Campus Operations

Visiting Campus

Campus is open to visitors and in-person tours have resumed. If you plan to visit campus, please review the Campus & Visitor Relations webpage for information. Current policy requires masks be worn inside any campus building.

Most library services no longer require an appointment, including access to collections, study spaces, small-group study, computer labs, printing, and scanning. Reservations for study rooms continue to be required. Pickup by Appointment continues to be offered as a pickup option.

The Chazen Museum of Art is open. Check for current open hours and information about current exhibitions and events.

If you have questions, please call the Campus Information line at 608-263-2400.


Effectively immediately, UW–Madison’s COVID-related restrictions specific to gatherings and events — including meetings, conferences, and performances — are lifted. However, anyone attending an indoor in-person event must comply with the chancellor’s order on wearing masks while indoors in campus buildings or facilities, regardless of vaccination status.

In addition, all events and meetings must follow existing health and safety requirements including venue occupancy and providing food and drinks in accordance with the Campus Catering Policy.

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) should review the Student Organization Resource & Policy Guide. The information included on the site details specific policies and guidelines to follow depending upon the event.

Individuals or organizations (third-party) not affiliated with, officially recognized, or sponsored by UW–Madison, may impose additional protocols and requirements for those attending their events on campus.

Food and Dining

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

Public Health Signage

To keep our public health and safety messaging consistent across campus, operational signage is available in print and digital formats at no cost to departments, schools, colleges and units. Signage available includes masking required, cleaning protocols, hand-washing steps, cleaning protocols, and a symptom tracker.

Printed signage is available for order at the DoIT printing and publishing online store.

Digital signage is available for download.

Recreation and Wellbeing

Student Activity Center

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)

Wisconsin Union

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

Youth Activities & Programs

The majority of single day UW–Madison sponsored youth activities and programs will be offered in person for Fall 2021. Multi-day programs will resume later in fall. Masking and other requirements are in place. For more information please review the policy for youth activities and screening and program logistics for in-person single day youth activities.