Campus Operations

Visiting Campus

As of May 10, campus is again open to visitors and a green /building access granted Badger Badge will no longer be needed to access most campus buildings. Badger Wellness Ambassadors are no longer checking badges at the entrances to campus facilities.

Some spaces on campus, as well as specific events or activities, may require a green Badger Badge/building access granted status to enter or participate. Those designated spaces should be marked and badges may be checked by staff and event organizers. Visitors and guests, who are unable to use the Safer Badgers app, will not have access to these spaces.

Certain campus spaces, such as UW Libraries and the Chazen Museum of Art, will continue to require an appointment or reservation for in-person visits. In addition, UW Libraries requires a Wiscard for entry.

In-person campus tours have resumed. If you plan to visit campus, please review the Campus & Visitor Relations webpage for information.

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.

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

Visit for the current hours of Memorial Union and Union South.