UW’s Response to COVID-19

With the well-being of all members of the University community our highest priority, we continue to closely monitor the risks of the coronavirus pandemic to our students, faculty, and staff.


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Top Updates

  • Chancellor Blank: Supporting our campus community

    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."

  • Summer Term shifts to online only; scholarship deadlines extended

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison is expanding online offerings this summer to include more than 300 courses while in-person Summer Term courses are suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Spring semester grading: More details announced

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

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Stay healthy and protect others

  • Minimize contact with both people and animals in your home.
  • Wash your hands often and practice good hygiene.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items such as dishes, towels, and bedding.
  • Postpone travel.
  • Postpone all non-essential medical appointments.

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The transition to virtual instruction will be challenging, in addition to the disruption that many of our students are experiencing as a result of having to relocate. While in-person interaction has ended, many key resources remain available online.

Student Information       Remote Learning


In the interest of everyone’s health and safety, most University employees are working remotely. Balancing work and family responsibilities will be taxing, but we offer support to our workforce in numerous ways.

Guidance for Employees


As the campus transitions to alternative modes of course delivery, there are resources, strategies and tools available to guide instructors. We are working to make sure that all students can access coursework and complete the semester as planned.

Instructional Continuity


The impact of COVID-19 on research projects is ongoing for our research teams, students, postdocs, staff and faculty. While some research projects may continue remotely, many projects need a dean or director’s approval to continue.

Guidance for Researchers

Respect Statement

COVID-19 is not specific to an ethnicity or race—disease does not discriminate. Racist behaviors or stereotyping are not tolerated at UW–Madison. If you experience harassment or discrimination, students are encouraged to file a bias incident report. Employees may file a complaint with the Office of Compliance.