Campus operations overview

Last updated 2:54 PM, May 20, 2020

The status of current campus operations changes frequently. Check this page for updates.

For Students      For Employees      Buildings and Facilities      Campus Events and Destinations

For Students


View the virtual commencement online. An in-person event will be scheduled for the future.

Dean of Students Office

Open virtually.

Food and Dining

International Student Services

In-person services suspended; virtual services still available.


Closed until further notice. Online services and resources available. See also Libraries FAQ.

University Health Services

  • Call to schedule an appointment: 608-265-5600.
  • Mental health 24/7 crisis line: 608-265-5600 (option 9).

University Veteran Services

Open virtually; appointments via Starfish.

Wiscard Services

The Wiscard Office is currently open Mondays 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or by appointment, to help with voter IDs, Wiscard questions and needs, and passport and background check photos.

For Employees


  • All on-campus childcare centers are closed until further notice. This includes Eagle’s Wing, UW Child Development Lab, and Waisman Early Childhood Program.
  • Little Chicks Learning Academy is open and following CDC guidelines for operations. UW employees in need of childcare should explore availability by completing an online reservation form.
  • University employees are encouraged to explore for possible childcare services.

Buildings and Facilities

Access Restricted

Campus buildings are locked but remain available to essential personnel only.


Closed until further notice. Online services and resources available. See the Libraries FAQ with specific questions.

Red Gym

Research Labs

Essential operations only.

Student Activity Center

Closed until further notice.

Wisconsin Union

Campus Events and Destinations

All campus events and meetings are canceled.


The Arboretum’s visitor center is closed, and all events are cancelled. Beginning Monday, May 18, Arboretum Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic. Read the announcement. The grounds and trails remain open.

Campus Visits and Tours

All tours and visits, pre-college activities and camps are canceled until further notice.

Lakeshore Nature Preserve

The trails and paths remain open, but events are canceled until further notice. Picnic Point is open; fire circles are closed.

Museums & Galleries

All campus museums and galleries are closed until further notice.