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Category COVID-19 campus response

Message to Alumni from Chancellor Blank

March 19, 2020

Fellow Badgers, I hope you are taking care of yourselves and your families as we all deal with the coronavirus pandemic. This is a time…

Campus Research Activities Update

March 19, 2020

To reduce the threat of COVID-19, a set of campus-wide directives have been established for researchers. On-site research activities must be approved by a dean or director. Research that can be conducted remotely may continue.

Updates on moving out of residence halls

March 19, 2020

For students who will now be permanently moving-out of the residence halls, we have developed a move-out schedule spanning the next few weeks. This process is designed to help students and families maintain social distancing, to reduce potential traffic and parking concerns to and from campus, and to ensure efficiency.

Libraries closed

March 18, 2020

All campus libraries are closed from 6pm March 18, 2020 until further notice. Laptops and requested materials will be provided for pickup between 12pm-4pm at the Memorial Library entrance (M-F).

Updates to Housing Operations

March 18, 2020

To mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 virus at UW–Madison, students in University Residence Halls are being asked to take essential belongings, academic materials, laptops, and medications with them for Spring Break and not return to residence halls following Spring Break.

Campus Childcare Update

March 18, 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.

Updates to dining operations

March 18, 2020

Effectively immediately University Housing Dining has made changes to service during this time to service. We have limited location and hours. Here’s how we are working to keep everyone safe and healthy >>

Metro Bus Update

March 18, 2020

UW Campus’ Metro Bus routes 80, 81, 82 and 84 will continue on the recess schedule, while most Madison Metro routes will shift to abbreviated…

Update on University Housing Refunds

March 18, 2020

The university will provide appropriate prorated credits of housing and dining. Details will follow next week.

March 17 changes to campus operations from Chancellor Blank

March 17, 2020

中文 Chinese Español Hmoob नेपाली Nepali བོད་སྐད Tibetan Our campus is continuing to monitor the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic, including…

Employee leave policy updates

March 17, 2020

A message from Chief Human Resources Office Mark Walters provides new information about additional leave benefits being implemented by UW–Madison to help our community.

April 6 Faculty Senate meeting canceled

March 16, 2020

The April 6 Senate meeting is cancelled due to concerns regarding COVID-19. Faculty Policies and Procedures allow for the cancellation of Senate meetings by the chancellor with the consent of the University Committee.

All on-campus childcare centers are closed until further notice

March 16, 2020

All on-campus childcare centers are closed until further notice. This includes Eagle’s Wing, UW Child Development Lab, and Waisman Early Childhood Program. Employees and families…

March 15 update to employees from Chancellor Blank

March 15, 2020

To our UW–Madison employees, UW-Madison was informed Sunday afternoon that Dane County K-12 schools are closing, effective immediately, through at least April 3—not later this week as had been initially planned. We understand this shift will affect our many employees with K-12 students or children in local childcare centers, which may also be affected.

Surface lot parking controls lifted

March 15, 2020

In conjunction with the March 15 message on campus status and telecommuting, UW Transportation Services has lifted permit control on all campus surface lots. No permits are needed in these lots.

Caring for the health and well-being of our community

March 14, 2020

University Health Services Executive Director Jake Baggot addresses community concerns and shares information to help everyone understand their role in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

UW Varsity Band Spring Concert canceled

March 14, 2020

The 2020 UW Varsity Band Spring Concert has been canceled. Details, including information about refunds is available on the band website.

March 13 update to employees from Chancellor Blank

March 13, 2020

A message from Chancellor Blank about statewide school closings.

Campus message to international students

March 13, 2020

Message from Interim Assistant Dean/Director Samantha McCabe

UW–Madison responds to employee diagnosed with COVID-19

March 13, 2020

University officials are cooperating fully with Public Health Madison & Dane County and other public health officials regarding a university employee who works in the School of Veterinary Medicine building who was diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19).