Chancellor’s COVID-19 Orders
- Limiting Access to UW–Madison Campus regarding face coverings, revised December 1, 2020 (PDF)
- Limiting Access to UW–Madison Campus regarding face coverings, August 17, 2020 (PDF)
- Limiting Access to UW–Madison Campus regarding physical distancing, May 19, 2020 (PDF)
- Limiting Access to UW–Madison Campus per the Governor’s Emergency Order #12, April 9, 2020 (PDF)
Campus & Visitor Relations
Please note that campus buildings are closed to the public. If you plan to visit campus on your own, please review the Visiting Campus page for information about campus visitor expectations and self-guided tour materials.
There is a visitor services station located inside the University Book Store at 711 State Street, operating between 10 am and 4 pm Monday through Saturday; and noon to 4 pm on Sundays (except for April 4, Easter Sunday). Enter through the doors near Moka coffee shop to say hello to our friendly staff, grab a self-guided tour map, and ask questions about UW–Madison.
If you have questions, please call the Campus Information line at (608) 263-2400.
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.
See the Housing-related FAQs
Check the Libraries’ website for updated information.
- The Libraries provide a variety of study options, including seats in study spaces, 1-person study rooms, and computer lab seats. All seats require an active Wiscard and an appointment.
- The Computer/Info Labs are operating but at a reduced capacity.
- Libraries have printing options including the computer labs and print / scan appointments.
Recreation and Wellbeing
- View our updated hours of operation here.
- The Shell ice rink and Courts 1–4 at Nielsen Tennis Stadium will be closed for the spring semester and will serve as campus testing sites.
- More information on changes to operations and memberships is available on the RecWell website.
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 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)
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.
Memorial Union and Union South hours for Feb. 8 through June 30 are as follows:
- Memorial Union is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Union South is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- 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.