A Smart Return to Campus for Fall 2020

We all have a role in protecting the health and safety of our Badger community.

Smart Restart logoThe University of Wisconsin-Madison will welcome students back to campus as scheduled for the start of fall classes on September 2. To ensure a “Smart Restart” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we are developing a comprehensive plan for resuming campus activities.

Read Our Plan

Reopening Guidance for Departments and Units

We know there are many factors to consider when making arrangements to reopen buildings and welcome employees and students back to campus.

See our list of resources to assist departments, schools, and units as they begin the process of gearing up for fall.

For Students and Parents

Find information about academic support and student success services, as well as frequently asked questions about health and safety and advising, instruction and tuition.

Communications Toolkit

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We’re all in this together! As we begin to reopen, we want to encourage all members of the campus community to do their part in following health protocols and safety guidelines. Help us share a consistent message across campus by using these assets in your communications.

Virtual Town Halls

Past events are archived for on-demand viewing.

Project Team

As we prepare for the return of students and faculty for the fall semester, resume research activities, and reopen some offices that were shut down, we are developing a comprehensive plan for resuming campus activities. View the project structure and members of each work and implementation team.

View the Project Team

Respect Statement

Racist behaviors or stereotyping are not tolerated at UW–Madison. If you experience harassment or discrimination, students are encouraged to file a bias incident report. Employees may file a complaint with the Office of Compliance.