Start of spring semester

In preparation for the start of classes on Jan. 25, a Safer Badgers website is now available with information about campus testing, the Safer Badgers app and building access.

The university has adopted new measures to enhance the safety of the campus community during the spring semester. These measures increase the scope and frequency of testing and are linked to access to campus. Proof of recent negative test results will be needed starting Feb. 1 in order to access campus facilities and services.

Read multilingual versions of Chancellor Blank’s Jan. 13 message to employees.

The Safer Badgers app is for the campus community to use to manage their testing appointments, track their test results and gain access to campus spaces.

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Virtual Town Halls

As we prepare for the spring semester, we’ll host a series of town halls.

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Campus COVID-19 Testing

Cotton swab and vial icon representing COVID-19 testingDetails about campus no-cost COVID-19 testing: accessing testing, preparing for testing, getting your results and what to do if you test positive.


We want to encourage all members of the campus community to do their part in following health protocols and safety guidelines. Help us share a consistent message across campus by using these assets in your communications.

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Respect Statement

All members of the UW–Madison community deserve to feel welcome, valued and safe. We do not tolerate harassment and discrimination, and racist behaviors and stereotyping are inconsistent with the values of UW–Madison. The Office of Compliance and Dean of Students Office provide resources and reporting options for students, faculty and staff.