College of Engineering COVID-19 updates

// College of Engineering

photo of engineering fountain in spring

Although faculty, staff and students at UW-Madison are working and learning remotely, we also are approaching each new challenge and experience with open minds and an eye toward innovation. We are continuing our core mission of teaching and research. And as we look to the future, we see opportunity: To do things differently, and better. To work together on solving both old and new problems, and to make a difference in the lives of people in communities near and far.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, our faculty, staff and students have responded quickly with solutions that leverage their expertise and draw on partnerships with campus and industry colleagues.

We also know that the pandemic has affected each of you in different ways—and that the ways in which you expected to interact with the College of Engineering might look a bit different. What has not changed is that we are focused on you, your safety, and ways to support your success.

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses and our national, state, local and campus leaders make decisions about our campus operations, we will share updates here. You also can find most campus COVID-19 updates here.

Engineering impact during COVID-19

We are continuing to provide leadership in COVID-19 solutions not only for our community and state, but on a global scale. Read more about some of this work.

Engineering students

Transitioning from on-campus engineering experiences to learning remotely has been a change, but you can still access the information and services you need.

  • General engineering student info: Our FAQ for students page covers many topics, including instruction and technology support, grading, progression, academic support and tutoring, advising, financial aid, career services, student organizations, health and well-being, and others. This page also includes answers to common graduate student questions.
  • Physical wellness and mental health: All UW–Madison students have access to SilverCloud, a no-cost cognitive behavioral health resource available 24/7. Students can call the UHS Mental Health Crisis Line 24/7 at 608-265-5600 (option 9).

Our engineering community

  • Information about campus operations: This page includes links to resources for students and employees relating to many aspects of campus life and work. Note that all engineering buildings are closed except to essential workers.
  • Campus resources for employees: This page provides information about or links to topics that include furlough, leave, working remotely, wellbeing, and more.
  • Physical wellness and mental health: All UW–Madison faculty and staff have access to SilverCloud, a no-cost cognitive behavioral health resource available 24/7. Employees can call the Employee Assistance Office at 608-263-2987. Employees also have access to Life Matters, a free and confidential statewide service that provides 24/7 telephone and text support for employees’ personal and work-related concerns.

Author: Staff