Campus Operations

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.

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


Libraries Operations for Spring 2021

Check the Libraries’ website for updated information.

Recreation and Wellbeing

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 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.