Campus Operations

Current Chancellor’s COVID-19 Orders

See a full list of the Chancellor’s COVID-19 Orders

Events Policy

As of March 12, 2022, any gatherings and events sponsored by UW–Madison or organizations officially recognized by or affiliated with the University — including meetings, conferences, and performances — are no longer subject to any COVID-related restrictions.

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.

COVID-specific protocols or requirements such as masking, proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID test may not be imposed for any events sponsored solely by UW–Madison or organizations officially recognized by or affiliated with the University, whether limited to the campus population or open to the public, with the exception of events held in private facilities with venue-specific health and safety protocols.

Additional protocols and requirements for event attendees may be imposed by third-parties — individuals or organizations — that rent, lease or otherwise obtain permission to use UW facilities for events not open to the public or for UW–Madison co-sponsored events open to the public only if the following three conditions are met:

  1. Attendance/registration is managed solely by the third-party or third-party co-sponsor, is not the responsibility of UW–Madison, and does not rely on UW–Madison systems or personnel.
  2. Enforcement of any additional protocols or requirements is managed solely by the third-party or third-party co-sponsor.
  3. UW–Madison employees staffing the event or otherwise working in the facility are not subject to the additional protocols or requirements and no enforcement actions can be taken against them.

A third party is defined as an individual acting in their own capacity as a private citizen or organization not affiliated with or officially recognized or sponsored by the University. For clarity, registered student organizations do not qualify as a third party for purposes of these guidelines.

Campus Visits

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.

University Health Services

University Health Services offers 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)

Youth Activities & Programs

Single-day, in-person youth activities and programs on the UW campus will continue. Multi-day programs occurring on consecutive days and overnight programs are prohibited through the spring 2022 semester. All programs must follow campus public health guidelines. Keep in mind that vaccines are currently not available for youth under the age of 5.

Face MasksMasks may be worn, but are no longer required, for youth participating in on-campus activities as well as staff serving them while on the UW–Madison campus or in any of its facilities located in Dane County.

Decisions regarding whether youth participating in youth activities on the UW–Madison campus or in any of its facilities are made in consultation with local public health departments, taking into account  Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 by County information. If it is determined masks are not required for the activity in a given county, participants in youth activities, as well as staff serving them, may choose to mask at any time.

VaccinationVaccinations are the greatest defense against the spread of COVID-19 and we encourage all guests who are 5 and over visiting our campuses to get vaccinated.

All activities involving youth must be registered with the UW–Madison Office of Youth Protection (OYP) to ensure compliance and oversight with COVID-19 mitigation protocols. Reach out to OYP for more information.