COVID-19 Campus Operations

Updated July 31, 2020, at 3 p.m. Please check back frequently for the most current information.



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Athletic Events

  • Conference seasons and championships for football, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country are cancelled for the 2020-21 academic year. 
  • All competition in the sports of women’s tennis and women’s golf will be suspended for the 2020-21 fall term.
  • The WIAC seasons and championships in the sports of women’s tennis and women’s golf will be moved to the 2020-21 spring term. 
  • Institutions will retain the autonomy to establish practice opportunities within the limitations stipulated by the NCAA during the 2020-21 academic year. 
  • Determinations with regards to the winter sports season including the start date and the manner in which competition will be conducted, will be determined at a later date.

Email Athletics at


Learn more about Athletics

Campus Buildings

  • North Hall exterior doors will be unlocked beginning August 3 with summer hours (7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.). Rodli Hall doors will not be unlocked.
  • Nearly all buildings on campus will be open August 17. There may be some buildings that will not be unlocked on that date for compelling reasons.
  • Any units wanting to return to on-campus operations prior to August 17 should still have a Return to Campus Plan approved.
  • Any individual employee wishing to access buildings sporadically before August 17, please fill out this form.


Campus Events

No camps or clinics will be held on campus prior to August 1.


Campus Tours

On-campus tours have resumed. Learn more here.

Email Admissions at


Career Services

Virtual Career Coaching: To request an appointment to discuss resumes, cover letters, job/internship searching, interviewing, LinkedIn, career exploration or additional career-related topics with our dedicated team, please fill out this form.

Learn more about Career Services

Central Receiving and Postal Services

While there will be a reduction of some services on campus, mail delivery and central package delivery services will continue operating as normal during the suspension of classes.


Chalmer Davee Library

  • Do not return library materials at this time.

  • Due date for non-textbook items is now Sept. 4, 2020.

  • Overdue and lost item fees are waived.

  • The book drop on the library exterior is currently closed.

  • The library, Textbook Services, University Archives, and Area Research Center will be delivering services virtually until May 26.

Learn more regarding the Chalmer Davee Library

CHILD Center 

The CHILD Center reopened June 8, 2020.

Please email or call 715-425-0656 if questions.


Academic calendar: UW-River Falls is planning for our traditional academic semester schedule, running September through December.

Academic delivery: UW-River Falls has a strong history of effective engagement of students in our academic programs and will continue this commitment in fall 2020. Classes will be delivered via a mix of in-person, alternative or online delivery, and blended modes. The method of instruction for each class will be determined based on instructor input on course content to ensure meaningful student experiences as well as factors of health risks and space availability. We will continuously review and update course delivery format details as more information becomes available. Students already registered for fall classes will be contacted by the Registrar's Office if the delivery formats for their classes are subject to change. This may result in additional fees for certain courses

Updates posted at


With the best interest of students, families, faculty and the community in mind, UWRF will hold a Virtual Spring Commencement Ceremony on August 8 beginning at 10 a.m.




  • No dining facilities are open at this time.

  • Dining has answered many questions about their services in their FAQs page.

Learn more regarding Dining Services.

Division of Technology Services

  • The DoTS Service Center is closed to walk-ups for the remainder of the semester.

  • Phone and online support will continue to be provided during regular business hours.

Learn more regarding the Division of Technology Services


  • Essential staff reporting for work.

  • Non-essential staff reporting for work.

  • Supervisors should allow telecommuting for every eligible employee and make appropriate arrangements for employees to retrieve needed equipment.

  • If you are unable to telecommute, but are concerned about exposure, please discuss your work options with your supervisor. If you are ill, please stay home using your eligible paid leave.

  • Student workers should contact their supervisor. UWRF respects student's decision not to work.


Falcon Center

Campus Recreation is working on a plan to open the Fitness Center in a phased approach. Once a plan to open the facility is approved, the Campus Recreation staff will share it via its website, email and various social media outlets. A reopening of the Falcon Center will follow safety guidelines from the CDC, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Pierce County Public Health and incorporate best practices in the health and fitness industry to reduce the spread of disease.

Learn more regarding the Falcon Center

Falcon Shop

The Falcon Shop is accepting online orders only.

Learn more regarding the University Center

Fast Copy

Fast Copy will be continuing regular operations.

Learn more regarding Fast Copy

Hathorn Mail Center

  • The Hathorn Mail Center is closed.

  • Starting March 21, all mail will be forwarded to your permanent address.

  • Please update your eSIS account with the non-campus address where you would like to receive mail.

  • For students who are approved to remain on campus, further instructions will be provided regarding mail delivery.

Learn more regarding the Hathorn Mail Center

Hudson Center

All classes scheduled in the UWRF Hudson Center have moved to an alternative delivery mode through the end of spring semester. The UWRF Hudson Center will remain closed to the general public.

Please direct questions to

Lab Farms



Regional Placement Testing

At this time, UW-River Falls will not be hosting Regional Placement testing. Further information will be shared as soon as it becomes available.




Residence Halls

  • The Commuter Policy has been updated to allow further distance from campus (up to 40 miles from campus).

  • Move-in will be more than one day to promote physical distancing.

  • Isolation and quarantine spaces will be set aside for students residing in the halls.

  • Housing assignments will be emailed to UWRF student accounts around mid-July.

  • Bathrooms and high-touch common areas will be cleaned on a more frequent basis.

Learn more regarding Residence Life

Textbook Services

Textbook Services has modified book issue to provide a safe environment for you to collect the textbooks for your courses. To promote physical distancing and limit the potential spread of COVID-19, we are using a no-contact book issue.

Prior to Getting Your Textbooks

  • Finalize your class schedule so we can be sure to get the correct items for your fall courses.
  • Log into the Textbook Pickup form to reserve a pickup time. Students will need to sign up for a pickup time at least 24 hours prior to getting their books so staff has time to pull, check out, and bag your items. 
  • Textbook distribution starts August 17 with the following schedule: 
    • August 17-21: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • August 24-28: Monday to Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • August 31-September 4: Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On September 8, Textbook Services will start its fall schedule of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment. 

Picking Up Your Books

  • Show up at Hagestad Hall as close to your scheduled time as possible. Bring your campus ID and wear a face covering. 
  • A staff member will check your ID and direct you to the appropriate table where your books will be checked out, bagged, and waiting for you. 
  • Once you have your bag, head to the back where another staff member will make sure the correct bag is paired with the correct person.

If you need to reschedule your appointment, the confirmation message sent to your UWRF email has a link to modify or cancel your reservation. 

Not on Campus?
If you are only taking online classes and/or are unable to come to campus, request your textbooks be mailed to you by filling out the form at 

Still have Spring or Summer Items?
Textbooks, iClickers, and Garmins from spring and summer may be returned in the book drop outside  Hagestad Hall. If you are unable to return items in person, please email for a shipping label. 

Please direct questions to and check out for the latest information.

Learn more regarding Textbook Services

University Center

The University Center is closed until August 17, 2020. Future hours of operation will continue to be updated on the University Center webpage.

Learn more regarding the University Center

UWRF Domestic Business Travel

All university sponsored travel is cancelled through December 31, 2020, with limited exceptions.


UWRF International Business Travel

All university sponsored travel is cancelled through December 31, 2020, with limited exceptions.