University of Wisconsin–Madison

Important Reminders

Thanksgiving to go meals

The Wisconsin Union team will serve up its popular Thanksgiving To Go personal and family-sized meals and à la carte holiday, house-made menu favorites in 2022, with online ordering going from Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. CDT to Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. CDT or while supplies last and pickup on Nov. 23. Personal size meals will be $12 for UW–Madison students paying with a valid Wiscard. All members, students, staff, faculty, and the greater community are welcome to order. Read more from the Wisconsin Union.

Go Big Read author Clint Smith to visit campus

Clint Smith, the author of “How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America,” will discuss his book at this year’s Go Big Read keynote from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1, and he’ll also be meeting with students at several informal events. Smith’s work encourages readers to take a deeper look into the history surrounding us.

University Housing returning resident procedure

University Housing will be offering a limited number of spaces (similar to this year’s returner numbers) to current residents for academic year 2023-2024. The returning resident process allows current residents their first choice in selecting a room and roommates. All residents are required to log in to My UW Housing and complete their Notice of Intent to let us know their housing plans for next fall. Students who indicate “yes” on their Notice of Intent by November 6 will be assigned a random number to determine if and when they will have access to select a room. The returning resident process is now open. Read more from University Housing.

Flu vaccines and COVID-19 boosters available on campus

One of the best ways to avoid illness and keep those around you healthy is to get a flu vaccine and stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines. It’s safe to receive both vaccines on the same day. Students and employees can receive a no-cost flu vaccine and a no-cost Pfizer bivalent booster at the same location and time on campus. Students can learn more and schedule an appointment through UHS.

Well-being workshop series

Encourage your student to checkout the THRIVE workshop series this fall, hosted by University Health Services. Workshop topics range from making the most of the college experience to talking about mental health.