Effective, May 10, 2021:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s event attendance and space occupancy limits are reviewed periodically as Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC) issues updated public health guidance for gathering and event sizes. Effective May 10, 2021, we are linking our policy related to the size of university affiliated events on or off campus to the most current PHMDC Emergency Order.
The current and previous PHMDC orders may be viewed at PHMDC Current Order.
Rationale/Purpose of the Policy
The following policy for School, College, and Division (hereafter referred to as unit) events are aligned with University of Wisconsin–Madison’s COVID-19 Response, which seeks to mitigates risks to our campus community while allowing for necessary activities. This policy may be modified as new information becomes available from national, state and local public health agencies. Local units may establish more restrictive policy as deemed appropriate. The most current University event policy can be found in the UW–Madison Policy Library. Questions may be referred to firstname.lastname@example.org.
** NOTE: All Intercollegiate Athletics events will follow NCAA and Big Ten conference rules and guidelines.
This policy applies to the sponsored programs, activities, meetings, or gatherings, regardless of their location on or off university property, of all campus schools, colleges, divisions, and their related departments (hereafter referred to as unit). Third party events are not permissible under this policy and require an exception.
Note that RSOs have a separate policy. Their event exceptions are approved by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. See the Wisconsin Involvement Network for a directory of current RSOs.
All food and beverage provided at events must be either commercially prepackaged/individually packaged or served by university catering staff. If food is provided by a restaurant or catering company not affiliated with the university, it must be provided in single serve packaging.