University of Wisconsin–Madison

We Are Here For You

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As students learn and gather together remotely, UW is here to virtually support their success and well-being. Resources, staff members, and services are available to your students as they look ahead to the end of the semester.

Please know that our office, the Parent and Family Program, is also here for you. We know you may have questions and are looking for ways to encourage your student as they near the end of the semester. Please reach out with your questions or concerns — we value your partnership during this unique time.

Advising and Career Services

Academic and career advisors are available to help students achieve academic and career success. Students are encouraged to connect with an advisor to discuss topics ranging from fall enrollment, the special grading options, campus resources available to them, planning for the future, and much more. Students are able to meet with their academic and career advisors remotely and are welcome to email their advisors with questions. Learn more and read FAQs on accessing advising services.

Basic Needs Resources

The Office of Student Financial Aid has compiled a list of resources that may help members of our community. This list focuses on the Madison area — if your student needs resources in a different area, the United Way 211 will give information based on your zip code. You can also call 211 and will be given information for the nearest emergency food provider. Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website to find information on financial resources, food resources, mental health, internet and technology, and employment.

Recreation and Wellbeing

RecWell is providing virtual programs for students, including group fitness classes, at-home workouts, personal training, and wellbeing resources. Their website also features helpful articles, including navigating the grocery store while social distancing, strategies for setting a schedule at home, and much more. Learn more about virtual programs at recwell.wisc.edu.

University Health Services (UHS)

UHS is committed to supporting students as we navigate the rest of the spring semester and summer term together. Many medical, counseling, and wellness services are available by phone and accessible online. Starting this week, Virtual Let’s Talk is available via a sign up sheet.

The UHS Remote Health and Connection Page shares information on virtual wellness services, videos, workshops and webinars, identity specific resources, and recovery from substance abuse resources. On the webpage, you’ll also find information on coping with COVID-19, including the COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Guide from the UW Department of Psychiatry. Additional resources listed on the Remote Health and Connection Page include information on sleep, food assistance, meditation, health guidance, yoga, outreach mental health services, suicide prevention training, and survivor resources.

For more resources and information for students, visit www.covid19.wisc.edu/for-students and stay up-to-date at www.covid19.wisc.edu.