UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Falcons Forward

Fast Facts for Spring 2022

Please check back regularly for updates. Information for Spring 2022 will be updated as soon as it is available. 

Face coverings will remain required indoors when 6-foot distancing is not possible through at least Jan. 21, 2022. Read the full policy here.

Although vaccinations are not required, by choosing to get vaccinated you are helping keep campus a safe place to live, learn and work. That’s why we are asking you to Protect the Nest by getting your COVID-19 vaccine. 

Will there be COVID-19 vaccine or booster clinics on campus?

Freeman Drug - Pfizer Booster on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m.-noon, Falcon’s Nest (first floor of the University Center)

  • To receive your booster, it must be five months (Pfizer), six months (Moderna), since completing your initial series, or two months (J&J) since receiving your first dose.
  • Booster doses do not have to match your primary series vaccine, it's ok to mix and match vaccines. 
  • Please bring your vaccine record card with you.
  • First and second dose recipients are welcome! If you receive your first dose of Pfizer, you are responsible for scheduling your second dose at another location (or with Freeman Drug).

Sign up (by appointment only, no walk-ins) at https://freemandrug.as.me/falcon. If there are no times listed at the link, all time slots have been taken. To find other vaccine options, visit vaccines.gov.


Freeman Drug - Pfizer Booster on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m.-noon, Riverview Ballroom (second floor of the University Center)

  • To receive your booster, it must be five months (Pfizer), six months (Moderna), since completing your initial series, or two months (J&J) since receiving your first dose.
  • Booster doses do not have to match your primary series vaccine, it is ok to mix and match vaccines. 
  • Please bring your vaccine record card with you.
  • First and second dose recipients are welcome! If you receive your first dose of Pfizer, you are responsible for scheduling your second dose at another location (or with Freeman Drug).

Sign up (by appointment only, no walk-ins) at https://freemandrug.as.me/falcon. If there are no times listed at the link, all time slots have been taken.  

To find additional vaccine appointments, visit vaccines.gov.

The following are resources for vaccine clinic locations:

For those in Pierce County/River Falls Area: https://covid-piercecounty-wi.hub.arcgis.com/

For those in the State of Wisconsin, but not near UWRF: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-about.htm

For those in the State of Minnesota: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/index.html

You can also work with your personal medical provider or insurance company to find the best option for you.

UWRF continues to offer free COVID-19 testing on campus in Hagestad Hall for the campus and greater community. Anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is expected to be tested as soon as possible. Appointments can be scheduled here

  • The testing center in Hagestad Hall is currently open  Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm. Anyone who is symptomatic, regardless of vaccination status, is strongly encouraged to get a COVID-19 test. 

How do I receive an exemption from required COVID-19 testing?

You can be exempted from required testing for the following reasons:

  • You are vaccinated. Please upload your vaccination information in the COVID-19 portal.
  • You are 100% online, not living in residence halls and have no other reason to be on campus during this testing period. Notify us of your off-campus status in the COVID-19 portal.
  • You received a negative test result off-campus during the testing period. Let us know via the COVID-19 portal.
  • You tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days (this only applies if you tested positive off-campus). Upload an image of your positive results in the COVID-19 portal
  • You have an approved medical exemption (i.e. recent nasal surgery). Email student.health.services@uwrf.edu for medical-related exemptions. For non-medical exemptions (i.e. religious), email student.success@uwrf.edu.

At this point in time, all courses are being offered as they are listed in ESIS, when students registered for classes. All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear a mask in the classroom where physical distancing is not feasible. We continue to monitor and respond to data and public health guidance as things change.

We encourage students to work with their advisers and department chairs to navigate what is best for their fall schedule.

Information about Dining can be found here. If you have questions, please contact them at 715-425-4403 or
dining@uwrf.edu 

Residence Hall Association

In addition to Hall Councils, each residence hall will be represented at Residence Hall Association (RHA).  Anyone can attend RHA meetings that take place in the University Center on Thursday evenings. 

Residence Life Student Guide

The Residence Life Student Guide has been updated for the 2021-2022 academic year. It contains a lot of information about what students can expect and things they should know. All residents are encouraged to be familiar with the student guide before moving into the residence halls.

Guest Hours

Residents will be allowed to have guests in the hall and in their rooms. The guest policy is available in the Community Standards portion of the Residence Life Student Guide.

How to Prepare for Living On-Campus

The residence halls will be at full capacity this year.  While COVID-19 is still transmittable, residents should be prepared to minimize their risk and manage their personal health. This includes following all health-related expectations, including wearing a mask indoors. It also means practicing good hygiene by washing hands often, maintaining a clean and sanitary room, and doing laundry on a regular basis. Students should delay moving into the residence halls if they or those helping with move-in have any symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.  Also, if after moving in residents have any symptoms, even if they seem minor, the resident should get tested right away. Finally, residents who have not been vaccinated before moving in should seriously consider getting vaccinated right away. Living on campus, taking classes, and participating in campus activities may expose them to many more people than when they were living at home or elsewhere. Their best defense from getting COVID-19 and spreading it to others is to be fully vaccinated.