1. UW System forms Plan Ahead Team to prepare for fall 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today that the UW System’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has formed a Plan Ahead Team to review best practices and identify criteria for a return to in-person instruction for fall 2020. “We fully expect to remain open in the fall,” said Cross. “How we deliver education […]

  2. Apply to UW two-year campuses for free June 5–15, 2020

    This is the first time a free application period has been offered systemwide

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System is offering an 11-day free application period for anyone applying to one of its two-year campuses for fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters. The free application period will run June 5–15, 2020. “We understand this is an extremely difficult time, and prospective students are faced with complicated decisions as […]

  3. UW Extended Campus accepting applications for new online degrees

    Associate of Arts & Sciences, Master of Science in Cybersecurity accepting applications for September 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—UW Extended Campus, in partnership with several University of Wisconsin System campuses, will offer two new online degrees starting in September 2020—the Associate of Arts and Sciences and the Master of Science in Cybersecurity. Applications are now being accepted for the degree programs. “Adding the Associate and Cybersecurity degree programs expands our ability to meet […]

  4. UW System’s change to new digital platform leads to rapid online transition

    MADISON, Wis.—In the summer of 2017, the University of Wisconsin System began implementing its new online learning platform. As a result, the new platform has facilitated the transition of thousands of in-person courses to online delivery in a matter of weeks, a large-scale success in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We never could have […]

  5. UW System to make applying to UW universities easier this fall

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announced today a series of changes to admissions policies that will make it easier for students to enroll this fall. The changes include reducing the undergraduate application fee effective immediately, accepting unofficial high school transcripts for admission consideration, and holding students harmless for changes in admissions testing, grading formats, […]

  6. UW System institutions continue to serve students, Board meets virtually (news summary)

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents today in a virtual meeting that the University’s commitment to the Wisconsin Idea of serving every corner of the state continues, despite COVID-19. “We are now doing many things differently, but the University of Wisconsin System institutions remain open. I am enormously […]

  7. Michael Alexander named new chancellor of UW-Green Bay

    Appointment takes effect May 1

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Michael Alexander, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has been named the seventh Chancellor of the university, which has campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved Alexander’s appointment, following a recommendation made by a […]

  8. UW System to launch new EApp electronic application

    New EApp will reduce fees, offer easier navigation, and allow first-time applicants to apply to any UW System university

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today the creation of a new electronic application system, EApp, to be launched this fall for prospective students applying to attend a UW System university. The new EApp will provide reduced application fees, offer easier navigation, and allow first-time undergraduate applicants to apply to more than […]