GALLERY: Changes come to UW–Madison in preparation of students’ return to campus

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is preparing to welcome students back to campus on Sept. 2.
A UW staff member places a seating sticker on another chair in a lecture hall.
Kate Larsh of the Space Management Office places a seating sticker on another chair in a lecture hall.
Photo courtesy of Bryce Richter

In anticipation of students returning to the classroom on Sept. 2, University of Wisconsin–Madison staff members are preparing campus with increased safety in mind.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, UW–Madison launched the Smart Restart plan to deal with issues relating to instruction, health and safety, housing and dining, among other things.

There will be on-campus testing centers, physical distancing, increased cleaning and daily symptom monitoring on a COVID-19 symptom tracker.

The university is going to offer in-person instruction in many courses until Thanksgiving break, when students will switch to a virtual format.