Planning for spring semester

The university has adopted new measures to enhance the safety of the campus community during the spring semester.

These measures increase the scope and frequency of testing and are linked to access to campus. Proof of recent negative test results will be needed in order to access campus facilities and services. Read multiligual versions of Chancellor Blank’s Dec. 11 message to employees.

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.

Academic Support

Academic Advising and Career Services


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.

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.

Respect Statement

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.