Category COVID-19 campus response
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
University administration officials issue a statement on community respect and hold a virtual town hall on Thursday, March 26 at 4 p.m. CDT.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, at the direction of Governor Tony Evers issued a “Safer at Home” Governor’s Order today to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.
UW-Madison is offering income continuation to federal work-study students and all student hourly employees for the week of March 23 payable on April 9 (March B pay date) and the week of March 30, payable on April 23 (April A pay date).
In response to Governor Evers' stay-at-home executive order, University Housing has ended residence hall move-out. Find more information about move-out, storage of personal items and related topics.
Campus is currently open to essential personnel only. Access to campus buildings is now restricted to consolidate essential services, maintain security, and support social distancing for…
In an effort to protect the health and safety of our university members in light of the continued spread of COVID-19 worldwide, UW–Madison is updating travel and event policies.
Chancellor Blank thanks faculty and instructors: 'Spring “break” is over, we’re in the last half of the semester, and the world looks very different than it did just a few weeks ago. I want to take this opportunity, as we resume classes, to say “thank you” for the tireless work each of you is doing to ensure that we can successfully complete the academic year.'
Updates to park and rides and campus parking
I am writing to tell you that we have made the very difficult decision to postpone our spring commencement ceremonies at Camp Randall and the Kohl Center, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I have also recorded a video message to the members of the Class of 2020.
We urge you to sign up as soon as possible to remove your belongings if you are able to do so. In consultation with our campus health officials, we will be expanding our options for move-out this weekend. Additionally, based on their guidance, we are no longer limiting move-out for students who are coming from states designated as having community transmission.
As Spring Break comes to an end, we strongly encourage undergraduate students to return to or stay at your permanent residence rather than returning to Madison when instruction resumes via alternate delivery on Monday.
With the new social distancing measures set forth by the CDC, campus childcare centers will be closed effective immediately to both essential and non-essential employees. We encourage families to visit these services for help.
In consideration of the health and safety of UW–Madison students, Guido Podestá, vice provost and dean of the International Division, has instructed that all IAP study abroad programs and IIP international internships planned for summer 2020 be cancelled.
For students return from spring break, a message from Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor about getting ready for next week: a list or resources and useful information for virtual learning.