, 414-550-0449,

Two Men and a Truck (3817 Kipp St, Madison, WI 53718)
Sales Representative: Heather Simmons, 608-663-9785,

SMPH Policy Library

To read the full UW School of Medicine and Public Health policy (SMPH-3020), visit this page.