During this period we are here and available to help you achieve success and navigate your academic experience. We remain committed to providing you the support needed to be safe, healthy, and successful. As the situation continues to evolve, we will keep you updated here, by email, and on social media with resources to take care of yourself and be strong, together! If you are looking for information about immigration or travel, please visit the International Student Services website.
If you have a disability-related accommodation, please be in touch with your instructors to discuss any changes for your course. You can also reach out to your Access Consultant at the McBurney Disability Resource Center if you have questions.
Students in off-campus housing
What to do if you test positive for COVID-19
You must isolate yourself as best as possible from others, including those you live with, to protect the health of others while you recover. Find more information on how to isolate on Public Health Madison and Dane County’s website. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide recommendations for quarantining and isolating when you live with other people.
Do not attend classes, work, or other activities in person. You may leave isolation 10 days after your symptoms started if you have been fever-free for at least 24 hours and your symptoms are improving. If you never develop symptoms, you can leave isolation 10 days after your positive test. UHS will work with you to determine when your isolation period ends.
Notify your instructors that you will be unable to attend in-person classes for at least 10 days while you are in isolation. Your instructor will work with you to provide alternative ways to complete your work.
If you work, notify your supervisors that you will be unable to work on site for at least 10 days while you are in isolation.
Emergency funds are available for all students
Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for financial assistance with food, housing, health insurance, academic or mental health support, and more — regardless of citizenship, status, or residency for tuition purposes. There are also many basic needs resources here in Madison and beyond. UW–Madison received federal CARES Act funds to support students.
All members of the UW–Madison community deserve to feel welcome, valued and safe. We do not tolerate harassment and discrimination, and racist behaviors and stereotyping are inconsistent with the values of UW–Madison. The Office of Compliance and Dean of Students Office provide resources and reporting options for students, faculty and staff.