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Inclement weather policy for UW–Madison employees

November 7, 2022

The Office of Human Resources provides a policy for employees in case of inclement weather.

2020-2021 Inclement Weather Notice

December 8, 2020

With the winter months upon us, UW–Madison’s Office of Human Resources reminds employees working on campus of inclement weather guidelines. During the pandemic, these guidelines apply to those who are working on-site, not to those working remotely.

Get Social: Lady Liberty with dogs, flamingos and more

February 11, 2020

It's about as photogenic as it gets: Lady Liberty's head and arm on Lake Mendota, with an orange sunset setting the ice ablaze. In this week's Get Social, take a look at some of the best selfies and photos from what's become an annual tradition.

No school, no problem: How Badgers are spending snow day

January 30, 2019

Though school is temporarily out due to extreme temperatures, that hasn’t stopped UW–Madison students from making the most of their day off. For a group…

A shock to the system: Spring has finally sprung

April 26, 2018

“We always want what we can’t have — and for months, we’ve wanted sunshine and warm weather. Now that we have it, though, there’s a bit of pressure to enjoy every moment,” says Christine Whelan.

A March snowfall brings a battle for Bascom

March 7, 2018

The hill that's hosted an igloo and snowmen this winter was taken over Wednesday by snowball-hurling students.

Ice is nice at 2018 Hoofers Winter Carnival

February 10, 2018

Sun, snow and ice created the perfect setting for the annual winter celebration.

University Ridge offers a ski course for the public

March 3, 2017

“Madison embraces skiing,” says G. Michael Gaspard, general manager of University Ridge. “We are open to the public, we are a resource to help keep people active year-round, and we’ll take as many people as we can get.”

Battle for Bascom 2016

March 4, 2016

Hundreds of students engaged in the epic snowball fight held annually on Bascom Hill. The spirited battle pits members of the Lakeshore and Southeast residence halls against each other.

Bundled up

February 2, 2016

A student keeps warm in her Badger hat as she walks along Linden Drive at the University of Wisconsin–Madison during a class change on Jan.

Winter wonder

January 21, 2016

Living along the jet stream – those fast-flowing air currents in the upper atmosphere circling the earth – brings its share of erratic weather patterns and unpredictability.

Between soil and snow

January 5, 2016

Professors Jonathan Pauli and Benjamin Zuckerberg explain the subnivium — habitat between the ground and winter snow cover that is being affected by climate change.

Slideshow: Battle for Bascom snowball fight

February 9, 2015

On Sunday, Feb. 8, hundreds of students engaged in the “Battle for Bascom 2K15,” an epic snowball fight held on Bascom Hill. In what is becoming an annual tradition, the spirited battle pits members of the Lakeshore residence halls against those from the Southeast residence halls. The Lakeshore team claimed victory this year, yet fun seemed to be had by all.

Recent sightings: Shoveling off Bascom

February 2, 2015

Hardworking grounds crew members shovel snow and clear the steps to the Lincoln Terrace near Bascom Hall during an early winter morning on Monday, Feb. 2. In the background on Bascom Hill hang banners featuring the university’s W crest.