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.

Campus COVID-19 Testing

Cotton swab and vial icon representing COVID-19 testingDetails about campus no-cost COVID-19 testing: accessing testing, preparing for testing, getting your results and what to do if you test positive.

Campus testing locations

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

All members of the UW–Madison community deserve to feel welcome, valued and safe. We do not tolerate harassment and discrimination, and racist behaviors and stereotyping are inconsistent with the values of UW–Madison. The Office of Compliance and Dean of Students Office provide resources and reporting options for students, faculty and staff.