What to expect this fall

Thanks to encouraging progress in the fight against COVID-19 driven by strong participation in vaccination on campus and in the broader community, we are looking ahead to reuniting this fall.

Vaccination rates are high and case rates are low, giving us confidence we can move ahead with plans to resume more typical campus operations. Most classes will be back in person and most activities will resume. We know vaccination is the best way we can protect ourselves and others and will continue to offer no-cost vaccination for employees, students and the public.

Read the full list of campus policies regarding testing and masking. The chancellor’s June 24 message includes a rundown of changes expected for fall 2021.

We’ll be updating this page as more information becomes available.

Virtual Events

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Housing & International Students

To help students prepare for the upcoming academic year at UW–Madison, review general information for international students. In addition, University Housing and International Student Services (ISS) have developed FAQs for the fall semester. Visit the Fall 2021 Housing FAQs and the ISS COVID-19 Updates for more details.

Courses, toolkits and more

The Office of Human Resources offers a variety of tools and resources to support supervisors and employees during this time. The Learning and Talent Development team has created a collection of free 60- to 90-minute courses that focus on topics such as navigating change, having tough conversations with colleagues and supervisors, managing and working with a hybrid team, practicing mind and body wellness, and more. Professional Development has created new resources and will be adding more as we get closer to fall.

How Do I Video Series

How do I navigate situations with people who have different risk tolerance from me?

How do I begin to feel safe in public again?

How do I make the decision to get the COVID-19 vaccine?



If you’re having trouble finding what you need, please email covidresponse@vc.wisc.edu.