The university is open for business; however, all buildings will remain in a generally locked status through June 30, 2020. It is anticipated that regular building hours will resume in July, after a review and approval of department return to work plans. Please call ahead prior to visiting campus offices or buildings to verify hours and availability. Employees and approved student employees who currently have card access to their building will continue to have card access. Only essential employees meeting current operational needs should be on campus during this time. Other employees should continue to work remotely. Employees should refer to the Return to Work Plan for details regarding our phased approach to resuming on-site operations beginning July 1, 2020. Updates will continue throughout the summer.
We are planning to return to a modified normal in the fall, which means that we are planning for the return of students to campus following our current academic calendar with classes beginning on September 9. Our fall instruction will include a mix of in-person, hybrid, and online course delivery options.
The expectation is that masks will be worn on campus, indoors or outdoors, unless you have a health condition that limits your ability to wear a mask or are in a situation where you can be fully socially distant such as in a private office or dorm room. Our Facilities Management personnel have completed extensive plans for the frequent cleaning of our buildings, as well as the installation of signage to encourage safe social distancing. We also are working with health experts and the University of Wisconsin System regarding testing and contact tracing and what to do should the virus be detected on campus.
Key campus officials are meeting on a regular basis regarding pandemic planning in order to ensure that all steps necessary to support the safety of the campus are implemented. The university will continue to monitor coronavirus developments both domestically and abroad and will notify the campus of key updates as appropriate.
The University of Wisconsin – Stout is committed to maintaining an environment of respect and that is free from discrimination, and to supporting all members of our community affected by this global health threat. Bias, discrimination and harassment are contrary to UW-Stout values. If you, or someone you know experience bias, please report to our response team.
This website is intended to serve as a resource for the UW-Stout community and our constituents, and we urge people to monitor it regularly for updates.