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Campus COVID-19 update: Testing for all students before spring semester

As campus shared last week, we will resume in-person instruction as scheduled on January 25. We believe that the key precautions we are taking will give our campus community strong protection against COVID-19 while maintaining the benefits of in-person learning.

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Rime ice coats the branches of trees flanking Bascom Hall on snow-covered Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a foggy winter day on Jan. 6, 2021. In between the building’s columns hangs a three panel graphic of UW-Madison mascot Bucky Badger. Unlike hoarfrost – which typical forms on clear, cold nights – rime ice forms when moisture in the foggy air coats nearby surfaces and freezes. (Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison)
  • Campus COVID-19 Update: Masking order, preparations for spring semester; upgraded masks available

    As the university prepares for spring semester, campus leaders are taking several actions to provide students the best possible educational experience, fulfill our research and service missions and look out for the health and safety of our community.

  • Finals Week and Beyond: Supporting Your Student’s Mental Health

    Parents and families play an important role in coaching their students through the pits and peaks of the college experience. But when students are feeling overwhelmed, it can be hard to know how to help. Experts from UW Student Affairs offer the following tips to help your students stay focused and healthy.

  • Save the Date: Winter Family Event

    In collaboration with Wisconsin Athletics, the Parent and Family Program is offering a discounted ticket price of $13 (regularly $24) for the Wisconsin Men’s Hockey series against Michigan on Friday, January 28–Sunday, January 30 at the Kohl Center.

  • Take Our Short Survey

    Please help us enhance our offerings for parents and families by completing a brief survey. Each question focuses on a key area that the UW–Madison Parent and Family Program provides — customer service, events, and …

  • Winter Commencement

    We are excited to celebrate graduating students and families this weekend! Find everything you need to know on the Commencement website and reach out with any questions.

  • Fight Stress with Healthy Habits

    To support student well-being and fight stress, Dean of Students Christina Olstad and the Director of Mental Health Services Sarah Nolan share eight tips that may help students feel healthier and happier this winter. Watch the video or browse their tips in the article.

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