1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. UW System nursing, pharmacy students eligible for tuition credit in fall 2021

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System nursing and pharmacy students will have another opportunity to receive a $500 tuition credit for providing COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots, UW System President Tommy […]

  5. UW System President Thompson announces student vaccination incentive

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today announced a new incentive program that provides an opportunity for UW students vaccinated against COVID-19 to win a $7,000 scholarship. Under […]

  6. UW System Presidential Search Committee named

    Revised September 13, 2021, to reflect the addition of a committee member.  MADISON, Wis.—Edmund Manydeeds III, President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, today appointed a 21-member […]

  7. UW System awards $1 million in scholarships to 267 students

    Awardees are first under new Regents Opportunity Scholarship

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson announced today that 267 UW System students will share $1 million in scholarships under the new Wisconsin Regents Opportunity Scholarship program. The […]

  8. Thompson announces new Vice President for Office of University Relations

    Jeff Buhrandt succeeds Scott Neitzel, who resigns after playing a key role during a challenging year

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson announced today that he has named Jeff Buhrandt as Interim Vice President for University Relations, replacing Scott Neitzel who is resigning his […]

  9. UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson resigns; former UW System leader Jim Henderson named interim

    Chancellor cites health condition

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson announced today that UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson has resigned, citing health concerns. Thompson appointed former UW System Vice President for Academic and […]

  10. UW Extended Campus, in partnership with UW System campuses, to launch five new online certificates this fall

    Certificates offer skills training in high-demand fields: bioinformatics, data science, health care informatics, senior living, and sustainability and well-being

    MADISON, Wis.—UW Extended Campus, in partnership with University of Wisconsin System campuses, will offer five new online certificates aligned with industry needs and high-growth occupations in September 2021. The new […]