Campus Status

Updated April 30, 2020 - 1:00 pm

While the doors to Madison College buildings remain closed, Madison College remains fully operational and continues to fulfill our mission to serve our students.

Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order ends May 26.  While most spring semester instruction transitioned to entirely online and will finish by the end of the term, Madison College is working to safely offer in-person instruction, on a limited basis, to complete select spring courses.  College leaders remain in contact with public health officials and are planning an incremental approach to returning employees and students to campuses for summer and fall semesters when deemed safe. The College will continuously assess risks. In making decisions related to reopening, the health and safety of our community remains our No. 1 priority. 

As we ready for the months ahead, keep in mind planning must be flexible, based on the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key highlights of the potential return-to-campus timeline include:

Spring Courses:

A limited group of Madison College healthcare and protective services programs will resume in-person instruction on May 4. 

Additional spring courses identified as having a face-to-face requirement that cannot be met through virtual means, will begin completion efforts starting mid-May and continuing to June.

Summer Courses:

Summer courses will be delivered almost exclusively online. Exceptions will include courses identified as having a face-to-face requirement that cannot be met through virtual means. If in-person instruction of a Summer session course is deemed critical, plans will be made to accommodate these needs as circumstances allow.

Campus Buildings and Events:

All campus buildings will continue to be closed for events and to community members at least through July 31.  Limited access will be granted to a small number of students and staff as identified by Dr. Daniels and the relevant Cabinet member.

All athletic and other campus events are canceled through July 31, 2020

All athletic facilities remain closed through July 31, 2020. 

We want to assure you in this time of uncertainty that we are committed to doing what we can to help ease your fears. Our mission to serve our students and community is stronger than ever. Our goal is to continue to provide you with high-quality education so you can reach your academic and career goals. 

GHC clinic at Truax Campus is open. See changes in GHC services.

GHC has moved to a Level 3 response for their patients. This means that GHC is grouping patients at specific sites depending upon their recent symptoms. The Truax Campus branch is not a COVID-19 testing site.

The Madison College Community Clinic - a GHC branch located at Truax Campus - remains open.  Please read the information below about where to go for your care needs.

You can call the GHC Nurse Connect Line at 608.661.7350 for advice on where you should go for care. The phone line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week (24/7). 

Madison College students and employees with respiratory symptoms are to go to the GHC Capitol Clinic, located at 675 W. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI.  

The Madison College Clinic will be considered a standard care facility.  All patients will be screened prior to entering the clinic.  Patients and their attendants who have had fever, cough or difficulty breathing, or generalized body aches in the past 7 days will not be permitted to enter the clinics and will be advised to call the office for triage and site-of-service planning.

Check GHC clinic hours and location and call ahead for an appointment.

Read GHC's own coronavirus related updates and procedures.