1. COVID-19 Interim Policy Resources

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the statutory, regulatory, and policy landscape is rapidly changing to best ensure the health safety of students, employees, and visitors to UW institutions. The UW System is subject to federal and state law, the Wisconsin administrative code, regent policy documents, and UW System administrative policies. In response to the […]

  2. Board of Regents Recap

    Due to the COVID-19 public health concerns, the UW System Board of Regents meeting originally scheduled to be held at Gordon Dining & Event Center, was changed to a half-day teleconference meeting on Thursday, April 2, 2020. President Ray Cross provided an update on the state and federal response to the pandemic, sharing that the […]

  3. Regular Session Ends

    The regular session of the Legislature officially ended on Thursday, March 26, 2020. All legislation which did not pass both houses fails pursuant to SJR-1. However, bills that did not pass through both houses can be revived in an extraordinary session to be acted upon. The Senate was scheduled to come in one more time […]

  4. COVID-19 Updates

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the statutory, regulatory, and policy landscape is rapidly changing. To ensure the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors to UW institutions, UW System has created a COVID-19 Interim Policy Resources website for staff to use as resource on already granted regulatory flexibilities and other regulatory relief and […]

  5. March Senate Session Postponed

    Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced today, March 17, 2020, that the Senate’s March floor session will be postponed.  Fitzgerald said he and Assembly Speaker Vos will call the Legislature into an extraordinary session this spring so the Senate can complete legislative business. The State Relations team will continue to monitor this and other legislation […]

  6. Recap of Research in the Rotunda

    The 17th annual Research in the Rotunda event was held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda. Undergraduate student researchers from across the University of Wisconsin System, together with their faculty advisers, presented their research findings on a variety of important topics to legislators, state leaders, UW alumni, and other supporters. See […]

  7. COVID-19 Update

    As the expanding COVID-19 issue continues to present challenges for us all, we want to assure you that the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and communities is the UW System’s top priority. Given the rapidly changing landscape of the coronavirus situation, it is important that we have a clear understanding of our policies and […]

  8. Bills signed into law by Governor Evers impacting UW System

    On Monday, March 2, 2020, Governor Tony Evers signed a series of bills into law. Among the bills was AB 531: ID Card Info, now Wisconsin Act 116. Act 116 will require all newly issued student identification cards to include contact information for local and national suicide prevention hotlines. On Tuesday, March 3, 2020 the […]

  9. Recap of public hearing for Chapter UWS 17 & 18 revisions

    The Board of Regents held a public hearing on Thursday, March 5, on proposed amendments to Chapter UWS 17, Wis. Admin. Code and Chapter UWS 18, Wis. Admin. Code.   Written comments for each rule will be accepted until March 12, 2020. Comments may be submitted: on the web (Chapter 17; Chapter 18) by email to board@uwsa.edu; […]

  10. Legislative Update

    The State Assembly’s final meeting of the legislative session was on Thursday, February 20, however there are a number of active bills that could still become law. This includes bills that have been passed by the State Assembly and are awaiting State Senate action and bills that have been passed by both houses and have […]