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, go to the University Housing and Wisconsin Union websites for the latest updates.



See the Housing related FAQs


On September 28, the Libraries will move toward restarting services as they existed at the beginning of the fall semester. The restart of services means we are returning to providing access to all of our services and facilities for faculty, graduates, and undergraduates. Please check for updated information.

Recreation and Wellbeing

  • The Shell will be open on a reservation basis beginning September 28.
  • The Nielsen Tennis Stadium will open September 28 and will require reservations.
  • The new Nicholas Recreation Center will be opening with reduced occupancy on Monday, September 28.

Red Gym

The building will open 9/28, but each office is making their own reopening plan.

Student Activity Center

Study and General Hangout Spaces

  • Study spaces are available at both Memorial Union and Union South, on the first floors as well as other areas throughout the buildings. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Memorial Union, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Union South.
  • 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.

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 is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Union South is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily. 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.