Fall 2021 at Madison College

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Be smart. Stay safe.

Your health and safety are at the forefront of our return to campus plans and our commitment to providing you with a high-quality, affordable education is unwavering.  

One thing is certain in these uncertain times -- our support for you will never change. Madison College will adapt to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19. 

Looking for information for Spring 2022? See our new term checklist for all you need to know before school starts.

College Calendar: January 19 Semester starts. March 15-19 Spring Break. May 7 end of academic year.


Madison College is committed to providing a safe space for all students, employees and staff. Negative attitudes and fear during the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to discrimination against people and communities. Prejudiced behavior violates our values and our policies and should be reported. If you experience or observe harassment or discrimination, Madison College’s Harassment and Discrimination Policy outlines the procedure for filing a complaint. Madison College does not tolerate discrimination of any type. We strive to provide an educational environment free from harassment.

Coming to campus

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To reflect changes in recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as state and county health agencies, the college has updated its health and safety protocols for Phase 2.

Do not come to campus if you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, even if you are vaccinated. Stay home from work, school and other activities and get tested.

If you come to campus:

Face coverings are required

  • Wearing a face covering while on campus is required for everyone, including those who have been vaccinated.
  • Please follow these face covering guidelines:
    • Face covering means a piece of cloth or other material that is worn to cover the nose and mouth completely.

    • A face covering must be secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands that go behind the head and must fit snuggly but comfortably against the side of the face.

    • Cloth face coverings must be made with two or more layers of breathable fabric that is tightly woven (i.e., fabrics that do not let light pass through when held up to a light source).

    • A face covering does not include bandanas, single layer neck gaiters, face shields, goggles, scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, shirt or sweater collars pulled up over the mouth and nose, or masks with slits, exhalation valves, or punctures.

Physical distancing recommended

  • When possible, respect a physical distance of 3-to-6 feet from others.
  • Signage indicating physical distances, elevator practices and room capacities will remain to assist those choosing to follow the recommendation.

COVID-19 questions or concerns?

Contact the COVID Screener


COVID-19 dashboard

The health and safety of the Madison College community is our top priority. We are committed to providing up-to-date COVID-19 case information and continues to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC), state and local health protocols. 

The current Madison College COVID-19 Dashboard is updated each week. 

COVID-19 symptoms

To be on campus you must be free of any COVID-19 symptoms or have been evaluated and cleared by your health care provider. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) website contains additional information regarding COVID-19.


COVID-19 symptoms

Please monitor these symptoms daily:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Runny nose or new sinus congestion
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • New gastrointestinal symptoms
  • New loss of taste or smell

Testing for COVID-19

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or you have been exposed to the virus, you can be tested for free.


Vaccinations for COVID-19

You can be vaccinated for COVID-19 for no charge at a site near you. Visit vaccines.gov for help finding a vaccine.

Flu shot and COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be offered at our Reedsburg Campus on the following Mondays: October 4, November 1, December 6, 2021 from 3-6 pm.

  • No appointment needed
  • Bring your insurance card.
  • Questions? Call us at 608.768.6261

What if I test positive?

Find answers to this and other questions about your next steps after COVID.

Students are asked to disclose to the college if they or a household member tests positive. We ask that you email our COVID Screener, or complete this reporting form. Reports of results are confidential. 


Where can I find specific COVID-19 data from CDC and the counties served by Madison College?


Taking care of ALL of you

emotional support

Staying apart but together presents its own physical and emotional challenges. If you are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression for any reason, we will support you. 

Counseling Services will help you navigate student life during the pandemic and after. Appointments are in person and online.


Health resources at GHC

The Madison College Community Clinic - a GHC branch located at Truax Campus - remains open for students and offers an expanded list of student health services now including tele-visits, Flu and COVID testing. These services are available to degree credit students presently enrolled in a face-to-face instruction course at the Madison campus, or enrolled in an online course. See here for our testing services guidelines.

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

Face coverings are required at all GHC clinics.


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Safety is everyone's responsibility

Maintaining a healthy campus will take the commitment of our entire community.

In circumstances where members of our community do not feel safe addressing and educating others about our safety protocols, please direct concerns to our COVID Screener at CovidScreener@madisoncollege.edu or 608.243.4880.


Academic instruction

Academic Instruction

Make progress toward your degree with our wide array of online and hybrid courses. The Fall schedule is flexible, offering you options that fit your learning style and ensures the health and safety of the Madison College community.








Student services

Student Services

Student Support Services

On campus and online, we are open. In-person, chat, phone or virtually we are here to support you every step of the way! We offer a wide array of services to help you reach your goals.

On Campus Resources 

Get help balancing school, work and home.

Digital Backpack Workshop Series

Join us for online learning tools to help you succeed. You'll leave with your own toolbox!

Financial Aid – Student Emergency Funding
Cover unexpected expenses due to COVID-19 with emergency assistance from the COVID Impact Grant.

Health and Community Resources

Take advantage of this list of college and community resources.

Remote Learning Tips
Preparation and tips for success in remote learning environments.

Technology Support 

Madison College will provide you with a laptop and access to Wi-Fi.


Covid-19 and other infectious diseases and viruses are active in our local communities. While Madison College cannot guarantee that our campus is free of infectious disease, with everyone working together we can reduce the risk of transmission of these diseases within our community. We have adopted rules that are designed to reduce the risk of transmission of these diseases and viruses on campus. The rules are based on guidance and recommendations from state and local health experts and authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control, and more.  We expect that all students, staff and faculty will become familiar with the rules and comply with them as part of an overall effort to make our campus as safe as possible. We take the safety of our students, faculty and staff seriously. Failure to comply with the rules may lead to disciplinary action up to and including exclusion from campus. Questions about the rules should be directed to Geraldo VilaCruz PhD., Dean of Students, 608-243-4555 / deanofstudents@madisoncollege.edu (students and guests) OR employeerelations@madisoncollege.edu. Thank you for your cooperation.