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Category COVID-19 campus response

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.

Safer at Home order from Governor Evers

March 24, 2020

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.

Campus update on student hourly workers

March 24, 2020

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).

University Housing move-out ends

March 24, 2020

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.

Mail and package delivery on campus modified

March 24, 2020

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…

Campus events and travel cancelled

March 23, 2020

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: Thank you for your tireless efforts

March 23, 2020

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.'

March 23 parking updates

March 23, 2020

Updates to park and rides and campus parking

Our plans for May commencement

March 23, 2020

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.

Important move-out updates for residents

March 20, 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.

Important information before returning to Madison

March 20, 2020

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.

Campus childcare update –

March 20, 2020

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.

International Programming for Summer 2020

March 20, 2020

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.

Message to students about the transition to online learning

March 19, 2020

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.