1. UW-Stout reaches 70% threshold for student vaccinations

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announced today that UW-Stout has attained a 70 percent vaccination rate among students. “Momentum continues to build across the UW System for student vaccination,” said System President Tommy Thompson. “I thank the students and employees at UW-Stout for their commitment to health and safety. This is a great accomplishment.” […]

  2. Student demand for UW counseling services high, key to keeping them enrolled

    MADISON, Wis.—More than 80 percent of University of Wisconsin System students who sought mental health counseling at their universities during the last academic year reported improvements in their well-being, and four of five who considered dropping out over the last eight years said counseling helped them stay enrolled. The latest Counseling Impact Assessment Report for […]

  3. UW System announces two additional universities have reached 70% threshold

    Vax Up! “70 for 70” deadline extended by two weeks

    MADISON, Wis.—The UW System announced today that two additional universities have now attained a 70 percent vaccination rate among students: UW Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater. “Thanks to the students and all the university employees at UW Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater for helping us reach this goal,” said UW System President Tommy Thompson.  “Like me, they want to […]

  4. New credit transfer agreement to benefit Wisconsin students

    UW System, WTCS collaborate for seamless credit transfer

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) have signed a historic agreement that makes it easier for students to transfer from among up to 72 credits between the two higher education systems. The agreement, effective Sept. 1, meets a statutory requirement that the two systems identify at least 72 […]

  5. UW System enrollment drops 1% for the fall semester, according to initial estimates

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System today released an initial fall 2021 enrollment estimate of 163,708 students, an estimated 1 percent decrease compared to fall 2020 based on initial first-day figures. UW System typically discloses only final fall enrollment figures, and typically later in the semester, but is again announcing initial estimates based on first-day […]

  6. UW System returns to pre-pandemic levels of in-person instruction for Fall 2021

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson announced today that the System has returned to pre-pandemic levels of in-person undergraduate instruction for Fall 2021 while prioritizing the health and safety of the campus community. Systemwide, 85 percent of undergraduate courses are being delivered in person, he said. That exceeds the goal of 75 percent […]

  7. Comedian Charlie Berens joins President Thompson for Vax Up! “70 for 70” campaign

    MADISON, Wis.—Comedian Charlie Berens has joined the University of Wisconsin System’s Vax Up! “70 for 70” campaign to encourage students to become vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Berens famously squared off against UW System President Tommy Thompson during the 2020-21 academic year to smash stuff on video as part of the System’s “Smash COVID” campaign. […]