COVID-19 Response at UW Oshkosh

The top priority of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is to protect the health and safety of our campus community. University officials continue to evaluate the current and potential impact of COVID-19. Please refer to this site often for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 preparedness at UW Oshkosh.

All campus-based courses will deliver classes through alternative delivery methods from Monday, March 30, through the end of the spring semester and spring interim.

Until further notice, only employees needed to deliver necessary campus services that cannot be completed through telecommuting will physically remain on UWO’s campuses.

University Announcements

Volunteers sought for UWO effort supporting Wisconsin’s COVID-19 response

Today, I am contacting you because Wisconsin needs our help. UW Oshkosh has been selected as a potential location to house people who have contracted the coronavirus. We are working closely with leaders in the Wisconsin Department of Administration, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the UW System to determine the best locations on our Oshkosh campus for this to occur.

Buildings will be secured starting Monday March 23rd

On Monday building access across all three campuses will be limited to those with keycards or keys. Blackhawk Commons and Reeve Memorial Union will remain open during their modified scheduled hours at this time.

Residence Hall Closing Information

Residence Hall Closing Information

Residence Hall Closing Informationby Robert Babcock, Director of Residence Life | Mar 19, 2020 | For StudentsRESIDENCE HALL CLOSING INFORMATIONAs you may already know, Chancellor Andrew Leavitt sent an announcement Wednesday that UW-Oshkosh will continue...


University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community members are encouraged to:

  Practice good hygiene

  • Avoid handshakes and other contact greetings
  • Thoroughly wash hands often throughout the day
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow
  • Regularly disinfect often-touched surfaces and items, including tables, desks, doorknobs, handrails, light switches, shared keyboards, faucets and toilet handles
  • Open windows or adjust air conditioning to improve ventilation
  • Limit sharing of supplies and food

  Be careful with meetings and travel

  • Meet through video conference when possible
  • Hold in-person meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces
  • Assess the risks of business travel

  Stay home if you are feeling sick

  • Stay home if a household member is sick
  • Wash hands frequently if caring for sick family members
  • Provide additional care and a protected space for household members over 65 years old

As we settle into our new routines, we acknowledge our community’s resilience, adaptability and strength during these changing times.

Bias and Harrassment

COVID-19 is not connected to any particular ethnicity or race. Racist behaviors or stereotyping are not acceptable at UW Oshkosh. If you experience harassment or discrimination, please file a bias incident report here.


Safer At Home

The Office of the Governor and the Wisconsin DHS issued a “Safer at Home” order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, effective until at least 8am on Friday, April 24. Read frequently asked questions about Safer at Home and how it affects you.

Moving Courses Online: Information for Instructors

Our Instructional Continuity page contains advice and information for faculty and instructional academic staff, including specific instructions for moving course elements online.

Internet Access

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has compiled a list of internet providers who are offering cost reductions and other benefits to students and workers who need service during the coronavirus outbreak response. View free and reduced-cost internet service options in Wisconsin

Ergonomics At Home

These resources will guide you through setting up a healthy workstation for working or taking classes at home.

Ergonomics for Telecommuters

Handheld Devices