What should I do once on campus after arriving in Madison?  

In addition to testing before you return to Madison, take another antigen test within 24 hours of your return. If you are already in Dane County, take an antigen test at least 24 hours before your next visit to campus (not counting a visit to pick up a test kit if needed, as explained below).

Residence hall students will have an antigen test provided in their room upon move in. Follow the instructions you receive with the test.

Students who live off campus will have access to a free at-home antigen test at no cost with a valid Wiscard. Pickup will be at Memorial Union and Union South, Jan. 18 through Jan. 21 from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Additional opportunities will be available Jan. 22 through Jan. 24. Check covidresponse.wisc.edu for updates.

If it is positive, do not come to campus. Follow these instructions for isolation.

If it is negative:

  • If you are NOT having symptoms, come to campus as planned.
  • If you are having symptoms, do not come to campus. Isolate and take another test to confirm your result. Use a PCR test immediately (within 24 hours) if available; otherwise use an antigen test 24 hours after your first test. If the second test is negative, come to campus as planned. If the second test is positive, do not come to campus; follow these instructions for isolation.