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.

Top Updates

  • On-Campus Childcare Centers Set to Reopen

    Beginning June 29, all on-campus childcare centers will reopen. This includes Eagle’s Wing, UW Child Development Lab, and Waisman Early Childhood Program.  In addition, Little Chicks Learning Academy remains open.  All facilities are following state, local and CDC guidelines for operations.  

  • International student reopening message

    We know there are many uncertainties still for our international students, and we acknowledge how stressful it is not having the information you need to make decisions for the fall semester. We assure you that we are listening to your concerns and are working quickly to address the questions we can, provide clarity on those we cannot, and advocate for you in spaces we can influence.

  • Chancellor Blank’s reopening message to campus

    After much deliberation and input from public health experts and all corners of campus, we can announce our plans to welcome students back to campus this fall as scheduled on September 2, with many modifications to protect the health and safety of our campus community.

  • Statement from Chancellor Blank on state funding for COVID-19 expenses

    Chancellor Rebecca Blank released the following statement in response to Gov. Tony Evers’ announcement on state funding for COVID-19 expenses

  • All updates

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A Safe Return to Campus for Fall 2020

View the university’s plan for returning to in-person instruction this fall and learn about health measures being put in place for everyone on campus.


If you can’t find what you need on this website, email chancellor@wisc.edu or call (608) 263-2400.



We have transitioned to virtual instruction, and we remain committed to providing our students the support needed to be safe, healthy, and successful. 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 is taxing, but we offer support to our workforce in numerous ways.

Guidance for Employees


Our instructors remain committed to effective teaching. Resources, strategies and tools are available to guide instructors in working with alternative modes of course delivery.

Instructional Continuity


The impact of COVID-19 on research projects is ongoing for our research teams, students, postdocs, staff and faculty.

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.