Campus Operations

Check this page for updates on the status of campus operations.


Whenever possible, the university recommends that events and meetings continue to be held virtually; it is highly recommended that in-person events also allow for virtual participation by attendees who choose not to or are unable to participate in person. Any in-person events must follow campus policy for schools/colleges/divisions, and student organizations.

Facilities Planning & Management

Facilities Planning & Management is fully operational.

Food and Dining

To learn what dining halls or markets are open, visit University Housing and Wisconsin Union websites for the latest updates.


See the Housing-related FAQs


Post-Thanksgiving Break and Fall 2020 Finals Information

Check the  Libraries’ website for updated information.

Recreation and Wellbeing

  • The Nicholas Recreation Center is open at 25% capacity on a first-come, first-served basis. Check current building occupancy.
  • The Shell and Nielsen Tennis Stadium are open on a reservation basis.
  • All Rec Well facilities will have adjusted facility hours during Thanksgiving recess and winter break. Check facility hours on their website.

Red Gym

Student Activity Center

Study & Exam Spaces

There are several options for study spaces on campus that may include private rooms and high- speed internet. Facial coverings or masks must be worn at all times. Food and drink are generally not allowed in these spaces.

University Health Services

University Health Services is here for you virtually, with limited in-person medical appointments for urgent care, by appointment only. Telehealth and telemedicine appointments are available for Medical and Mental Health Services.

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

Virtual Learning Spaces

Rooms are distributed across campus, and include a mix of drop-in rooms, reservable rooms and special-request rooms (special-request rooms are prioritized based on specific virtual learning needs). All rooms are equipped with high-speed internet.

Wisconsin Union

  • Memorial Union’s regular fall semester hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily; Thanksgiving hours are as follows:
    • November 25:  9 am to 6 pm;
    • November 26–28:  Closed;
    • November 29–30:  9 am to 8 pm.
  • Union South’s regular fall semester hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily. Thanksgiving hours are as follows:
    • November 25: 9 am to 6 pm;
    • November 26-29: Closed;
    • November 30: 9 am to 7 pm.
  • Both unions have instruction, study, size-appropriate meeting/event space, and dining options.
  • The Wisconsin Union dining delivery service now serves guests within a one-mile radius around Memorial Union.
  • The Wisconsin Union calendar continues to expand with event additions.