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Updates on the 2020 Census for UW students

April 13, 2020

Despite the disruption of campus life due to COVID-19, UW–Madison is still working to help students meet their obligation to be counted in the 2020…

Watch for a Webex phishing attempt

April 12, 2020

The Cybersecurity Operations Center at UW–Madison is aware of an active phishing campaign targeting Webex users. Please be vigilant if you receive emails stating your Webex software is out of date. Cisco will NOT contact users via email that their Webex software requires an update.

Events Cancellation Extended Through June 30

April 10, 2020

The university has extended the cancellation of non-essential in-person campus events and meetings through June 30. Previously, the cancellation had been in effect through May…

SOAR to be offered online this summer

April 9, 2020

For the safety of the campus and community, Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) will be offered online this summer.

Income continuation options for student employees

April 8, 2020

UW–Madison is extending income continuation options to student employees. The following updates provide guidance for federal work-study students, students currently working remotely, and students who are no longer able to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reduced campus operations.

UW–Madison summer non-credit programs and activities cancelled

April 7, 2020

Given the predictions of the need for social distancing well after the peak of confirmed COVID-19 cases here in Wisconsin and throughout the nation, all face-to-face summer non-credit programs and activities are canceled, with the exception of a few that are authorized to run using distance learning technologies.

Campus buildings now locked

April 7, 2020

Campus continues to be open to essential personnel only. On March 23, access to campus buildings was restricted to consolidate essential services, maintain security,…

Chancellor Blank: Supporting our campus community

April 3, 2020

Chancellor Blank addresses the financial impact the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak poses for UW–Madison: "I think it might be useful to take a step away from the details and explain where I believe we are as an institution and how we’re trying to think about the future in a fog of uncertainty over how long this current crisis will last."

Spring semester grading: More details announced

April 1, 2020

Provost Karl Scholz has shared more information with the campus community about grading changes this spring semester.

COVID-19 leave extended through May 1

April 1, 2020

The university is expanding the COVID-19 paid leave benefit to support impacted employees through May 1. This provides additional paid leave if an employee is unable to work due to COVID-19 related issues, including the inability to work remotely.

Housing and dining credits

April 1, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all students no longer living in University Residence Halls will receive a prorated room credit, as well as…

Lowell Center to begin operating as state-run isolation facility

March 31, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers today announced the State of Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is opening two state-run voluntary isolation facilities in Madison and Milwaukee. The two sites are set to open Wednesday are the Lowell Center on Langdon Street and a Super 8 hotel in Milwaukee.

How to manage slower internet and low bandwidth

March 31, 2020

The Division of Information Technology has shared tips for how to manage slower internet speed and low bandwidth while working and learning remotely.

City seeks poll workers for April 7 election

March 31, 2020

The City of Madison is seeking people to serve as poll workers on Primary Day, Tuesday, April 7. The city needs to replace poll workers…

Self-quarantine instructions for students

March 27, 2020

Dear students, I am reaching out to all UW–Madison students who traveled over Spring Break with an urgent health announcement. University Health Services (UHS) has…

Message on course grading policy for Spring 2020

March 26, 2020

UPDATE: On Wednesday, April 1, Provost Karl Scholz issued an update announcing that students may choose to convert their letter grade in any course to one…

Virtual town hall for faculty & staff

March 26, 2020

To the Asian and Asian American faculty and staff members of UW–Madison and allies: I am writing to reaffirm our commitment to a welcoming and…

Tenure clock extensions for faculty

March 26, 2020

Given the unprecedented challenges we face due to the COVID-19 crisis, it is unreasonable to expect that all assistant professors are able to make normal…

Update on parking payroll deductions

March 25, 2020

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times for our campus community. Many people have questioned how fees for parking permits and other UW Transportation Services products (bus pass, bike locker and cage rental) will be addressed for the time campus is reduced to essential personnel only.

Statement on community respect and support

March 25, 2020

University administration officials issue a statement on community respect and hold a virtual town hall on Thursday, March 26 at 4 p.m. CDT.